Canoe & Kayak Tours, Kayak Rentals, Moonlight Paddles™ and more

Full Flavor of the Bayou

Limited seats available, small tour size
  • • Price includes all the essentials – drinking water, local snack, & waterproof cases to protect phones
  • • Average group size of just 8 paddlers
  • • No experience required, laid back tour pace
  • • Transportation from New Orleans available
  • • 3 to 4 hour tour, including a mid tour break – relaxed paddling pace with stops for wildlife viewing
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  • Canoe & Kayak Tour with transportation

Twilight Paddle

We've been offering these outings since the 70's
  • • Experience sunset on Lake Pontchartrain after a leisurely paddle down the bayou
  • • Guided by certified Louisiana Master Naturalist 
  • • A unique experience 
  • • No experience required
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Kayak & Canoe Rentals

A Self Guided Tour at your own pace
$35/and up
  • • Offered on Cane Bayou in Mandeville, La
  • • Two person kayaks, solo kayaks, and canoes all available
  • • Reservations highly recommended
  • • Rental includes paddles, lifevest and waterproof cases to protect your phone and car keys
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  • Kayak Rental

Custom Tours

Tailed to each group's request
$69*/per adult
  • • only $59 per paddler after the first two paddlers
  • • Guided by certified Louisiana Master Naturalist
  • • Only a two paddler minimum
  • • Variety of locations
  • • Transportation available
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We may offer kayak swamp tours but we are not just a tour company.

For over 40 years our swamp tours have helped guest make memories that last a lifetime. With paddles and land outings designed for visitors, residents, birders, youth groups and schools let us plan your adventure today.

Loved by both residents and visitors since 1972. Canoe and Trail has offered canoe and kayak swamp tours, educational outings for schools and youth groups, Moonlight Paddles and Twilight Paddle Tours seasonally, and  other wilderness experiences all within a short distance of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Our guides are experienced passionate outdoor enthusiast. Canoe and Trail is a locally owned family business operated by a father and son team. We are eager to share the beauty of the Louisiana swamps and bayous with all adventurers both expert and novice. Join us and enjoy a day in the Louisiana outdoors canoeing, kayaking, birding or hiking through the swamps, wetlands, and rivers surrounding New Orleans. Transportation is available on only our Daily Canoe and Kayak Swamp Tours.



We are locally owned and locally operated. We get our snacks from local companies and get our supplies from locally owned Massey’s Outfitters.


We have you covered. We provide all paddling equipment, lifevest PLUS waterproof cases for phones, for no additional fee.

Highly Rated

Don’t take our word for how great our tours are- check out our 5 out of 5 star rating on Trip Advisor.

Eco Friendly

We are low-impact and aren’t burning gasoline on the water. We never feed the wildlife. 

Certified guides from the Louisiana Master Naturalist Program

Certificate of Excellence 2015

Certificate of Excellence 2016

2017 Moonlight Paddles

Our Moonlight Paddles are one of our most popular events for locals in the New Orleans area.  Here is a list of the dates for our Moonlight Paddles coming up this year: Feburary 4: Manchac Swamp March 11: Cane Bayou April 8: Cane Bayou May 6: Cane Bayou June 3:...

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Byron’s 2017 Outdoor Calendar

January 2017 Thu 13th          Planting of bald cypress seedlings in the Lake Maurepas area.  Volunteer with Coalition for the Restoration of Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) and or Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation...

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Not so Winter…

Here in South Louisiana, our winter has not been too cold.  We had a cold snap but mostly it's been a mild winter.  Since it has not been too cold, the wildlife has been out and about.  Our kayak and canoe trips have been seeing a good bit of wild life on our swamp...

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