Kayaking is the new way to the swamps of Louisiana, which is a large part of the state’s territory. Louisiana makes up 41% of the nation?s wetlands, according to estimates. That means that 41% of the swamps in the whole of the United States can be located in that geographic area.
Now, swamp tours might not seem like the most fun experience to ever have, at least to some, much less kayaking swamp tours, but the truth is that there is a lot to see. Especially if you’re kayaking in New Orleans.
There are a lot of sites to see, and a lot of fun places that you can go to explore, if you have your own equipment. If not, you can rent from locations that offer tours for a reasonable price. One great place to tour is the Civil War fort of Fort Proctor. This fort is only accessible by the water, so a kayak is the only real way to explore it.
Jean Lafitte National Park is another great location and has a lot of wildlife to see. For those interested in the natural world and the natural beauty of Louisiana, this is one of the hotspots to tour. It’s located 30 minutes from New Orleans and is accessible by shuttle if you don’t own a car. There are tours offered here at a reasonable rate.
Bayou Bienvenue is one more hotspot to visit, 4.5 miles from the French Quarter of New Orleans, and with a great view of the city’s skyline. It’s more for experienced kayakers, and takes you through aquatic plant beds and shows an up close look of coastal restoration efforts.
The wildlife and fauna alone are reason enough to want to experience a kayak tour of the swamps and sites of New Orleans, and the tour guides there will be more than happy to show you the best of the best. They’re experienced professionals, who have likely grown up in the area, and thus know all the best locations and sights.
You’ll be safe in their hands, and be able to enjoy a relaxing paddle through the wilderness, without worry.
If you have any questions about swamp tours, feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help.