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Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours

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Everything I wanted in a Swamp Tour!

We stumbled upon Lost Lands Tours and sure glad we did. It was a refreshing change from the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sarah d
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
An unforgettable experience

If you want a thorough, knowledgeable, local perspective on Louisiana culture and nature, and you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Huntington, New York
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We are anything but your typical swamp tour! Our lead tour guides include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who has covered wetlands issues for 30 years, a former television producer who wrote for the only series covering erosion, and a former...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
2411 Octavia St, New Orleans, LA 70115-6533
Uptown / Carrollton
+1 504-858-7575
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stumbled upon Lost Lands Tours and sure glad we did. It was a refreshing change from the bustling city of New Orleans and I gathered a greater appreciation of the area. I was adamant that I didn't want a tour that fed marshmallows to...More

1  Thank sarah d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a thorough, knowledgeable, local perspective on Louisiana culture and nature, and you love the outdoors, book a tour with Lost Lands. Bob and Marie welcomed our group to their New Orleans home and helped us get to know the issues facing the...More

1  Thank mpmarkham
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I am so happy that from all the research to find a guide for our bayou experience I selected Lost Lands. First of all, it draws a realistic picture of today's environmental state of the bayous and in general New Orleans - raising awareness is...More

1  Thank Katerina K
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This tour was such an interesting and fantastic adventure. We started the day with a brief slide show with commentary by John Hazlett explaining the multitude of factors contributing to Louisiana's disappearing coast. John broke down each of the factors in a really accessible way...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was a fantastic tour. It started with an extremely informative and entertaining "lecture" discussion about Louisiana's disappearing coast and the geologic, hydrologic, and political/bureaucratic reasons behind this concerning phenomenon, replete with an amazing slideshow and compelling narrative by writer Bob Marshall. Then, we headed...More

Thank ehtyler
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Four of us went paddling this past week. The presentation on the loss of coastal waters and forests was incredibly well done and informative. Our time along the bayou and into the swamps was so beautiful, and our guide, Marie, added her knowledge to the...More

1  Thank masheahan
Reviewed 19 April 2018

I didn't know what to expect and it was a great day. I booked my trip in the last minute and Marie was kind enough to accommodate me, despite she had to move all her clients from Saturday to Sunday due to a bad-weather Saturday....More

2  Thank CharlotteB2845
Reviewed 16 April 2018

This is not your average kayak tour! The quality is simply outstanding. I've done numerous tours to natural places, but never have I experienced a tour that provides such an in-depth overview of the region being visited. The presentation on the state of Louisiana's environment...More

3  Thank 81macyz
Reviewed 29 March 2018

If you want to experience something different in New Orleans, definitely go kayaking with Lost Lands Tours. They're not like the other swamp tours where you get 20 people on a boat with bags of marshmallow to feed the alligators -- Lost Lands Tours is...More

3  Thank Aleah T
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is hands-down the best way to get a taste of the coastal Louisiana swamplands. Our guide John started by giving an excellent environmental education presentation so we had a deeper understanding of how the Mississippi delta formed and how natural and human forces continue...More

3  Thank Gabrielle G
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the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate
feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the
students living in the area ensure that Uptown and
Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly
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5 May 2017|
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Response from jmilesvilla | Reviewed this property |
Apparently there has been one alligator attack in Louisiana in the past fifty or so years and it was on land. This tour also takes you places where the alligators are not fed by tour companies so they stay way away from the... More
12 March 2017|
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Response from mskovacs1 |
Thank you Lindsay. We will be there mid next week. I expect we will book it, just need to plan the day. As soon as we know I will call. Mike
Duretta L
26 January 2017|
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Response from Lindsay P | Property representative |
Good to hear from you. Tours are $95 per person when we take out four or more people, $120 each for three, and $175 each for two people. We make efforts to combine groups who are interested in the same time period to try to... More