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Kayak Swamp Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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Reviewed 18 June 2023

We enjoyed this tour a lot. Brandon (or Brendon?), our main guide, is an absolute class act. He was friendly, funny, available, clearly loved the outdoors (and animals) and knew a whole bunch about the flora and fauna. He is also an all-around legend - 190 pounds of long-haired, well-muscled, blue-eyed, swamp-dwelling ruggedness. He showed us a video of him coolly manhandling and releasing a pretty big gator that had caught itself on his fishing line - a savvy marketing move, but also a super fun moment.

Our secondary guide, Matt (he was with us at the bayou, but Brandon is the one who drove us there and back and took us out to lunch) was also very competent and lots of fun to be around. We talked about our kids, wildlife, conservation - I really valued these seemingly genuine interactions.

My only gripe is that I wish the paddling part had been longer. By signing up for the longer, more expensive tour (supposed to be 5-6 hours), we figured we'd get to spend almost a full day in the bayou and cover lots of ground. In reality, the tour was closer to four hours, including a long, leisurly meal at a snack bar near the trail head. The stretch of river we paddled was about a mile (so two miles there and back) and we gathered by talking with our guides that it was exactly the same itinerary as the 'shorter', more economical tours. The extra money is basically for the privilege of a lunch-date with Brandon - worth every penny, in this case, because Brandon is a real prince. Still, if I go again, I'd go for the more affordable 3-hour evening tour (paddle one way by daylight, come back by twilight, with all the nocturnal animal activity and sounds).

All in all, though, I would warmly recommend this outfit to anyone, particularly beginners.

Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023

We enjoyed our time on the water with Matt. His knowledge made the scenery twice as interesting. His genuine love for the outdoors made you appreciate the rich wildlife and history that New Orleans has to offer beyond music and food. We highly recommend spending time with him outdoors.

Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 May 2023

We can’t thank Matt enough for a fantastic experience. He was knowledgeable, courteous and extremely helpful. We would highly recommend this activity to anyone wanting to experience the bayou and all it has to offer. If you get Matt as your guide you will be in great hands!

Date of experience: May 2023
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Reviewed 3 May 2023

Really wonderful trip. It ended up just being me and my husband so we appreciated having a private tour. Matt and Byron were so knowledgeable and passionate which really made the trip special. We saw tons of wildlife and lucked out with beautiful weather. Lunch was tasty too! Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

We took the Twilight Tour. It’s Louisiana, it’s April, sometimes it’s gonna rain, and it did. I don’t mind getting a bit wet. The big thing was that Matt and his people were staying ahead of it, and it was clear that they were watching out for our safety. Really terrific folks. The tour was great, we learned a lot about the wetland ecosystems. The Twilight Tour was a different experience. Very highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2023
Thank Bill15Q
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