Christmas Eve Paddle

Guided by Louisiana Master Naturalists


Beginner Friendly


Average Group Size


Kayaks & Canoes


Transportation Available


Master Naturalist guides – Best Value Tour – Limited Seats Available

$45 per paddler - 5% OFF when you book a tandem (2 person) kayak or canoe

Optional Downtown Shuttle – Launch in Mandeville near Fontainebleau State Park

Experience the full story of the wetlands in a eco-friendly low impact way. Kayak through a swamp, marsh, bayou& into the Louisiana estuary system all within a single tour. Our top rated kayak guides will stop along the way to tell you all about the diverse ecosystems in south Louisiana.

Follow our guide in your own canoe or kayak down a natural bayou which feeds into Lake Pontchartrain, this bayou is the only undeveloped bayou left leading to the lake. Along the way your guide will pause to give detailed info about the bayous, swamps, and Louisiana’s wetland eco systems. Once at the lake, we will enjoy a light mid-tour snack (included) and for those who want, you may take a wade in the lake. Depending on the season wildlife consists of ibises, egrets, herons, eagles, alligators, turtles, and more. Woodpeckers and assorted song birds are seasonal visitors to the living and dead cypress trees visible from the bayou.

Reservations are required, if you do not use our transportation detailed driving directions will be emailed in the confirmation email. We currently use a public launch near Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, La.


+ Details

  • Guided by certified Louisiana Master Naturalist
  • Paddle lasts about 3 hours including a mid paddle break. Drive time is about 45 mins to the launch
  • Choose between canoes or kayaks
  • No experience required for kayaks, some experience recommended for canoes
  • Per paddler weight limit of 275 lbs (124.7 kg)


  • $45 per paddler
  • Save 5% when you book a tandem kayak or canoe
  • Optional Shuttle from downtown New Orleans $15

+ What We Bring

  • Professional, knowledgeable and passionate Louisiana Master Naturalist guides
  • Canoes and kayaks and all paddling equipment
  • Waterproof cases for phones or compact cameras
  • Waterproof bags for larger items (purses, backpacks, etc.)
  • Water & a mid-paddle snack

Additional Options

  • Transportation from New Orleans – from two convenient pickup locations – reservations are required

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