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Wood Duck Houses

Wood Duck Boxes in Maurepas and Manchac Swamps by Sunny Boicourt Louisiana is one of the most important states for wintering and migratory waterfowl. Each year, 10% of the funds collected for hunting licenses here are allocated to conservation efforts throughout North America in the breeding grounds of waterfowl which will later migrate through or winter here….

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November 17, 2018

Adventures of Josh Jack

Our beloved guide, Josh Jack recently walked from Mexico to Canada…He is an amazing person.  He is now back sharing stories and guiding kayak tours with us in New Orleans.  This is an article written about his travels. Triple Crown Trails by: Andrew Bellacomo In whiteout conditions on a 7,500-foot ridge in Glacier National Park,…

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November 3, 2018


Next year on Halloween, I will paddle a pumpkin through the swamp. Next year on Halloween, I will dress up as a werewolf and scare fisherman at dusk.

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October 20, 2018

Alligator Jokes

Hey! Here’s a long list of one-liners you can use on your next swamp adventure!  I’m sorry and you’re welcome Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest? A: An Investigator Q: What’s the similarity between a Alligator and Windows? A: Neither of them has enough bytes! Q: How many arms has a…

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October 2, 2018

Love Letter to the Swamp

Love Letter to the Swamp by Nick Napoda They said they would burn me out. It was the heat of summer in Louisiana and I was guiding kayak tours seven days a week. The swamp was my office until I started graduate school and I couldn’t remember my last day off. Burnout is not what…

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September 18, 2018

Stories From the swamp

Stories from the Swamp by Kelley K Alligator hunting season, oh my! Lost a few scaly friends this week, as well as almost every one of the best shady spots to the suspension traps. Had a gruff interaction with some of the hunters, and now we have a tropical storm upon us! What a week!…

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September 5, 2018

Why September is the Best Month to Visit New Orleans

September is one of the best months to visit New Orleans, here are some reasons why! Fragrant Flowers Not busy Great temperature Milwaukee Kayak Company says so! Wildlife is active Possible hurricane storms and it can be a bit rainy, but we still find plenty of time to go on swamp tours. Find out why November is a…

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September 1, 2018

Protecting the Pearl

One Lake Proposal Threatens the Lower Pearl River Ecosystems by Ross Baringer In the last century the US was the world leader in new dam construction, erecting thousands of dams on rivers across the country. After several decades of observing the broad impact of damming, from flood pattern change to environmental degradation, the US is…

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August 17, 2018



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August 3, 2018

Poda’s Paddling Pet Peeves

Paddling Pet Peeves by Nick Napoda For many of you, a swamp tour will be your first paddling experience. Avoid these six things enhance your time on the water. Lilly Dipping: Lilly dipping is when you take short, effortless strokes, hardly wetting the paddle in the water. The result? You get left behind! The correction?…

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August 2, 2018

Photography Tips Part 2

Getting the shot – Part 2 More kayak photography tips… By Ross Baringer I’ve got a few more strategies to add to follow up my last post and help you get the most out of kayaking with a camera. Let’s jump right in: 4. GO EARLY / GO LATE My last list ended with an…

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July 17, 2018


A FIRM MODERATE STANCE a pathetically cohesive rambling on the current political climate by Jeffrey Chitek How does anyone think they know anything?  True wisdom takes a great deal of flexibility and critical thinking.  You can educate yourself all you want, but with what tools are you receiving your education?  Be patient. Be kind.  Don’t get…

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July 17, 2018

From $59

Once you’ve walked around the French Quarter, see the rest of this beautiful city by electric bike! Cruise through bohemian neighborhoods, ride along the river for spectacular views of the city, explore City Park and visit the Lakefront all in a 3 hour tour.