Lost Lands: Not Your Average Swamp Tour

Louisiana’s shrinking wetlands can feel like a far-away concept, but Lost Lands brings it to life through breathtaking guided kayak tours.

Did you know Louisiana is home to the nation’s most productive coastal wetland, the estuary of the Mississippi River?

How about that this estuary comprises critical habitat for 90 percent of all of the fish in the Gulf of Mexico and 75 percent of all migratory waterfowl in all of North America?

Oh, and one more thing: it’s all shrinking.

Originally published on on February 15th, 2016. 

“These tours are a fine chance to see country you may never get to see again — unless you help to save it.”

– Roy Blount, Jr.

“Jaw-dropping, spine-tingling, breath-taking, eye-opening, consciousness-raising — heart-breaking. Gorgeous and devastating.”

– Eric Overmyer, Producer of Treme

Our tours are for:


Nature Lovers and Kayakers

Those Involved in the Issue

Our tours typically begin in New Orleans with an educational session about environmental issues affecting coastal Louisiana. Afterwards kayakers caravan to the closest remaining cypress tupelo swamp 45 minutes west of the city.  Motorboat tours are in the marshlands southwest of the city. Advance scheduling is recommended for both, especially motor boat tours.

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