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Pearl River Kayaking

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I dress?
Please dress for the weather.  If it is summer, you can take a leisurely swim during a brief break during the tour. We suggest shoes that you do not mind getting muddy, flip flops and sandals are appropriate.   If it is winter, dress in warm layers that you can remove as the day warms up.  We suggest sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat for protection from the sun. 
What do I need to bring?
If you plan on taking a swim, we suggest you bring a change of clothes and a towel. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.  We provide everything else you will need including your kayak, PFD, and paddles.  We also have dry boxes that you can use for small items such as keys, phones, and cameras.  
Are beginners welcomed?
Our course is beginner friendly during late spring, summer, and early fall.  (March-November)
During winter months we do suggest some kayaking experience as water levels are higher this time of the year leading to quicker moving water.  Higher water levels are important in the cycle of a healthy swamp environment and leads to your guide being able to access many places only seen during the deep winter months in Louisiana.
What is the largest group size?
We are fully equipped to take out 10 guest per tour.  We do prefer smaller groups where average group size is 6-8 people.
What if the weather is bad for the day I booked?
Louisiana weather can be tricky. The forecast may say the chance of rain in New Orleans is 80%, but we will not see a drop at our tour location.  We make a decision at 8 am. the day of your tour.  If we do have to cancel, we will try to reschedule to the next possible tour time.  If that is not possible, we do give you a 100% refund.
What is the age requirement and weight limit?
Guest must be 4 years of age and older.  Our tandem kayaks hold a weight of 500 pounds (227 kg) total.  Solo kayak are 300 pounds (136 kg) total.

Is it safe to kayak with alligators?
We do not feed the alligators on our tours.  Wild alligator behavior is very predictable.  If we do see an alligator it is more a gift and we observe it from a distance.

Should I worry about mosquitoes?
Where we paddle is moving water so there are no bugs.  We provided extra repellent in case you happen to be that one in a few that attracts them. 

Can I bring my pet with me?
We are a pet-friendly company as long as your animal has experience with kayaking.

If you have any further questions about this experience, please give us a call at 1-504-517-3066 or email us at
See you in the Swamp!
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