By: Jackie Ann |

The Honey Island Swamp features over 70,000 acres of untouched natural beauty. In fact, it’s one of the least-altered river swamps in the United States and considered to be one of the most pristine swamplands in the country. If you’ve never explored this emerald oasis, you’re in for a real treat. While airboats and pontoon boats are the most popular avenue to explore the swamp, kayaking offers you much more freedom and space. Let’s check it out.

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There’s nothing better than carving out some time to spend in nature. Luckily, Louisiana has plenty of beautiful scenery you can enjoy.

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For nature lovers, a kayak tour of the Honey Island Swamp is a picture-perfect way to spend the day, and Honey Island Kayak Tours would love to spend the day with you.

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During your 2.5-hour tour through the cypress and tupelo swamp, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery in the state.

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As you paddle through the swamp, you’ll learn all about the wildlife, vegetation, history, and conservation efforts of the area from your knowledgeable guide.

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Kayaks allow you to traverse deep into the swamps, heading in areas that you wouldn’t be able to get to if you were on a pontoon or airboat.

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You might even come across some sandy beaches where you can splash around and stretch your legs.

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And of course, you’re bound to see tons of wildlife.

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Alligators, turtles, snakes, and countless birds all call the area home, and you’ll be up close and personal with them as you’re paddling away.

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If you look at the picture closely, you can see an alligator shuffling off the beach and into the water in the background!

For more information, including rates and availability, be sure to check out the Honey Island Kayak Tours website and give them a follow on Facebook.

Ever kayaked the Honey Island Swamp? Let us know in the comments below!

Address: 65583 Pump Slough Rd, Pearl River, LA 70452, USA


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