Join Canoe and Trail Adventures for a vivid experience paddling into the wetlands in the daylight, eating at sunset and then paddling out during twilight. Every sense will be strained to absorb as much of the experience as possible. At night, swamps are alive with sounds! Visit https://canoeandtrail.com/twilight-swamp-tour/ for details.
Join Canoe and Trail Adventures for a moonlight paddle trip in Manchac Swamp. Visit https://canoeandtrail.com/ for details.
Starting in the Fall of 2016 Pack & Paddle will host segmented paddle trips along Bayou Teche once a month for 10 months until the entire distance is completed. Participants will see magnificent live oaks, beautiful cypress and diverse bird life and more! Each segment will culminate in a planned event giving paddlers time to socialize and exchange stories of their paddling adventure. ABOUT THIS SEGMENT:
Instead of sitting on the sidewalk in front of a box store waiting to buy something on the Friday after Thanksgiving, join Pack & Paddle on the Vermilion River to breathe in the beauty and tranquility of this fabulous local paddling spot. Owners John and Becky Williams envision this trip as a great way to get families together to make memories and enjoy time together. The 4-mile route will take the group from Heymann Park to Rotary Pointt. After arriving at Rotary Point, Pack & Paddle will shuttle all the drivers back up to their cars in a rented bus.
Join Pack & Paddle for a leisurely paddle trip among the hardwoods and cypress through the waters of Lake Chicot. This level one paddle leads participants to an island where Bryan Lafaye will help them explore value, contrast, atmosphere, perspective, proportion and shape. Surrounded by the extensive beech-magnolia forest areas and the beauty of the cypress-tupelo lake environment, Bryan will share how he creates 3D effects with trees as well as depth and spatial tricks. The trip includes a lunch that the group will share on the island. Advanced registration is required.
Join Pack & Paddle as the sun sets on Lake Martin. Participants will wind their way through the cypress trees that line the edge of the lake, seeing the stars come out and hearing the night critters. After the trip, the group will enjoy a tasty meal on the banks of beautiful Lake Martin. Participants should a flashlight or headlamp for this trip! Advance registration is required. Visit https://packpaddle.com/events-and-trips/?ee=383 for details and to register.
Join Pack & Paddle for a group kayak fishing experience that combines some on water instruction with a chance to try out Hobie and Native Pedal drive kayaks to catch some of Louisiana's finest inshore species. Participants are also welcome to bring their own kayak on this trip, which will take place in the coastal marshes of Louisiana (anywhere between Lake Charles to Pointe-Aux-Chenes). The exact location will be determined by trip leaders the Wednesday before the trip based on the wind, weather and fishing conditions.
Experience the world of kayak fishing from the seat of a Hobie kayak on this special introductory trip Sunday, Oct. 2, by Pack & Paddle. Participants will meet at 4:40 a.m. at Pack & Paddle in Lafayette and carpool to the destination (to be determined by the guide and announced the Wednesday before the trip). Each participant will pilot their own hands-free Hobie MirageDrive kayak with a fishing rod in hand to catch local species along the Louisiana coast. Members of the Hobie Kayak Fishing Team will be available to lend tips and help.
In this on-water seminar hosted by Pack & Paddle Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. at Lake Martin, participants will learn everything they need to know to learn how to paddle a flatwater kayak efficiently, including all the basics including terminology, the best ways to enter and exit a kayak as well as all the basic strokes. The group will meet at Lake Martin in Breaux Bridge at 5 p.m. By the end of the class participants should be able to easily paddle their kayak in a straight line, turn quickly in both directions and to do it with techniques that will minimize effort on your arms.
ABOUT THIS PADDLE SERIES: Starting in the Fall of 2016 Pack & Paddle will host segmented paddle trips along Bayou Teche once a month for 10 months until the entire distance is completed. Participants will see magnificent live oaks, beautiful cypress and diverse bird life and more! Each segment will culminate in a planned event giving paddlers time to socialize and exchange stories of their paddling adventure. ABOUT THIS SEGMENT: