Moonlight Paddle on Cane Bayou

What are Louisiana swamps like at night? What sounds do you hear? What can you see? What is it like to paddle through open ponds and marshes or a maze of bayous, sloughs, slender lakes and rivers with the moon overhead and a symphony of night sounds surrounding you?

Paddling into the wetlands by daylight, eating at sunset and then paddling out by moonlight is a vivid experience. Every sense is alerted as the swamp comes alive with the nighttime sounds of its inhabitants.

Moonlight Paddle in Manchac Swamp

What are Louisiana swamps like at night? What sounds do you hear? What can you see? What is it like to paddle through open ponds and marshes or a maze of bayous, sloughs, slender lakes and rivers with the moon overhead and a symphony of night sounds surrounding you?

Paddling into the wetlands by daylight, eating at sunset and then paddling out by moonlight is a vivid experience. Every sense is alerted as the swamp comes alive with the nighttime sounds of its inhabitants.

Advanced Sea Kayaking Class

Pack & Paddle is hosting an advanced sea kayaking class Sunday, Oct. 26, at Cypremort Point State Park. The cost is $85 per person, and participants will meet at the park at 8:30 a.m. The only spaces left in this course are for participants who can provide their own kayak (as well as their own paddle, PFD, paddle float, bilge pump and sprayskirt). Participants must also bring a water bottle, lunch and snacks, a towel, hat, sunscreen, appropriate shoes and clothing that can get wet (ex.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga 101

Pack & Paddle is hosting its first paddleboard yoga class at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Fieldcrest Park in Youngsville. The price is $45 per person (reservations required) and includes a stand up paddleboard, paddle, PFD and instruction. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet and will grip on the board. They should also bring water. Participants must have either experience in either stand up paddleboarding or yoga to take this class. Click here for more information.

Basinkeeper Paddle Trip at Bay Haha

Pack & Paddle will host a Basinkeeper Paddle Trip at Bay Haha Sunday, Oct. 19. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Butte LaRose Welcome Center and will carpool to the launch site. The minimum donation to participate is $50 per person (100% of this fee goes to the Basinkeeper Program) in exchange for kayaks, canoes, paddles, PFDs, dinner and guides for the trip. Participants should bring a water bottle, snacks, rain/wind gear, a hat and dry clothing for the trip home. Binoculars and a camera are optional.

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