2018 Tour Dates:

Nov. 3 - 8
Nov. 10 - 15


Atchafalaya Basin

Experience the beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin — the nation’s largest river swamp, containing almost one million acres of America's most significant bottomland hardwoods, swamps, bayous, and backwater lakes.


See a diverse collection of wildlife including gamebirds, reptiles, amphibians, alligators, and more. The Atchafalaya is home to over 85 species of fish, 200 species of birds, alligators, and black bear. We will help you identify what you see and photograph.


Kayaking in the Atchafalaya allows you to easily glide into untouched areas of the swamp, get up close to this beautiful ecosystem, and capture images of wildlife and cypress trees. Kayaks, paddles, anchors, and life vests are provided.


Capture stunning images of the Atchafalaya during spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Your guides will work hard to find ideal places to take photos. Or, feel free to explore on your own!

Louisiana Cookout

Savor traditional Louisiana cooking on the shores of the Atchafalaya. Relax and enjoy this time with fellow attendees and get to know your guides a bit better.

Experienced Guides

Our three experienced guides are committed to helping you get the most out of the tour. With a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, you’re sure to get individual attention.

As the Mist Rises is pleased to work with the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Their mission is to build understanding and identity, raising local, regional, and national awareness of the Atchafalaya region; to strengthen the fabric of the place; to expand economic opportunities and to increase the community collaboration and involvement within the parishes that constitute the heritage area while supporting a healthier Atchafalaya ecosystem and enhancing natural resource-based recreation opportunities. Learn more on the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area website.