It doesn’t take long for visitors to Louisiana to see the state’s motto, “sportsman’s paradise,” emblazoned on vehicular license plates. With the opportunity to fish, boat, and explore the surrounding wetlands, New Orleans is the perfect place to plan your next outdoor adventure. Plan a group experience to remember with the excursions below, suitable for corporate team building, groups of friends or family, and more.
New Orleans offers some of the best seafood in the world, so why not make an adventure out of it? Local guides offer inshore fishing charters for the likes of flounder, redfish, and speckled trout, as well as bigger game fish including marlin and red snapper for a storied offshore experience. Find our page on fishing charters here to start planning an unforgettable group experience.
For a uniquely New Orleans group experience, consider getting out on the water for the catch of the day. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries’ Catch and Cook program allows for a day full of fishing followed by a meal prepared by a New Orleans chef. See participating restaurants and more information here.
A popular attraction for many visitors to New Orleans, swamp tours are the perfect group activity. With so many ways to explore Louisiana’s vast array of swamps and bayous, there’s a perfect fit for any type of traveler. Whether you’re seeking an experience by boat, foot, or kayak, you can’t go wrong with a Louisiana swamp tour.
Zip NOLA is a one-of-a-kind ziplining expedition over the Louisiana swamp. Located about 45 minutes from downtown New Orleans in LaPlace, your crew will strap up for a wild ride over the Maurepas Swamp with views of the Historic Village of Frenier, Lake Pontchartrain, and the New Orleans skyline. Cruising past alligators will give you the ultimate thrill.
Located just 20 minutes from the French Quarter, NOLA Motorsports Park offers a range of racing, including karting, autocross, motorcycle racing, hot car lapping, and road racing. The 700-acre facility is largely outdoors and hosts many track events throughout the year. Group packages are available for booking.
The outdoor ropes course in New Orleans City Park known as LOOP NOLA is the perfect team-building experience. From overcoming fears to working through challenges as a team, your group will leave with an experience to remember. Booking your group at LOOP NOLA is also a way to give back to the community, funding opportunities for public school youth to experience life-changing outdoor adventures.
From the greens of the Golf Club at Audubon Park to Bayou Oaks at City Park, there are plenty of world-class golfing courses right here in New Orleans. There’s a course for every level of play. The PGA tour stops in New Orleans every April for the Zurich Classic. But for an ordinary day in New Orleans, plan to play a round or two with our golf itinerary here.
For more on New Orleans outdoors and recreation, see here.