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Kayakitiyat Kayak Tours of New Orleans

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Address: 3494 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone Number: +1 512-964-9499
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Description: Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak our beautiful...
Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak our beautiful bayous as we guide you along our historic waterways. We'll keep with the pace of the city-nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and weather. We offer four tours of varying levels of physical demand and kayaking experience. Three take place in Bayou St. John, more urban paddles with an emphasis on history, and one in Bayou Bienvenue, a much more wild experience focusing more on ecology. Though, all of our tours cover pretty much anything and all things relevant to their waterways and neighborhoods. Our website is loaded with information! There you can find full descriptions of each tour, directions to our two meeting places, and even quickly reserve your tour by clicking one of the yellow "book now" buttons.
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Venture up the Bayou!!

Need a break from the Quarter or just love new experiences? Kayak with Sarah or Sonny on the "Pontchartrain Paddle" up the St. John's Bayou for a morning of peaceful relaxation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Need a break from the Quarter or just love new experiences? Kayak with Sarah or Sonny on the "Pontchartrain Paddle" up the St. John's Bayou for a morning of peaceful relaxation. The trip is great for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike. The wildlife won't disappoint - lots of osprey, egrets, herons, turtles, and jumping mullets. This bayou meanders past interesting... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I took the early morning Bayou Bienvenue trip and had an incredible experience! Katrina's impact was still evident as we traveled through the 9th Ward to reach the bayou. We initially paddled through an area of cyprus trees that had been killed--a very powerful experience. As we paddled further into the bayou, we saw an amazing variety... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My girlfriends & I joined a kayak tour while visiting the city and really really had some fun! We didn't realize the Bayou Saint John becomes so large the further north you are. Like a small lake with many beautiful homes along it. The guides were very laid back and tolerated us 5 constantly giggling 40 year old women! Highly... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very nice paddling in the early evening. Sonny was very knowledgable, I learned a lot. The bayou is not the most exciting river, being along highways but it was very pleasant. I would book again though but to do the wildlife circuit. Oh and make sure you don't rely on the public transaporation to come back to French quarter: it... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I really enjoyed my kayaking trip with Sara yesterday mainly because the group had to deal with whatever was happening at the moment. She explained why the restoration of the wetlands is so important to New Orleans. We saw birds, alligators (from a safe distance), and fish. The kayaking was fun but also a good workout. I recommend this tour... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a must do for anyone visiting New Orleans. The guide / host was fun to be with. We easily learned to paddle in a few minutes and after that, what a blast. We saw wildlife but no low life. HAHA. I am from the area but had a friend from out of town who wanted to do this.... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I were looking for something outside of the French Quarter to do, but still wanted background info about the city. Our tour guide, Scott, was very knowledgable about the city and its history. We paddled down the Bayou by City Park to Lake Pontchartrain for a swim, and then back. We saw wildlife, gorgeous homes along the... More 

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kayakitiyat, Owner at Kayakitiyat Kayak Tours of New Orleans, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thank you for your feedback! We deeply apologize for your frustrating morning—going to the wrong location before finding us. When you booked your tour, we sent you a confirmation email describing where to meet us, several transportation options, and how to prepare for the tour (including suggestions about how much water and snacks to bring along). We sent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My friends and I had a blast kayaking with Sarah, she made it such a fun experience! It's a little pricey but worth it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to see something besides Bourbon Street and to learn more about the history of the bayous in New Orleans.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went with a group of about ten. Sonny led the tour, with assistance from Sara and a younger guy whose name now eludes me. All three were passionate, fun, professional, wonderful guides. They provided wet bags for all our personal items, and even bottled water (not sure if the water and guide-to-participant ratio is part of the usual tour, since... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a nice way to see the Bayou St. John. Our guides were informative and FUN. They patiently waited for storm to pass before taking us out (Thursday before Jazz Fest). They recommended Degas restaurant nearby - loved it. Wanted a non-touristy tour. Just what we wanted. Relaxing, the Big Easy

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