We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans

Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (170)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bayou st”(51 reviews)
“bayou tour”(21 reviews)
Locally owned, family run. Capture New Orleans from a different perspective. Kayak our beautiful bayou as we guide you along our historic waterway. We'll keep with the pace of the city--nice and easy, taking in the southern scenery, hospitality and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
Bayou St. John
+1 512-964-9499
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around New Orleans
from $29.00
More Info
from $30.00
More Info
from $65.00
More Info
from $16.49
More Info
Reviews (259)
Filter reviews
258 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bayou st bayou tour lake pontchartrain hour trip leisurely paddle city park guide sara jumping fish hour paddle physical activity easy paddle longer tour skill level french quarter great guide great trip local history
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 258 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I are from NY and were in New Orleans for a short business trip for him. It was his second time in NoLa and my first. I wanted to sneak in a quick outing and found Kayak-iti-Yat, and I'm so glad I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laluna447
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Being a New Orleans native, it's easy to take for granted opportunities do take part in activities that you pass by daily. My teenaged son and I FINALLY booked a 2-hour kayak with Sonny and Sara and we are SO HAPPY we did. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank akms418
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is a great tour. We went with Sonny, who was very knowledgeable about both the history and ecology of the area. We saw tons of birds and some beautiful homes. Probably in part because there were only two of us, the tour was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 624randig
Reviewed January 4, 2019

There was so much to do in NOLA for a first time visitor, but this kayak trip was the highlight and a perfect activity for my teen boys, who had little patience for the Quarter and the history. Sonny was a kayaking rock star. Do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa D
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I had such an enjoyable time with Sonny kayaking down the bayou. Sonny had great information about the wildlife, ecosystem, history, current events it was great! It was an easy paddle even for those who would be beginners. If we were staying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexis J
Reviewed November 25, 2018

On our way between Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas, we took a break from the car for a paddle with Sonny. The five of us, (3 adults, 2 kids) enjoyed our time with Sonny immensely, and found the kayaking to be 100% enjoyable on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marcibethm
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Enjoyed kayaking in the city river as Sonny gave background information as we toured through the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sportsandrec50in30
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy a gentle paddle while on vacation I highly recommend joining Sara for the two hour trip on the Bayou St. John. Lots of nature on this urban paddle and good details, historical, natural and other, from our guide Sara. I wish we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tour25424156221
Reviewed October 30, 2018

After wonderful days and nights on New Orleans streets digging jazz, great food and drinks, this was a wonderful reset. Paddling on a surprisingly intact ecosystem that functioned as the first "Main Street" of a great city not only brought history to life, but also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2playmore
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love to kayak in our home state and were very excited to kayak the BSJ for our 20th Anniversary trip! It was a fun way to break up the week of site seeing and Bourbon Street. Sonny was an amazing guide,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trail93248
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 172 nearby hotels
The Treme Hotel
153 reviews
1.37 miles away
Sweet's Inn Motel
18 reviews
1.38 miles away
Midtown Hotel New Orleans
203 reviews
1.41 miles away
Le Petit Motel
3 reviews
1.44 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,183 nearby restaurants
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
1,265 reviews
.67 miles away
Blue Oak BBQ
142 reviews
.34 miles away
Liuzza's by the Track
281 reviews
.40 miles away
Cafe Degas
422 reviews
.35 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,171 nearby attractions
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA
1,224 reviews
.39 miles away
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
127 reviews
.56 miles away
New Orleans Museum of Art
970 reviews
.35 miles away
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
126 reviews
.30 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Renee D
May 8, 2018|
Response from kayakitiyat | Property representative |
Hey Renee! You are welcome to bring your own kayak to use on our tour; we give a $15 discount off the ticket price. Keep in mind, not all equipment is suited for all environments. It’d be best to contact us directly via... More
April 12, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from kayakitiyat | Property representative |
The kayaks we use most often have a limit of 6'5" (198cm) and 275lbs. (125kg), however we can accommodate any size. We have a few other kayaks that can hold a much larger person. We use Jackson kayaks out of Tennessee. As... More