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Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans

3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
+1 512-964-9499
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Fun on the Bayou - 2 hour tour

This was a great tour and it was easy. After a 15 minute orientation on the water, getting used to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon R
Such a wonderful afternoon on the bayou in NOLA!

We had originally planned to do the bikes and kayak trip but it was pouring rain the day we had it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy H
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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 weather. We offer three tours of varying levels of physical demand and kayaking experience. Taking place on natural, but urban Bayou St. John, paddles focus on history and ecology of the area and New Orleans. Our tours cover pretty much anything and all things relevant to the waterways and the surrounding neighborhoods. Our website is loaded with information! There you can find full descriptions of each tour, directions to our launch, and even quickly reserve your tour by clicking one of the yellow "book now" buttons.
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3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great tour and it was easy. After a 15 minute orientation on the water, getting used to how the kayaks manoeuvre we headed out with Sonny. He was incredibly vigilant making sure we were ok and providing information about the Bayou and...More

Thank Simon R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had originally planned to do the bikes and kayak trip but it was pouring rain the day we had it scheduled. Sonny was very accommodating in rescheduling and actually gave us a private tour on his day off. His knowledge of the area was...More

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sara was an excellent tour guide! She had a lot of interesting information regarding the New Orleans' history, culture and ecological challenges. Kayaking on Bayou St. John was a great way in general to see New Orleans (we did the Pontchartrain Paddle four hour tour)....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sonny and Sara are gracious and accommodating. We had a lovely time and learned alot about the community and ecology. We will be back!

Thank Kelly C
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

This was a fun way to see New Orleans and to see historic sites. It was easy to arrange. Sonny was a great guide with lots of information. Not only did I have a great tour, but they had suggestions for lunch afterward, sites to...More

Thank Frances L
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Sara was great at helping us organize our trip & Sonny was a great guide! It was a really cool way to see the city. We kayaked under some roads and train tracks, past neighborhoods, fair grounds, City Park, and Demourelles Island. We saw so...More

Thank Nick N
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Sometimes I roll my eyes at the thought of yet another kayak tour (they're a dime a dozen these days, right?), but that's because I'd never been out with Sonny and Sara before! Sonny is a trained marine biologist, so on top of history of...More

Thank krysleigh
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Wonderful tour full of interesting historical information and up-to-date anecdotes about the neighborhoods we passed through. The depth of knowledge mixed with a passion for the city and it's history made this an engaging trip. I'm most impressed however, by the bedside manor of the...More

Thank Danielle W
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Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

You must experience this part of New Orleans! Away from the French Quarter and other touristy traps and very close to the museum starts the Kayak-it-yat tour on Bayou St. John. We did the 2 hour tour but regretted missing out on the 4 hour...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The couple that runs this tour are genuine New Orleans. Hospitable and amazing people. Their tour was only part of why I totally recommend them- in addition to a great 3 hours on the water, we also got text and email pointers from Sarah all...More

Thank Gabe D
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Marshmallowpuffs
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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
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