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Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans

3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
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Sonny is an amazing tour guide

My wife and I went out with Sunny earlier this week and we had a great experience. He is extremely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick L
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A great history lesson on Bayou St. John!!!!

My mother and I went on this amazing kayak ride and every minute was filled with rich New Orleans... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taryn U
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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 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went out with Sunny earlier this week and we had a great experience. He is extremely knowledgeable on the history of Louisina and New Orleans, plus his knowledge and love of nature is easy to see and unsurpassed by anyone else...More

Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I went on this amazing kayak ride and every minute was filled with rich New Orleans history told by our expert kayaking guide Sonny! We did a morning ride and the weather for early June was spectacular! The water was calm and...More

Thank Taryn U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was easy to book, easy to get to...All we had to do was show up and all of the equipment was waiting for us. It was so much fun to explore the bayou, and Sonny and Sara were so nice and personable. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our favorite things we did on our trip to New Orleans! Sonny was an excellent guide and fun to hang out with for a couple of hours. The kids already want to go back next summer so they can kayak again!

Thank mc0le29
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the four-hour tour, got to do a little hike, and also swim in the lake nearby! I also got an opportunity to talk with a local TV channel there. I adored the fact that I was able to work off some early morning...More

Thank Amy O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my two grandsons on this tour to work off some energy (for them) and enjoyed a wonderful tour given by Sonny. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Sara was very helpful and accommodating in setting everything up. Shared the trip with a lovely family...More

Thank Laineygee1
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When people ask what we did in New Orleans they don't expect to hear "kayaked on the bayou". Our 6 PM tour with Sonny was lots of fun. We laughed, we learned, we shared. And when we heard thunder in the distance we booked on...More

1  Thank bonnie m
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We had a great trip, highly recommend for a piece of peace in a very busy town. Very informative about trip before meeting them made us feel at ease upon arrival. Educational trip with out feeling like a lecture. Where great with ideas and recommendations...More

1  Thank magruderhill
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

I did the 2 hour kayak tour May 10th and it was awesome! Very laid back and informative. I was the only one in my party but there was 3 other women on the tour.Our guide made me feel very comfortable even though I came...More

1  Thank Tatiana W
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

My ten year old niece and I had a great time on the kayak tour in NOLA with Sonny. He and Sara are wonderful to work with in setting up the tour. Sonny had great pieces of information and history and made the tour that...More

1  Thank Cowgi
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Renee D
May 8, 2018|
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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
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Marshmallowpuffs
April 12, 2015|
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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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