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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 and Unique Experience!

I had so much fun on this trip! Sonny is a great and informative leader. He spoke about the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lizzie G
Fitness not necessary for a great two hours!

My husband and I took the tour last week. We are almost 70 and not in the best of shape so I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ellasahar
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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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 weeks ago

I had so much fun on this trip! Sonny is a great and informative leader. He spoke about the history of New Orleans, but also allowed plenty of time for casual conversation. It's a beautiful route in a part of New Orleans not usually seen...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took the tour last week. We are almost 70 and not in the best of shape so I worried if we could finish a two hour session. The kayaks are pretty comfortable, Sonny and Sara help you in and out of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 June 13, 2018

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

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

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 June 8, 2018

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!

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

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 May 25, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

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

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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

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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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