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Address: 3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
Phone Number: +1 512-964-9499
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Locally owned, family run. Capture New Orleans from a different...

Locally owned, family run. 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 and Louisiana's struggle with land loss. 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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Bayou St. John

great experience - we were at a conference and it was great to get out and see some nature. Terrific guide.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
New Jersey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great experience - we were at a conference and it was great to get out and see some nature. Terrific guide.

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South San Franc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an outstanding experience. Our guide, Sonny, was knowledgeable about the landscape, birdlife, fish-life, NOLA and Louisiana history, and was basically just really fun to hang out with. The kayaking was superb, swimming in the lake was cooling and relaxing. It's a great way to hang out before a night on the town!

Thank Jane B
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely paddle on Bayou St John with Sarah. Kayak-Iti-Yat set it all up for us - we just had to come with drinks and enjoy our time on the water seeing the city from a different perspective. Sarah shared her knowledge of the city with us, some of its history and culture, and her own experiences as... More 

Thank EC1962
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip! Sara and Sonny were so much fun to work with and guide our trip. Would definitely go again with them! Weather cancelled our originally booked tour but they were so accommodating and got us rescheduled ASAP! Can't wait to do it again!

Thank Jennifer G
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

It was a relaxing way to spend some time getting to know Mid-City. Both are very knowledgeable and amenable.

Thank lrfinney5180
Ingram, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Our two teenage boys took the four hour tour and absolutely loved it. The guide was wonderful, answering all their questions. Would absolutely do it again. Sara was wonderful in helping me book long distance, and everything went off flawlessly. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants some fun physical activity while in New Orleans.

Thank Kathryn G
Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I really enjoyed kayaking on Bayou St. John. Sara gave just enough history to keep it interesting. She was knowledgable about the area and the wildlife. The kayaking was easy and stressfree. This was a great activity to get away from the city for a bit.

Thank Melissa B
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Sara was a wonderful guide, who really enjoyed sharing the natural Bayou Bienvenu with us. It was truly off the beaten path. We saw bird life and alligators (in the distance). Our three-hour paddle was a chance to see the wetlands surrounding New Orleans. This is a great tour for people who enjoy the outdoors and the natural world. Be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Bayou Tour was recommended to us by a friend who knew we loved to kayak. So glad we listened. Sonny and Sara gave us a full service tour. Sonny was full of information and trivia about St. Johns Bayou. I would go back to do their other tours!

Thank Royce S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We were so surprised (in a good way), when we pedaled up to the launch point to see how BEAUTIFUL the Bayou is! What a stark contrast to the city. Peaceful-quiet-birds singing-alligators swimming-fish jumping. Our tour guide was great - very knowledgable of the area.

Thank Heather B

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