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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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Good way to experience NOLA

Sara and Sonny were friendly and super knowledgeable about New Orleans geography, culture... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Englewood, Colorado
Best kayaking experience in New Orleans

I was lucky to be the only person on my tour. So had the opportunity to Weather was gloomy so we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
+1 512-964-9499

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Reviewed yesterday

Sara and Sonny were friendly and super knowledgeable about New Orleans geography, culture, attractions, history, etc. You don't need any kayaking experience to do this trip, but I'd only recommend the 4 hour trip if you're in pretty good shape.

Thank Broncoboy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky to be the only person on my tour. So had the opportunity to Weather was gloomy so we aimed for 2 hour tour but then was able to do Lake Pontchantrain and return. Very peaceful 4 hours coupled with interesting conversation with...More

Thank baskarsundaram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to enjoy the city from a different perspective. The bayou was calm and by the time the tour rolled around, the heat had gone, making for a really enjoyable twilight kayak experience. We saw some baby ducks, egrets, and a...More

Thank Lupe S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family is from the Bayou St John neighborhood. Now my sons and their family live away. When they came home for summer visit, I wanted to surprise them with something different from our usual. Sara and Sonny with Kayak-iti-Yat were wonderful with helping me...More

Thank allekats
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This tour was planned by my girlfriend as she knows my love for kayaking, and I was so glad we did this! Sonny and Sara are so awesome! They both arrived, collected our info, and then Sonny set off with myself, my girlfriend, and one...More

Thank PayM90
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I am a serial visitor to New Orleans for the last twenty years. I thought I had seen all there was to see. This kayak trip was worth every penny. I learned so much more than I thought I would and the views were so...More

Thank Monika E
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our twilight kayak with Sonny was beyond wonderful - his knowledge and insight into local lore is expansive and the experience of paddling up the bayou and into some secret neighborhoods (loved Park Island!) was fab. I'd recommend this to anybody - nature lovers, outdoor...More

Thank bethdaddono
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The tour was great. We have been to New Orleans many times, but we learned things about the city we didn't know and went places we had not been before. We also saw birds, turtles and fish.Sara is a great tour guide, she knows a...More

Thank blweiner8
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were a group of four who found out about the Big Easy Bayou kayaking tour while in New Orleans with a larger group. Sonny worked with us to schedule a tour during our limited window of free time from the larger group, and we...More

Thank Majesta K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had an excellent time on this tour. We were celebrating my husband's 30th birthday and could not have made a better choice about how to spend these two hours. Sara and Sonny even brought him a six pack to help us celebrate! Sara was...More

Thank Sarah H
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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