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Address: 3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
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+1 512-964-9499
08:00 - 20:00
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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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Not your normal tourist attraction

We very much enjoyed our paddle tour. It was a great way to get a little exercise after all the delicious New Orleans cuisine! I've long since moved away but I grew up in the area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We very much enjoyed our paddle tour. It was a great way to get a little exercise after all the delicious New Orleans cuisine! I've long since moved away but I grew up in the area and I had never done anything like this. Sara was gracious and gave us a quick paddle tutorial and I really enjoyed chatting with... More 

Thank mindex05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour felt very one on one with a lot of interesting facts and stories about New Orleans. It was an experience, not just something we payed to do!

Thank David V
Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an amazing experience it was to Kayak down the St.John Bayou!! With all the wildlife and amazing homes not to mention the rich history of the area. Sara and Sonny were wonderfull to spend a sunny afternoon paddle with. Thank you for the tip on the parkview bakery and tavern as well. The surf and turf po-boy was spectacular!!... More 

Thank vankirk182
Washington, DC
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon information about Kayakitiyat mid-way through our trip, and Sonny and Sara were able to take us out on Bayou St. John the next day. This was a vacation highlight - beautiful sights, relaxing paddling, and we learned lots about the city. Highly recommend. Just follow Sara's advice and wear sunscreen!

Thank hjwms
Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neither my wife or I had ever Kayaked so this was a bit of an adventure. Sonny made it easy and the Big Easy Bayou Tour was the perfect introduction to a Kayak. Add to that the fabulous scenery, Sonny's vast knowledge of the area, a Kayak on Bayou St. John and the Louisiana sunshine and you've got the perfect... More 

Thank sra2017
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

As a native to New Orleans, even though I moved away I come back for the holidays and try to discover something new to do. The Kayakitiyat Kayak Tours was a great find and we had a great time cruising on the Bayou. Sonny was a great tour guide and obviously knew a lot about the birds and the history... More 

Thank bsquare14
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This trip was part of the Pedals to Paddles tour, along with Confederacy of Cruisers. We highly recommend doing this, as it is such a neat way to see different areas of the city. Sarah is a fantastic guide. She is knowledgeable about everything in the area. She knows all about the wildlife, architecture, history. The paddling is nice and... More 

Thank Dana T
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

So great to get a chance to be out of the tourist traps and see some history. Sonny was great, and the whole group had a fun time talking about the waterways and all things NOLA. Will do this every time I visit from now on.

Thank Goldcap
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This trip was a Mother's Day gift for my boyfriend mom. We kept rescheduling due to the heat this summer. The group included the immediate family (mom, (3) adult son's and (2) girlfriends of the boys). They had to find a new location as the scheduled location had overgrown with water hyacinth. We did a paddle by the spillway. Truly... More 

Thank Michelle S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is our second trip with Sonny and Sara and they continue to excel at providing an amazing eco experience on our kayak trip. We explored two different bayou areas. We saw so much wildliffe and it was beautiful and serene and a nice get a way from the busy quarter. They also provided a great lunch recommendation. They are... More 

Thank amy h

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