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Address: 3494 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2911
Phone Number: +1 512-964-9499
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

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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Great Time on the St. John Bayou

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kayaking a relaxed pace made a 4 hour trip quite enjoyable for a non-paddler and I very much enjoyed learning about the history, natural history and current situation of New Orleans using the bayou and lake as a focus. Very happy I took the trip

Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

different view of new orleans - guide was very informative - you learn about new orleans while spending a relaxing time on the water

Thank Rabiya S
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who knew that you could kayak THROUGH the city of New Orleans and see a ton of wildlife, (even alligators!) while exploring and learning about the rich history of the city? On a hot day, there is nothing more calm and fun that being out on the water and cruising through the city. We had perfect weather and as people... More 

Thank lauritagrier2016
Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the time spent on the Ponchartrain Paddle. Sarah was very informative and fun to talk to! A must for active nature enthusiasts - being a history buff also helps! She also recommended a great restaurant.

Thank Ed K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My boyfriend and I are locals and wanted something active and different to do near home on a day off. This was perfect. Sara was an excellent tour guide and host. She and Sonny provided everything we needed except for snacks (we did the 4 hour tour), she even brought extra cold water in case we ran out. Her communication... More 

Thank Pamela H
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took the St John Bayou experience. I think this was the best part of the trip. I had never kayaked before and found it to be both pleasant and easy. Sara was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We had a wonderful time. I really would love to take another of their kayak tours. This one was soothing to a... More 

Thank rhemas2015
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We absolutely endorse signing up for a trip with Sara and Sonny at Kayakitiyat! They shared a wealth of knowledge about the ecosystem of the bayou and surrounding area as well as giving us lots of options for great restaurants and things to see and do around New Orleans. We would definitely do the trip again!

Thank drose999

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