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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 informative

We did the 4 hour tour up Bayou St. John to the Lake. Sonny was a wealth of information and we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aldie, Virginia, United States
via mobile
Kayaking the bayous

Had a great very informative leisurely kayak around the bayous of New Orleans. I had my two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frances R
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 4 hour tour up Bayou St. John to the Lake. Sonny was a wealth of information and we had a lot of fun! Don't hesitate to book a trip. Completely worth it!

Thank 575nevas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great very informative leisurely kayak around the bayous of New Orleans. I had my two daughters 11 and 9 with us and they were thrilled to go on this trip. Great family outing.

Thank Frances R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the 4 hour tour with Sara and Sonny. We are outdoorsy and love boating and swimming in our native Minnesota, so we were in heaven getting out on the bayou and swimming in the lake. It was a very unique...More

Thank ande8477
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Relaxing kayak cruise down the Bayou St. John alongside City Park. Sara was a very informative guide on New Orleans architecture, geology and ecology on the bayou, and history, anthropology, you name it! It is a shorter tour than most of the other places which...More

Thank GVSU2015
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a great way to see New Orleans history, architecture, and wildlife. We took the Big Easy Bayou Tour, which goes from the Esplanade Avenue end of City Park to Demourelles Island in the Gentilly neighborhood. It was an easy paddle in very calm...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 14 July 2017

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 9 July 2017 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 18 June 2017

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
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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