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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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Three Generation Family Paddle

Our family is from the Bayou St John neighborhood. Now my sons and their family live away. When... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fantastic kayaking tour of bayou St. John!

This tour was planned by my girlfriend as she knows my love for kayaking, and I was so glad we did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri
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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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 17 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 14 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 7 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I am a New Orleanian and am always looking for fun things to do with my visitors. This tour was a hit and I will definitely do it again. Sonny was a great guide and kept our interest. It was not a "canned" speech. He...More

Thank GentillyLady
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We enjoyed the 4 hour trip, paddling up to the lake. Very quiet and relaxing with plenty of wildlife to see. We were given some great tips (including on local places to eat and drink - beer and craw fish) from our knowledgeable guide. The...More

Thank seabrightswans
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Was in New Orleans for the first time and wanted to see a bayou. Sara is an amazing guide; she told stories about the city, the architecture, the landscape, and Eli Manning. At the end of the tour, she also told us of a great...More

Thank insanecatposse
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What is the weight limit for the kayaks?
13 April 2015|
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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