2-Hour Big Easy New Orleans Bayou Kayak Tour
Paddle through historic neighborhoods and explore the intrinsic relationship of Bayou St. John and New Orleans—all during a relaxing day on the water as you learn about the history of this beautiful city and swamp.
What You Will Do
- Paddle through historically significant waterways of New Orleans as you see your surroundings transform from late-18th-century homes to post-modern mansions
- Learn about the urban and natural settings from an expert guide, and come away with a well-rounded understanding of New Orleans history, culture and ecology
- Learn basic and intermediate kayaking techniques that you can use every time you hit the water in a kayak
- Stable and comfortable sit-inside Jackson kayak and paddle
- Life vest
- Dry bag for water sensitive items
- Narrated tour and guide
Please bring sun-protective gear including a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear active clothes and dress in layers.
You’ll receive a 100% refund for cancellations made with 2 days advance notice, 75% refund within 48 hours, and only 50% refund within 24 hours.
- 271 Ratings
This was a great city kayak trip, a fun way to tour the neighborhoods, get some exercise and see some wildlife without wearing out your feet. Our guide was knowledgeable about both the wildlife and the history of the neighborhoods we were seeing.
Awesome time on the water. Very knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Would gladly go again.
We had a beautiful and easy going kayak trip along the bayou for a couple of hours, and it was both informative and fun. I would recommend this trip for locals as well as visitors to the city. Sonny knows this city, it's history and architecture and does a wonderful job guiding us through in a new way- places we thought we already knew! My friend from Seatle really enjoyed it as well. Thanks Sonny and Sara!
Sara was a great guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole experience was convientent and 3asy. Would 100% come back. And tell all my friends!
We had beautiful weather on Bayou St John! Though it was chilly and a tad bit windy kayaking was easy for this 50+ first timer! My kids (ages 26-31) were avid kayakers so it wasn't a challenge for them at all. Sara was super helpful with directions, parking, set-up etc! Sonny was our tour guide and was soooo knowledgeable about my favorite part of New Orleans - Bayou St John/City Park/Faubourg St John areas. As a native New Orleanian, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sonny's history lesson. Thanks for a great day! My other out of town adult children can't wait to visit and take the tour!
I enjoyed the tour, but I would have liked to have heard a little more history about New Orleans and the areas we were paddling by.
Sara was great. She was patient with the four kids we had on our adventure and also very knowledgeable about the history of the area. We will do this again!
This family run business was super easy to work with as we had to reschedule due to weather. There was good conversation and lots of interesting information about the area on the tour of Bayou St John. We are sending friends.
Sara and Sonny were able to accommodate my late request and were professional and friendly guides. I was interested to hear more history and NOLA facts but had a great time on the bayou!
I had a wonderful time! Great instructions were given for the kayaking. Sara's knowledge of the history of Bayou St. John was informative and entertaining. Lots of wildlife was seen and admired. We kayaked at a comfortable pace while enjoying the surroundings. Afterwards, I was pointed in the right direction for a beignet place close by!
The experience was great, and we had a great time! The only reason I didn't give five stars is I really would like to have heard more about the history of the neighborhood throughout the tour. I felt like it was great at the beginning when we got the introduction, but kind of petered out. Otherwise, great job, and like I said, we had a lot of fun.
I was hoping for a bit more information about the building and animals that we saw. But it was very enjoyable to learn about what has changed in the city over the years.