Bayou St. John City/Cultural/Historical Tour

Kayak the Bayou St. John with a Guide


On this tour, you’ll leisurely paddle past the neighborhood’s historic homes and landmarks, as well as the magnificent City Park, learning the rich history of the bayou and the city to which it gave birth. If you are searching for a city tour with a different twist—this is your tour!

Bayou St. John is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and one of the most beautiful natural settings in the city. Native Americans once settled on its banks and centuries later, the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, held ceremonies here that attracted thousands of devotees. For French colonists, the bayou served as an early settlement and an indispensable trade route. It’s no exaggeration to say that the city wouldn’t exist had it not been for Bayou St. John.

In a city that’s barely above water, there’s no better way to see it and discover its past than from a kayak.


The Bayou St. John City Kayak Tour is located in the city.

Group Size

Kayak Tours can be arranged for a minimum of 2 people. Call or book online for private tours. For single paddlers, we can add you to a trip already organized unless a private tour is preferred.

What’s Included

  • Experienced Guide
  • All Necessary Gear, including a sit-on-top kayak
  • Paddle Lesson
  • Narrative on the city’s history and culture

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit or light layered synthetic clothing
  • Wind breaker/fleece if cooler weather
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunglasses retainer
  • Waterproof camera
  • Water

Gratuity is not included in kayak tour price. Your guide works hard to ensure your safety and well being.

We live for the opportunity to share our passion for the outdoors with you. Here at New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours, we love what we do!

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(Transportation Pickup Locations)  


Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tour: (At the corner of) 838 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


Manchac Swamp Tour: (In front of) 437 Esplanade Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


Swamp Kayak Tour and Plantation Tour: (At the corner of) 838 Esplanande Ave New Orleans, LA 70116


(Kayak Launch Locations)


Honey Island Kayak Swamp Tour: (Boat Launch just North of the Riverside Travel Center 65583 Pump Slough Rd. Pearl River, LA 70452) Take a left off the exit onto Pump Slough Rd. – Boat Launch will be on your right.


Manchac Swamp Tour: Lat: 30.16218 Long: -90.44475