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.
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.
In a city that’s barely above water, there’s no better way to see it and discover its past than from a kayak.
What to Expect
A calm & pristine setting. If you are searching for a city tour with a different twist, this is your tour!
Very easy for beginners.
Sit on top kayaks, a friendly guide and life jackets.
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!