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Bayou St. John City/Cultural/Historical Tour

Quick Details

  • Duration: 2 hours on the water

New Orleans Swamp Kayak 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.

On this kayak tour, you 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 and 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.
Bayou St. John City/Cultural/Historical Tours

“Excellent tour with a courteous and knowledgeable guide.”

– Matt on Google
A great way to see what's off the beaten path

"I had a great experience with New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours. Sammy, our guide, was a local who'd grown up in the area and knew the swamp like the back of his hand, which was really cool. He even spotted an alligator for us. If you like kayaking and want to explore a real Louisiana swamp, this is the place to do it. I'd definitely go back."

– Lauren V. on TripAdvisor

"No problems. Everything was a advertised. Pick up and drop off in New Orleans was great. I kayak in the Adirondacks and Catskills and it was fun to see the quite different scenery of the LA swamps. Easy paddle but enough effort to work off some of those New Orleans food and drink calories."

– Martin H. on TripAdvisor
Swamp tour on a kayak

"I’m simply in love with AJ and Jeff! Had a blast kayaking and sightseeing the swamps with these guys. Definitely recommend going with Kayak Swamp Tours if you’re looking for a nice relaxing day surrounded by beautiful nature."

– Alison F. on TripAdvisor