Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned paddler Bayou Kayaks makes paddling accessible. Bayou St. John is the perfect spot to get into kayaking. It’s calm water and short length (about 8 miles round trip) makes this a great place for sight seeing, working out, or going for a casual group paddle. Come out, meet other paddlers and see New Orleans and Bayou St. John from a whole new perspective.
We like to keep it real with our environmentally sustainable vibe so we encourage our paddlers to use public transportation, walk and even bike to our launch.
Bayou Kayaks welcomes students, visitors, locals, groups and families. You can even paddle with your dog*.
Come on and join us for an environmentally-friendly sporting activity that anyone can enjoy.
Rates & Pricing Book it!
* Initial rental is for 2 hours. You may rent for longer than the initial 2 hours, additional time is prorated by the hour.
Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP): 2 hr = $33
Single Kayak: 2 hr = $22
Tandem Kayak: 2 hr = $44
Junior Kayak: 2hr = $12
Kids PFD (Life Vest) Rental: $3
* Any child not paddling solo will need a PFD, be sure to add a childs PFD can be rented for $3 and added to your reservation. Children usually paddle solo from ages 7 and up. This varies because every child develops at different rates. A tow rope can be added to any child’s kayak so that they can keep up with their group. Any questions can be answered at the launch site or contact us for more info.
Hours of Operation
April 25th – September 30
Thurs – Mon : 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 1st – April 25th
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dec1-Feb 28 – CLOSED
Bayou Kayaks launches on the bank of Bayou St. John at
1101 Florida Avenue, Mid-City, New Orleans, Louisiana
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*Dog lovers: check out our FAQs for more info on kayaks, dogs and the bayou
Bayou kayaks launches on the bank of Bayou St. John at the corner of Moss St. and Florida Ave.
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