2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit
Hosted by Restore America's Estuaries
New Orleans, LA | December 4-8, 2022
Bayou St. John Kayak Tour
Sunday, December 4, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Field Session

Hosted by Kayak-iti-Yat

15 participants / $100, includes lunch

Indigenous peoples showed early settlers what is now called Bayou St. John as a route to access inland areas from the Gulf of Mexico without fighting the Mississippi River’s strong currents. The oldest colonial community in New Orleans was subsequently established at the southern end of the bayou. Today Bayou St. John and her banks are a popular local destination. This tour will give you a bit of New Orleans history and urban wildlife. From West Indies-style architecture of the late 1700s to Frank Lloyd Wright inspired homes, you’ll travel through time as we paddle from one charming neighborhood to the next while sighting great blue herons, soft-shell turtles, fish, and other urban wildlife.

Kayak limits up to 6’7”, 250 lbs; low impact ride in calm waters; light walking on bayou banks. Box lunch included. Weather appropriate clothing recommended. Outing will not take place in severe weather.