United States Louisiana New Orleans

Bayou St. John

A historic waterway linked to the creation of a famous Southern jazz city, surrounded by parks, homes, and a renowned annual festival.

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Bayou St. John by Kayak Tour: New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tour - New Orleans is bordered by swamp and river, but did you know that you can take a kayak tour in the heart of the city? Bayou St. John is yet another beautiful neighborhood in New Orleans with an expansive waterway cutting its way right through the middle. This kayak tour takes you down this waterway through lush neighborhoods and highlights famous homes, buildings, and historic sites along the way. Bonus: Unlike most swamp tours that take you away from the city this one is a mere 10 minute drive from the French Quarter.

kaylee 2 years ago

Experience something different in Bayou St. John. This residential neighbourhood sits alongside a waterway into the Mississippi, where you can go kayaking or paddle-boarding whilst taking in the sights! If you happen to visit in May, you will find that the Bayou hosts a three-day festival here called ‘Bayou Boogaloo’. I have heard it’s a lot of fun!

wonderwhereiwander 2 years ago

Oh the views from Clingmans Dome

bill.dailey 2 years ago

Bayou St. John Guides

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    wonderwhereiwander (Rose Winter)
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