About Us


Bayou Paddlesports was established in 2011, to provide the Greater New Orleans area with easily accessible paddling services and a great way to see New Orleans like a local. We first began renting kayaks and after 5 years in the business we have learned a lot about what our paddlers want. We soon added more tandems, a fleet of junior kayaks, and paddleboards (SUP's). Our attention to detail and superior customer service has help us best serve locals and tourists alike.

We’re a little outfitter with a big outfitter attitude. We’ll get you in the water and paddling on Bayou St. John so you can enjoy a little piece of the Sportsman’s Paradise right here in the Big Easy. Paddle from our launch site up the bayou to Orleans Ave and down to Robert E Lee Blvd, and experience the city from a new perspective.

The Bayou is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Maybe you’ll spot a pelican swooping down for a fish, or spy the egrets, herons, ducks, loons and more. The route sweeps through residential areas with an array of architectural styles from French Colonial to lavish modern manses. Or enjoy the sights and sounds of cultural events from the serenity of the bayou.

Total route distance is about 8 easy miles round trip, perfect for beginners and experts. Join us for a fun, wallet-friendly way to get your paddle on that won’t break the bank! Don’t have to do whole trip, so paddle at your own pace.



    NIGHT PADDLE 7-9 PM the bayou......the paddle ......... the moon.......... With or without gear, join us on the bayou for one of our popular Night Paddle. Details We will meet up once a month for a two hour evening paddle from 7 pm - 9 pm out on Bayou St. John. Meet at the Bayou Paddlesports launch site, 1101 Florida Continue Reading

  • Night Paddle Sept 2016

  • Bayou St. John Clean Up

    Bayou Paddlesports holds a semi-annual cleanup of Bayou St. John. On September 17, we had volunteers come out and use our gear to pick up trash found in the bayou. We provided grabbers and trash bags and launched everyone off from our site. Everyone wanted to do their part in making the bayou beautiful and clean again without the interference Continue Reading