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  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Discover New Orleans through this stand-up paddleboard tour along Bayou St John. See top New Orleans attractions including City Park and the New Orleans Fair Grounds and learn about the historic buildings along Bayou St John as you follow your expert local guide on a 2-mile (3.2-km) paddleboard journey. Take a break from paddleboarding for a guided tour of the historic Pitot House. Finish off your fun morning exploring New Orleans with lunch (own expense) at the Parkway Bakery and Tavern, famous for its poor boy sandwiches.

Highlights

  • Stand-up paddleboard tour of Bayou St John in New Orleans
  • Follow your expert guide as you paddleboard Bayou St John and learn about local history
  • See New Orleans landmarks such as City Park and the Fair Grounds
  • Pause from paddleboarding for a guided tour of the historic Pitot House, an 18th-century Creole colonial plantation home
  • Treat yourself to lunch (own expense) at Parkway Bakery and Tavern after your energizing paddleboard tour
  • Hotel pickup and use of paddleboarding equipment included

What You Can Expect

New Orleans Paddleboard Tour

City Park

After pickup at your downtown New Orleans hotel, travel to Bayou St John in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans. After a brief orientation session, hop aboard your stand-up paddleboard and follow your guide into the placid waters. Stand-up paddleboarding is easy to learn and allows you to get a workout while enjoying unobstructed views in every direction. Feel free to ask your guide to take photos of you on your stand-up paddleboard as you travel a famous Louisiana bayou.

Your local guide will lead you along Bayou St John while sharing the history of the structures you pass. About halfway through your 2-mile (3.2-km) paddleboard tour, you'll take a break at the Pitot House, a Creole colonial plantation along Bayou St John that's on the National Register of Historic Places. A Louisiana Landmark Society guide will lead you on a 1.5-hour walking tour of this old home filled with 19th-century antiques.

Continue your paddleboard tour, passing major city landmarks such as City Park -- which at 1,300 acres is larger than Central Park -- and the New Orleans Fair Grounds, one of the oldest thoroughbred racetracks in the United States.

After your 1.5-hour paddleboard trip, settle into Parkway Bakery and Tavern for lunch (own expense). Famous for its poor boy sandwiches -- which include golden fried catfish and grilled smoked alligator sausage link varieties -- this local institution has been visited by President Obama. Your 1.5-hour Bayou St John paddleboard tour ends at the restaurant; you can make your way back to your hotel from there or continue your exploration of the historic Mid-City area.
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