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The Frenchman Paddle

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Price
    $45 USD per person
  • Duration

    2.5 hours round trip

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 10 am or 1 pm

  • Price Includes

    Mid paddle snack.

  • Notes

    No paddling experience necessary. Minimum of 2 paddlers required. Transportation from convenient pick up locations available for $10/person. For safety reasons we need each paddlers weight

Highlights

  • learn how the Spanish built a small fort on Bayou St. John, before New Orleans even became a city
  • hear this bayou is one of the reasons that the French decided in the early 1700s to locate their new city at what is now the French Quarter
  • gain an appreciation of this bayou and the role that it has played in the history of the city of New Orleans.
  • for the first century of the city’s existence, Bayou St John was a vital waterway that contributed to the growth of the “Queen City” of the south
  • urban paddle within the city limits

Trip Info

Paddle down the waterway that helped form New Orleans. Great paddle for those looking for a mix of history and relaxation. Feel free to bring drinks on this paddle. Bayou St. John is now an “urban” waterway that begins in mid-city and extends for about three miles north to Lake Pontchartrain. For most of its length, the bayou borders City Park. About a dozen waterways flow into or out of Lake Pontchartrain with Bayou St. John being the one that almost connects to the Mississippi River.

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