March 31, 2020

The Best Water Sports in Louisiana

The Best Water Sports in Louisiana

With spring here and  summer not too far behind, what’s the best thing to do when the weather gets hot? Head to the water! Once things get back to normal around here, this list of water sports by Louisiana Travel are perfect for Louisiana natives  and visitors to keep cool!

 Kayak-Iti-Yat Kayak Tours

Located in New Orleans, Kayak-Iti-Yat Kayak Tours let you explore New Orleans’ bayous and historic waterways from a unique perspective! They offer different tours for different experiences, ranging from nice and easy to adventurous.

Try the two-hour Big Easy Bayou Tour, which takes you past neighborhoods that showcase different architectural styles. This tour is perfect for first-timers! The four-hour Pontchartrain Paddle is more active, outdoorsy types. Running the entire length of Bayou St. John and back, this dynamic trip takes you through the city’s oldest neighborhood along the way.

Flyboarding

This unique and exhilarating way to experience the water has you being blasted out of the water, with the flyboard strapped to your feet to keep you propelled and floating in the air some 40 feet high.

You’ll twist, turn, and shake until you come down for the coolest landing ever. This crazy fun experience is a combo of new age water sports and something out of the movie Waterworld.

Head to Northshore Hydrosports in Madisonville to book your flyboard adventure.

River Tubing

This is the ultimate chill water sport, which features you in the middle of the river, on a float, surrounded by friends and good music.

Head to Louisiana River Adventure Tubing in Franklinton, which offers “no reservation required” tubing trips, to relax down a popular stretch of the Bogue Chitto River just 90 minutes north of New Orleans. Two-hour and four-hour floats are the same price – just $20 – and free shuttle service gets you to and from the river.

If you’re on the Northshore, Tiki Tubing is the place for you. This laid back river float takes tubers down the Amite River. A $25 ticket includes your tube, parking, and transportation upriver where the float trip begins. Tiki Tubing also offers ice chest rentals.

Regardless of which river you choose, don’t forget your sunscreen and water!

Bayou Paddle Co. SUP Trips

Ready to explore the waters of St. Tammany Parish on Louisiana’s North Shore from a new perspective?

Bayou Paddle Co. SUP trips let you explore Lake Ponchartrain and the Bogue Falaya, Bogue Chitto and Tchefuncte rivers while balancing on your own individual paddleboard.

The company provides each customer with everything they’ll need for the trip, including equipment, lessons, and a guide if you want!

Water Parks and Playgrounds

Louisiana’s family-friendly water parks, playgrounds, parks, and resorts are the perfect place to go when summer’s reached its peak (and so has the boredom). Experience water slides and canons, lazy rivers, splashing fountains and more at locations throughout the state.

Read more about water parks and water playgrounds in Louisiana.

Louisiana also has the perfect beaches for shelling and shore fishing.

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