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Rent A Boat In New Orleans, Louisiana - Updated 2021

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The city of New Orleans has a lot of interesting facts. You may have heard of Bourbon Street covering 13 blocks lined with bars and strip clubs. Or you may have known the French Quarter with its Cajun diners and jazz clubs. But you probably would not know that the city has a lot of water and canals, more than that of Venice, Italy! New Orleans holds the record for having the world’s longest continuous bridge over water, Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. No wonder that in this city, most tours and attractions are centered around the water. If you want to rent a boat in New Orleans, Louisiana, check out our list of recommendations below.

1. Cosy and stylish waterfront houseboat with a scenic view (from USD 200)

If you are looking for an awesome view of Lake Pontchartrain and at the same time want to explore a wealth of wildlife and marine life, get the best of both by staying in this waterfront private houseboat! This superb fully furnished rental comprises of two bedrooms with a spacious bathroom and shower and can accommodate up to five guests. It has a living area fitted with modern amenities, such as a workspace, sound system, a recliner couch, and smart TV. The kitchen area has complete facilities to cater to your dining needs—microwave, oven, stove, cooking pots and utensils, and coffeemaker. There is free WIFI, along with two kayaks available on board for guests to use. This boat is located at the beautiful South Shore Marina, just past New Orleans Lakefront Airport. It is often visited for fishing, sailing, kayaking, flyboarding, and swimming. If you are feeling the vibe, you might enjoy the local culture by experiencing the Mardi Gras festivities, spending a night out with jazz music, and feasting on traditional Cajun cuisine.

Waterfront Private House Boat in NOLA - 2B/1BA
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Catamaran for rent

A catamaran is a type of boat that is built with the sails in the middle of parallel twin hulls, making it more stable and safer. It does not lean or tilt while sailing, making your stay on board comfortable. It is designed in a way that spaciousness is the main characteristic—you may notice more open living spaces, wide cabins, large windows, etc. This vessel has a shallow draft, which enables it to sail over shallower areas. Take a luxurious cruise aboard a catamaran. See our recommendation below.

2. Modern and self-catering catamaran

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Experience the beauty of Lake Pontchartrain while spending time with family and friends. With prices starting at just 100 USD (91 EUR) per hour, you can hire this 36-foot (11m) Russell Brown Proa cruising catamaran that can fit up to three people. With the captain steering the boat, all you need to do is let time pass by and experience a perfect day on the water. The catamaran features a galley stove and oven if you want to make the trip extra special with your own home-cooked meals. It has all the required life jackets and safety gear included in the price. Celebrate the simple joys of life and grab this adventure now!

36-Foot Russell Brown Proa

Price: From 100 USD

Number of Guests: Up to 3

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Kayaks for rent

It is said that kayaking was originally invented by inhabitants around the Arctic Ocean, Bering Sea, and North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Wood or whale bones were used as a boat for hunting purposes. Nowadays, kayaking is commonly used when navigating small bodies of water (e.g., a bay or a lake). It is often the best way to explore an estuary, enjoy scenic campgrounds, experience bayous, or even stay in shape while paddling in the middle of the water. Here is our top list for kayak rentals in New Orleans.

3. Gentle tandem kayaking trip around Lake Ponchartrain

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Escape the stress, paddle, and drift down the beautiful waterway and back bays into Lake Ponchartrain. Get the chance to spot wildlife and learn about the local ecosystem. Or you can discover the scenic cypress passageways right outside of New Orleans. For as little as 44 USD (40 EUR), you and your friend can rent this tandem kayak and go on a self-guided kayak outing for two hours. This great value also includes the paddles, safety life vests, and a dry storage container. Basic instructions on how to paddle and what to expect while on the water will be given. For beginners, a one-hour kayak lesson can also be booked at an additional cost.

Tandem Kayak Rental In New Orleans

Price: From 44 USD

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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4. Fabulous kayaking adventure around south Louisiana

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If you fancy a quick getaway with family and friends, why not rent a recreational kayak for a thrilling experience. Whether or not you choose to rent with a guide, this easy-to-paddle kayak is great for exercising and exploring around south Louisiana. Meander along the slow-moving creeks and rivers. Be greeted by cypress swamps and open marshlands. The kayak can accommodate up to two persons. The rent costs 40 USD (36 EUR) per day and includes paddles and life jackets. Take in the fresh ambiance perfect for your adventure!

Kayak For Rent In New Orleans

Price: From 40 USD

Number of Guests: Up to 2

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Take back your time

Take yourself away from the busy city and have a different kind of adventure in New Orleans. Breathe in some fresh air and cruise along its calm waters. It surely is a fun way to cool down! Explore new horizons, learn the local culture, and get acquainted with nature. Embark on a journey you will always remember with a smile on your face.

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