We strongly recommend referring to the public transportation schedules. The time intervals do not always make intuitive sense.
Directions via Streetcar
To get to the launching spot, catch a streetcar on Canal Street heading to City Park/Museum (not the one to the cemeteries). Take it all the way to the end. It ends at a statue of Beauregard in front of City Park.
When you exit the streetcar, your back should be to the City Park entrance and the New Orleans Museum of Art. In front of you, you should see the end of Esplanade Avenue and a bridge crossing a river-like body of water, Bayou St. John. Cross the bridge to the Shell gas station. We will meet you on the bank of Bayou St. John, just across Moss St. from the gas station. We have light blue and white kayaks.
Note: The St. Charles Ave. streetcar links up with the Canal St. streetcar at Carondelet Street.
Directions via Bus 91 Jackson-Esplanade
This bus starts Uptown at Jackson Avenue, runs through the back of the Quarter, passes our launch, and ends at the cemeteries. There is a stop at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Moss Street, across Esplanade Ave. from the Shell gas station. The river-like body of water running under the Esplanade Ave. bridge is Bayou St. John. We launch from the bank of that bayou, across Moss St. from the Shell gas station.
We meet on the bank of Bayou St. John, across Moss St. from the Shell gas station. The address of the gas station is 3494 Esplanade Avenue, 70119.
If you’re coming from the French Quarter, proceed northwest up Esplanade Avenue, moving away from the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. Our launching point is at the end of Esplanade Ave, about 2.5 miles from the river. What you should see from the meeting place: You should see a bridge crossing a river-like body of water, Bayou St. John. Just pass the bridge is a statue of G.T. Beauregard on his horse. Further pass the statue is the entrance of City Park as well as the New Orleans Museum of Art.