Boat Tours of Bayou Lafourche

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Take to the bayou and explore Louisiana!

Locally known as "the longest Main Street in the world", Bayou Lafourche once served as a 100-mile major water thoroughfare connecting Southern Louisiana communities. From its juncture at the Mississippi River, Bayou Lafourche connected New Orleans to Donaldsonville communities and then traveled southeast through towns in Lafourche Parish. The watery “Main Street” provided passage to Terrebonne Parish communities via an offshoot, Terrebonne Bayou, at Thibodaux, Louisiana. Today, Bayou Lafourche still follows its southerly course through Southern Lafourche Parish communities, finally emptying into the Gulf of Mexico at Grand Isle.

Friday and Saturday Tours (10:00am. – 12:00pm)

Visitors enjoy a historic, guided tour on Bayou Lafourche to the E.D. White Historic Site, birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward Douglass White, a pioneer of the “Rule of Reason” and key supporter of Antitrust laws that still protect fair trade in the United States. Visitors also experience a typical Creole Sugar Planation built in the early 19th century and transformed into its current Greek Revival style under White’s ownership.

Boat Tour Schedule

No boat tour programs June through August or on federal holidays. Boat tours are offered in the fall through early summer (October through May).


Individual and group reservations are required. Reservations can be made by phone (985-448-1375) or by email. Tickets are $15.00 per person. Walk-ins accommodated upon availability.


The tours leave from:

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

314 St. Mary Street

Thibodaux, LA 70301

Last updated: November 29, 2023

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Mailing Address:

419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130


504 589-3882

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