Welcome to Bayou Lafourche, a stunning coastal destination located just 45 minutes outside of New Orleans.
With endless outdoor adventure, warm Southern hospitality and a real taste of Cajun country, it's a unique vacation destination in Louisiana.
World-Class Fishing in Leeville
The first stop on my vacation is the quaint fishing village of Leeville, where I meet up with Bobby Lynn of Bobby Lynn’s Marina for a private fishing charter. In every direction, blue water and marshland extend as far as the eye can see. As soon as we’re out on the water, I’m blown away by an extraordinary display of wildlife. A dozen porpoises dance through the water, white egrets and blue herons sail across the sky, and a large redfish chases hundreds of shrimp as they jump high out of the water. The fishing is out of this world – within moments, we snag a beautiful speckled trout and a twenty-pound redfish! After a few quick pics, we release our catch back into the water and continue on our way.
Catching a redfish on Bobby Lynn’s Fishing Charter
Authentic Cajun Swamp Tour
Next, I head to the family-run Zam’s Swamp Tours for a truly one-of-a-kind Cajun experience. The tour includes a relaxing one-hour boat ride through the marshes, with a knowledgeable guide sharing unbelievable stories of growing up on the bayou. In Zam’s backyard, I’m amazed to discover fourteen-foot pet gators and massive snapping turtles. I even get to hold an enormous albino python and baby alligator! Zam’s is like nothing I’ve ever experienced, and you must visit if you find yourself on the bayou.
Baby alligator at Zam’s Swamp Tours, Thibodaux, Louisiana
Exceptional Food and Drink
After an adventurous day spent outdoors, I head up the bayou to Donner-Peltier Distillers in the city of Thibodaux to sip on some local spirits. Everything is delicious and made with regional flavors like sugar cane, rice and even pecans! With a fascinating tour of the distillery and a variety of tastings, it’s the perfect way to relax after an exciting day. Plus, with a creative cocktail list and their signature Southern hospitality, I won’t be rushing off anytime soon.
Just a few minutes away I discover Bubba’s II PoBoys, a favorite of locals and tourists alike. I’ve worked up quite an appetite, and their authentic offerings – such as crawfish poboys and seafood gumbo – hit the spot. With mouth-watering seafood and a distinct Cajun atmosphere, I’m in heaven!
A vacation in Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana, is unlike any other. With exciting, one-of-a-kind adventures, delicious cuisine and an authentic culture, it has everything you would want in a Cajun vacation. Come see what bayou life is all about!
Cocktails at Donner-Peltier Distillery, Thibodaux Louisiana