10 Things to Do in Lafitte That You Shouldn't Miss

December 19, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Lafitte is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 972 at the 2010 census. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Lafitte

1. Louisiana Swamp Tours

9714 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, LA
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4.5 based on 285 reviews

Louisiana Swamp Tours

Reviewed By PAULA F - Porter Ranch

If you are thinking of taking a swamp tour, this company is top notch. We went on the speed boat tour, which lasted approximately an hour and a half. Our tour guide Ernie was extremely knowledgeable. We saw many crocodiles and a lot of different...MoreThank you for the positive review.

2. Airboat Adventures

5145 Fleming Park Rd, Lafitte, LA 70067-3121
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Airboat Adventures

Reviewed By Tinker3267 - Chicago, Illinois

We booked the small airboat- there were 6 of us on it & that was a perfect number. We were so glad we did that when we saw the hundreds of other people pull up and load into the bigger boats. Our guide was great- I think his name was Brandon or Brennan (or something with a B). He grew up in the swamps and had a healthy respect and love for the area. He shared stories of the area, of the flora and fauna, the alligators, birds, fish and other wildlife. He did not lure any alligators with meat/marshmallows or the sort- all the gators he spotted were out sunning. I was impressed with his tour & the info he shared. It was a pricey tour but we are glad we booked it and got to see some of Louisiana's natural beauty outside of city.

3. Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters

4915 Joan Marie Dr, Barataria, LA 70036-4735
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5 based on 57 reviews

Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters

New Orleans Fishing and Charter Guide Service specializing in redfish, speckled trout, and bass. Join Capt. E.J. Plaisance and his professional fishing guides on a fishing trip you won't forget. Located just 35 minutes from the New Orleans French Quarter in Lafitte, LA. While on your fishing trip, you will enjoy seeing alligators, bald eagles, blue and white herons, pelicans, ducks, nutria, and raccoons while having a great time catching your share of fish in our beautiful Louisiana marsh. Whether you are on vacation, in town for a convention, Sugar Bowl, Saints, Hornets, or Casinos, fishing New Orleans Style needs to be added to your agenda. Capt. E.J. has been fishing the bayous, marshes and swamps of Barataria for over 30 years. The Barataria Estuary begins roughly 20 miles south from the New Orleans French Quarter. Our guides are knowledgeable, friendly, USCG licensed, and trained in first aid. Our bay boats are in top condition and equipped with VHF radios and cellular phones, and navigational devices.

Reviewed By InnoAvenue - Saint Louis, Missouri

We had a charter set up for today with Captain Nick. When we got there a storm was coming in that was too bad to go out and. I really wanted to go see if this was my last opportunity to fish today before leaving...MoreThis review was posted to our Trip Advisor listing although this captain is not a captain for Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters

4. New Orleans Airboat Tours LLC

4757 Orleans Way, Marrero, LA 70072-7617
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5 based on 132 reviews

New Orleans Airboat Tours LLC

Reviewed By sekrol - Middle Island, New York

We took the small airboat with Captain Chip and had a wonderful time. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the condition of the ecosystem and was able to explain what has happened over time (naturally and human-caused) and what is being done currently that will affect the waterways. Captain Chip was funny and quite skilled as a captain (THAT GATE!!! I'm still in disbelief!!). We got up close and personal with a gator and that was quite amazing. Well worth the trip.

5. Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

6601 Leo Kerner Lafitte Parkway, Marrero, LA 70072
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4.5 based on 817 reviews

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

Reviewed By Jenna369

My family and I booked the Jean Lefitte Swamp Tour over the phone last week. We provided them with all of our information and I received a conformation email. They told us to be ready outside our hotel. Our group of 4 was ready for a fun swamp adventure and stood outside our hotel starting at 8:30. At 9:05 we still had not seen the bus, I called the company and they said that the bus driver was running late and was on their way to pick us up. At 9:30 I called the company again and they said that the tour bus came to the hotel, LEFT WITHOUT US, and was NOT COMING TO PICK US UP. We were waiting outside for an hour to be told that they came to our hotel and picked up a group of people (at some other entrance that we were told not to be at) and left without making sure they had all of the people scheduled on the tour. Such a terrible experience. Heed my warning, DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. Such a waste of time and completely unprofessional.

6. Bourgeois Fishing Charters

2783 Privateer Blvd, Barataria, LA 70036-5723
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5 based on 38 reviews

Bourgeois Fishing Charters

Bourgeois Fishing Charters at the Cajun Vista Inn is only 25 minutes from downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter. Our Cajun Vista Inn and our remote Cajun Chalet bring a delve into the world of true “bayou” living. The Cajun Vista Inn is beautifully furnished with a Southern Louisiana Plantation Style that accommodates all corporate business as well as a small family. Most important, we have the absolute best escapes & adventures in New Orleans, LA. We offer the only game in town featuring our newest and most exhilarating fishing adventures at the Chandeleur Islands. Arrive on the bayou/swamp of Lafitte, LA to take a Guided Trip to the fishing grounds of big specks and redfish on Chandeleur Islands of the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Most popular, we offer 7 hours of spin and fly-fishing in our professional Bay Boats that accommodate up to 4 guests per boat, guided by the best fishing Captains on the water.

Reviewed By Craig V - The Woodlands, Texas

My wife and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary with Bourgeois Charters. From the moment we got their to the hugs and handshakes we got when leaving - our expectations were exceeded. They had a dozen roses in our room, Dawn cooked amazing food, Theophile...MoreCraig we had a blast with y'all. Thanks for spending your special time with us here at the Cajun Vista. Hurry back.

7. New Orleans Style Fishing Charters

5057 Kenal Rd, Suite 100, Lafitte, LA 70067-5565
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5 based on 43 reviews

New Orleans Style Fishing Charters

Reviewed By Dodger L

This was a great trout fishing trip with Captain Jason. We were picked up at our Hotel in New Orleans and in less than an hour we were fishing. We were pulling in fish right and left while everyone else around us had no action. Captain Jason knows what he’s doing.

Highly recommended.

8. Griffin Fishing Charters

2629 Privateer Blvd, Barataria, LA 70036-5769
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5 based on 41 reviews

Griffin Fishing Charters

Largest Fishing Charter and Lodge in Louisiana. Our guides are born and raised in Lafitte and know the area like the palm of their hands! We have private 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and can accommodate groups up to 75 people. Stay with us and you're only steps away from our private docks.Our guides will wake you up, cook your breakfast and take you out for the fishing,oops, I mean catching trip of a life time! You'll return to our dock in 6 - 7 hours where the Captain will clean and bag your fish while you enjoy a hot southern lunch. You can relax the rest of the afternoon with no worries. We'll prepare your dinner for you! Yum, yum, what a treat!We offer package charters that include lodging, meals and your charter! Your charter includes, bait, fuel, rods, reels, water and soft drinks and the best Captains around!

Reviewed By Molly A

Our experience here was excellent. Our group of six drove down from Missouri to fish two days and stay two nights at Griffin Fishing Charters. From the minute we arrived – and throughout our stay – we were impressed with the friendliness and hospitality of the owners and everyone on staff. James and Rosemary, the owners, made sure that we had everything we needed. The resort truly felt like a home-away-from-home!

We were very pleased with the cleanliness and comfort of our room. There were also several nice common areas for groups to gather including the dining hall, screened in porches, and picnic tables on the dock. Near the rooms is the cookhouse, where we walked over for all of our meals. The home cooked food was absolutely fantastic, and we certainly never left a meal hungry! We enjoyed red beans and rice, jambalaya, and crawfish ѐtoufѐe. The cook Tracy was very polite and very accommodating, as one person in our group had a food allergy (we just let them know prior to arriving).

As for the fishing experience…FANTASTIC! During both days the three ladies in our group went with Captain Casey and the three men went with Captain Colby. We came to the conclusion that both of these guides could have navigated the bayou blindfolded! They were so nice, fun to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable. The ladies boat needed a little more assistance than the guys, and Captain Casey was extremely patient and helpful. We enjoyed learning about the bayou and other interesting local information as we fished. Both days of our guided fishing trip were huge successes, and even though the weather forecast was not optimal, Captains Colby and Casey made sure we were safe and put us on the fish! We caught our limits of red fish plus reeled in a few other types of fish. We recommend Griffin Fishing Charters for fishermen of all skill levels, and we can’t wait to go back!

9. Big Dog Fishing Charters

5225 Privateer Blvd, Lafitte, LA 70036-4721
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5 based on 37 reviews

Big Dog Fishing Charters

Reviewed By Christopher T - Hauppauge, New York

As an avid angler, I take 30-40 fishing charters per season. I also run a 6 week kid's fishing program & I take 2-3 "destination" fishing trips per year. The last one with Big Dog Fishing Charters was one of the best experiences that I've...MoreChris, We are thrilled your group had such a great time despite the weather not being so cooperative. Thank you again for choosing The BIG DOGS to take you out during your stay in New Orleans. We truly appreciate our Clients feedback! Capt. David

10. Brock's Charter Fishing, LLC

4881 Lisa Ann Dr, Barataria, LA 70036-4741
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5 based on 16 reviews

Brock's Charter Fishing, LLC

Brock's Charter Fishing is owned by Brock Ledet and is located in Barataria, Louisiana. We specialize in fishing charters for Redfish, Speckled Trout & Black Drum. Capt. Brock has over 15 yrs experience as a charter fishing guide. We are located a short distance away from downtown New Orleans and the New Orleans airport. The area of Lafitte & Barataria has so much natural beauty to see as well as fantastic fishing. Experienced & first-time fishermen are welcome. Great for individuals, groups, families, friends, children, business trips, etc. This area has some of the best fishing that southern Louisiana has to offer. Come experience it for yourself and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Reviewed By Maureta B - Springfield, OH

My brother had been talking about Brocks in Barataria, Louisiana for quite some time so we finally got together (three sisters and brother with spouses and a nephew) to go fishing. Brock and his associates are friendly and knowledgeable about the local fishing. We had...MoreThank you so much for the kind words. Hope to see ya'll again soon.

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