Louisiana Loop

Louisiana Loop
3 DAYS
Oct. 9 – 11 (Sun-Tue)

$1255 per person + Fuel (All-Inclusive)
Based on Double Occupancy – Single Occupancy available for an additional $176

This trip is a favorite of crew and guests alike! It's a spectacular journey that will take us through the Atchafalaya Basin in south central Louisiana. This region has a vast amount of waterways and has officially earned the title of being the largest river swamp in the nation. The basin is made up of wetland areas and the river delta where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The best way to see this area is, of course, by water!

We'll start our adventure in Henderson, LA (just east of Lafayette), where the group will meet the night before the trip. This is the perfect place to get a taste of some authentic Cajun cuisine and a good night of rest before we embark on our ride! After a short drive to our launch point, the first day will take us on some of the rivers and bayous leading from St. Martin Parish south to Morgan City, including the Atchafalaya River Main Channel and Bayou Chene. From there, we'll turn north towards Baton Rouge, traveling a variety of waterways, including Intracoastal Waterway, Belle River and Bayou Plaquemine. We'll have a short shuttle from the town of Plaquemine to the historic plantation that will be our lodging and home base for two nights. This magnificent plantation property is home to the Southeast's largest remaining antebellum mansion and has recently been restored to absolute perfection (!!). The renovation and expansion included the addition of several brand new luxury cottages, which have been reserved for our group. We'll have a special dinner prepared by their chef to close out the day.

The activities for Day 2 will include a 60+ mile river trip to explore more waterways in the basin and an optional guided tour of the mansion for our group that afternoon. The period architecture and furnishings are quite fascinating to see and after the tour you'll have time to stroll the beautiful grounds or just head back to your cottage for a short nap. That evening the group will dine at the mansion on a variety of their chef's best cuisine. We'll return to St. Martin Parish and Butte LaRose on Day 3 via an alternate route that will take you on many of the backwater bayous and pipeline canals that comprise the inner Atchafalaya Basin. This is a spectacular leg of the trip and closes out the 397 mile ride through this beautiful and diverse region of the state. This is one trip you don't want to miss!