Visitors

Tucked away in between the swamps and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Jean Lafitte is the perfect get-away and only minutes from downtown New Orleans. Part of the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary, Jean Lafitte is one of the most biologically productive estuaries in the world. These wetlands and bays are a mecca for commercial and recreational fisherman and offer Louisiana and the nation not only food, but a unique natural treasure.

Come explore the mysterious terrain of the swamps and wetlands. Hike one of the many trails or canoe in miles of open waterways. Glide on a tour boat or take an exciting ride on an airboat. Go fishing with an expert from one of the many fishing charter companies. Explore the history of the region at the new Lafitte’s Barataria Museum. Top your day off by eating Cajun and Creole Cuisine at a local restaurant.

Visitors

Visitors Center

799 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-2299
Mon.- Fri. 9pm – 3pm

Brochures and local advice from Claudette. Also see an animated puppet exhibit that tells the story of the pirate Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans.

Attractions

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve

6588 Barataria Blvd.
Marrero, LA
504-689-3690 ext. 10
Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The park’s 23,000 acres offer a taste of Louisiana’s wild wetlands. Boardwalks and trails wind through the park’s bayous, swamps, marshes and forests. See alligators, nutrias and over 300 species of birds. Visit the visitor’s center to see exhibits on how the Mississippi River built Louisiana’s wetlands, the national importance of the area, and the relation between the land and its people. Self-guided tours and cell phone tours are offered.
Wetland Trace

Jean Lafitte Nature Study Park
City Park Street (behind the Multi-Purpose Center)

Hike on boardwalks over a 41-acre site through the moss covered cypress swamp. Trails include covered pavilions, benches and scenic overlooks. This is a great place for viewing wildlife – from herons to alligators and turtles – and marsh plant species, such as Louisiana iris, lilies and orchids.
Lafitte’s Barataria Museum

4917 City Park Drive
Lafitte, LA 70067
(504) 689-7009
Call for museum hours

The museum tells the 200-year story of life in the fishing communities along Bayou Barataria. Exhibits explore the people and industries of the region, including the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte, who operated in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s.

Swamp Tours and Canoe Rentals

Airboat Adventures

5145 Fleming Park Road
Lafitte, LA
(504) 689-2005
airboatadventures.com

Launch times:
9:45 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m.
Seasonal: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours

6601 Leo Kerner Pwy.
Marrero, LA
(504) 689-4186; (800) 445-4109
www.jeanlafitteswamptour.com

Launch times:
Daily: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Seasonal: 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
LA Swamp Tours

9706 Barataria Blvd.
504-689-3599; 1-888-30-SWAMP
www.louisianaswamp.com

Launch Times:
9:40, 12:10, 2:10 and 4:15
Bayou Barn

7145 Barataria Blvd.
Marrero, LA
504.689.2663
www.bayoubarn.com

Canoe Rentals open to the public Thursday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cajun Fais do do featuring live music and cajun dancing every other Sunday from 12 to 1 p.m.
Private Parties and weddings 7 days

Fishing

Jean Lafitte is a paradise for inland saltwater fishing. Whether you are fishing on Lafitte’s public pier, from your own boat or with an expert guide, the Barataria Basin is the perfect place to explore the inland marsh and catch redfish, speckled trout, drum and flounder.

Lafitte Public Fishing Pier

Follow Hwy 45 to the end and take a right on 2nd St. and then aleft at the stop sign, the Pier is one your right.

Marinas

C&M Marina

4932 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-2013
www.bayoufuel.com

We offer a full range of marine and fishing supplies, groceries, and accessories. We are also the only Costa Del Mar premium dealer in Lafitte.
Seaway Marina

5057 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-3148
www.seawaymarinalafitte.com

Seaway is a full service marina serving recreational fishermen, fishing guides and commercial fishermen. They can supply all your fresh and saltwater fishing needs to include – boat launch, wet slips, covered boat storage, bait, fishing license, snacks, drinks and more.
Open Daily 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cochaira’s Marina

4477 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-3701

Joe’s Landing

4811 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504-689-4304
800-547-6501
www.joeslanding.com

Joe’s Landing is the popular jumping off point for inland freshwater and saltwater fishing in one of Louisiana’s most productive marine fisheries, the Barataria Estuary.

Charter Fishing

Griffin Fishing Charters

2629 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504-689-7588
800-741-1340
www.griffinfishing.com

Get the Net Fishing Charters

dinetrentals@gmail.com
Lafitte, LA
504-419.0580

www.getthenetchartersllc.com

Jean Lafitte Fishing Charters

4915 Joan Marie Dr.
Barataria, LA
504-452-1413
(Cell) 504-329-2728
www.jeanlafittecharters.com

Fishing and Charter Guide Service specializing in redfish, speckled trout and bass.
Joe’s Landing

4811 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504-689-4304
800-547-6501
www.joeslanding.com

New Orleans Style Fishing Charters

5057 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
Seaway Marina
504.416.5896
www.neworleansstylefishingcharters.com

Rojas Charters

3080-A Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504.689.1005
www.rojascharters.com

BIG DOG Charters

Lafitte Harbor Marina
4932 Kenal Rd
Lafitte, LA 70067
504-416-6260
www.BIGDOGFishingCharters.com

Bourgeois Charters

2783 Privateer Blvd.
Barataia, LA
504-341-5614
504-570-9218
www.neworleansfishing.com

Last Cast Guide Services at Joe’s Landing

4811 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
Kory Matherne
504-416-0409
www.lastcastguideservices.com

Ripp’s Inland Charters

P.O. Box 231
Barataria, LA
800-206-6646
504-689-2665
www.rippsinlandcharters.com

Kris Fishing Charters

4477 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-329-4882
www.krisfishingcharters.com

Corey’s Inland Fishing at Joe’s Landing

4811 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504-416-0409

Capt. Phil Robichaux’s Fishing Charters

1842 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
(504) 689-2006
www.fishwithphil.com

Eccentric Fishing Charters

504-382-2268
www.eccentriccharters.net

Places To Eat

Boutte’s Bayou Restaurant

5134 Boutte St.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-3889
Tues. – Wed. 11a.m. – 4p.m.
Thurs – Sun. 11a.m. – 9:30
p.m. (Closed Mon.)

Come eat and watch the shrimp boats along the bayou. A family restaurant serving homemade gumbo, seafood platters, fired chicken and more.
Restaurant Des Famillies

7163 Barataria Blvd.
Crown Point, LA
504-689-7834
Tues – Sat 11:30a.m. – 9p.m.
Sun. 11:30a.m. – 6p.m.
(Closed Mon.)

Sit underneath live oaks overlooking Bayou Barataria and enjoy fresh local seafood and authentic Cajun cuisine.
Jan’s Cajun Restaurant

4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-2748
Tues.-Sat., 11a.m. – 9p.m.
(Closed Sun and Mon.)

Over 30 years experience cooking home-style cajun dishes. Great sandwiches, platters, po-boys and daily specials.
Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant

5134 Nunez St.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-2482
Mon.-Sat., 11a.m. – 9p.m.,
(Closed Sun.)

Award winning authentic Creole, Cajun and German dishes.

Places To Stay

Bourgeois Charters

4932 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
504-341-5614

A Night on the Bayou

4976 Jenic Lane
Barataria, LA 70036
ANightontheBayou@gmail.com
www.ANightontheBayou.com

waterfront vacation rental, nightly, weekly, and monthly rental.
C&M Dock and Marina

4932 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-2013
www.teamlafitteharbour.com

RV Parking, Cabins and Trailers
Seaway Marina RV Parking

2057 Kenal Rd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-3148
www.c-waymarina.com

RV Parking
Eccentric Lodge/Fishing

5057 Kenal Rd. – Lot 202,
Lafitte, LA
504-382-2268
www.eccentriccharters.net

Boat Houses and Trailers
Griffin Charters / Lodge

2629 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
1-800-741-1340
www.griffinfishing.com

One and Two Bedroom Apartments
Joe’s Landing

4811 Privateer Blvd.
Barataria, LA
504-689-4304
1-800-547-6501
www.joeslanding.com

Joe’s is a full service recreational marina with waterside accommodations, covered and secured boat storage, back-down launch ramps, a “quick” hoist, fuel dock, live bait, ice, fuel, refreshments, fishing licenses, casual dining AND MORE.
Jean Lafitte Cabins

7040 Barataria Blvd.
Crown Point, LA
504-689-2333

Monthly Rentals Only

Stores

Dollar General

3176 Barataria Blvd #B
Marrero, LA
504-347-9811

Higgins Seafood

2788 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504.689.3577

Piggy Wiggly Supermarket

2695 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-4122

Brothers Food Mart

798 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA

Quick Stop

5111 Fisherman Blvd.
Lafitte, LA
504-689-8501