Boat Tours

BOAT TOURS

The Lafayette Parish Bayou Vermilion District along with the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center have partnered to offer boat tours of the Bayou Vermilion. Experience the tidal river known as the Bayou Vermilion while riding on a traditionally built bateau called Cocodrie, French for alligator, or Le Violoneuxwhich was built by William Atkinson. 

 

Cocodrie was constructed by our Restoration Specialist, Faren Serrette, who is a 4th generation master boat builder. The voyage begins with a fascinating introduction on the Bayou Vermilion as a historical, cultural and natural resource treasure. You will travel upriver toward Bayou Tortue where the boat captain will provide you with some history as well as the geology and ecology of the river and how it formed. You will also learn about the Bayou Vermilion District and our efforts to restore the Vermilion as one of the city’s most valuable assets.

 

Please note : Two weeks’ advance registration is required to book a boat tour. Boat Tours are always subject to interruptions or postponement due to weather conditions and water levels in the Bayou Vermilion. There is a $30 minimum cost for a boat tour. If your party’s total does not meet this minimum, additional fees may be added.

 

Call Vermilionville at 337.233.4077 x 199 for more information and registration details.


Daily Menu


Events

Sunday, March 8

Stuffed Beef Roast Honey Ham Steamed Rice Potato Casserole Creole Green Beans Corn on the Cob

Saturday, March 7

Cajun Brisket White Beans & Sausage Steamed Rice Spaghetti Mac Mustard Greens

Fri 03
Sat 04
Sat 04

Museum Day

April 4
Sun 05

Bal du dimanche

April 5

VERMILIONVILLE OFFERS TWO BOAT TOUR OPTIONS :

BOAT TOUR ONLY PACKAGE

30 minutes 45 minutes 90 minutes 
Adults (19-64 years old) $8 $10 $12
Seniors (65+) $6 $8 $10
Students (18 and under) $4 $6 $8

THE CULTURAL PACKAGE

Includes guided boat tour, lunch at Vermilionville and a self-guided tour of Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park.
Schedule : 10:30 a.m.
Boat Tour; 12:00 p.m.
Lunch; 1 p.m. Vermilionville
Cultural and Boat Tour Package pricing is :
Adults (19-64 years old) Seniors (65+) Students (18 and under)
Admission $6 $6 $6
Lunch $13.50 $13.50 $13.50
Boat Tour $12 $10 $8
Total $31.50 $29.50 $27.50

 

HOURS

Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please keep in mind that we stop taking admission at 3:00 p.m. daily as it takes approximately an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to tour our historic village.

Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for major holidays including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

 

 

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REGULAR ADMISSION

Adults (ages 19 – 65): $10.00 per person

Senior Citizens (age 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $6.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

GROUP ADMISSION (MINIMUM OF 20 PEOPLE)

*Adults (ages 19 – 65+): $8.00 per person

Students (ages 5 – 18): $5.00 per person

Children (under 5): No Charge

* Disclaimer: In order to receive the reduced admission rate, groups must be booked in advance and one payment made upon arrival.

DISCOUNTS

AAA: Adult $9.00, Senior $7.00, Student $5.00

Active Military plus Dependants: $5.00; $7.00 Senior & Retired

Le Guide Routard: $6.00

ULL’s Alumni Association (must present current member ID): $6.00

Louisiana Public Broadcasting: $2.00 Off Admission

National Preservation for Historic Trust: $2.00 off Admission

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ACCESSIBILITY

Vermilionville is completely handicap-accessible. Our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair, please inquire in the gift shop and we will be happy to provide you with one to utilize during your visit.

DIRECTIONS

Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.

300 Fisher Road Lafayette, Louisiana 70508