Bayou Vermilion Paddle Trip

Departure Schedule

Departure Schedule
Weekday Departures (*Pre-registration only               Tuesday – Friday           8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Weekend Departures (*Pre-registration only               Saturday – Sunday           8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Paddler Shuttle & Gear Portage Fees

(Per Person Rate)

Paddlers requiring shuttle & gear portage to both drop-off and pick-up locations will receive 1/2 off of the cost of the shorter of the two portages.

One-Way Portage Total Distance 15 Miles or Less 

                                                     1 –   6  Paddlers                       $10 per person
                                                     7 – 14  Paddlers                       $  8 per person


One-Way Portages Total Distance 15 – 35 Miles    

                                                    1 –   6  Paddlers                        $16 per person
                                                    7 – 14  Paddlers                        $12 per person


One-Way Portages Total Distance More Than 35 Miles

                                                   1  –   6 Paddlers                        $16 per person + $0.50 per mile over 35
                                                   7  – 14 Paddlers                        $12 per person + $0.50 per mile over 35




*Reservations for Equipment Rentals must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Reservations for Paddler Shuttle & Gear Portage must be made at least 48 hours prior to event date. 

Please allow 24 hours for us to respond to your request.

Waivers & Gear Rental Agreement

In order to participate in this Canoe & Kayak Equipment Rental Program, all paddlers must read and sign the Equipment Rental Agreement and Liability Release Waiver. NO EXCEPTIONS! All Paddlers are responsible for their own safety while out on the bayou and are expected to be advanced enough to venture onto the bayou without a guide. If you are worried about capsizing your canoe this may not be the best option for you. To view our Beginner’s Canoe Lessons and Intermediate Guided Paddle schedule, please click here.

Lost or Damaged Gear

Additional fees for lost or damaged equipment will be applied to the total cost of the rental. See Bayou Vermilion District Equipment Rental Agreement for details.


Paddle Trips may be canceled due to inclement weather. In winter months a combined water and air temperature must be equal to or greater than 120ºF for paddle trips to go out. Certain paddle routes are closed during hunting season.