Boat Tours of Bayou Vermilion
Cruise Bayou Vermilion in a traditional Louisiana boat and learn the history of Lafayette, Louisiana's "Cajun Capital." A National Park Service ranger will share stories of Indians, farmers, trappers, and traders as you watch for wildlife on the banks and relive another era in an old-fashioned bayou "schoolboat."
Spring 2013 cruising dates will be posted here soon. Information below is from last fall.
Tours leave at 10:30 a.m. and return at noon. Two tour packages are available:
Students aged 4-18 who are part of a scheduled, organized, educational group receive a 50% discount on boat tour ticket price.
Call Vermilionville at 337-233-4077 for reservations and information. Reservations are encouraged as the boat seats 16 and a minimum of four passengers is required. For groups larger than 16, special arrangements including shorter tours and adjusted prices are available.
Did You Know?
Vultures do not have many predators. If an enemy does approach, the vulture will face its enemy and vomit. This inventive bird also has a unique way to stay cool: it urinates on its legs. The urine also helps kill any germs picked up while standing on a carcass.