Cruise into Louisiana's past on a boat tour of Bayou Lafourche with a National Park Service ranger. Locally known as "the longest street in the world" in honor of the towns and homes along its banks, Bayou Lafourche once served as a major thoroughfare in watery south Louisiana.Boat tours are offered in spring and fall, weather permitting. Cruises cast off from the dock behind the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, 314 St. Mary Street in Thibodaux. Tours travel to the E.D. White Historic Site, birthplace of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward Douglas White every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m.-noon. Tickets are $5.00 (cash or check only; no credit cards). Spring cruising season is Wednesday, March 7, through Wednesday, May 23.
Reservations are required; call the center at 985-448-1375. Tours are limited to 20 people (minimum of eight). Tour participants should dress for a day in the sun and arrive at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center by 9:30 a.m. Group boat tours are available by reservation. No tours on federal holidays when the center is closed.