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Between all the urban chaos in our cities and large gatherings being cancelled all around us, right now is the perfect time to #geauxoutthere and enjoy some fresh air. Here are 5 of my favorite city escapes in South Louisiana for a last minute weekend or day trip to enjoy the outdoors.
If you want to hit the water be sure to check out our awesome kayak rental fleet with the latest Hobie Fishing Kayaks. Our staff can help get you loaded up with great instruction on how to enjoy your weekend getaway.
If you have questions about planning your adventure let me know, I would love help.
Michael Mathews, Chief Adventure Officer
CHANDELEUR ISLANDER LODGE
Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, Sightseeing
Each year I try to make a few trips out to the Chandeleur Islands to take advantage of the vast fishery. It wasn't until last year that I discovered the Chandeleur Islander. Hosts Erin & Ron Hellyer welcomed my crew of 4 adults & two kids with such hospitality & great food, I have been anxious to return for an over-nighter with them ever since.
The islander is located within the protection of the New Harbor Islands of Chandeleur, roughly a 1 hour boat ride from the gulf coast. This lodge is a jack-up style oil rig that has been retrofitted with 4 six person, air conditioned bunk rooms for you & your crew. Included in your stay is 3 meals a day and beverages (including alcohol).
The best part about the Islander is that you don't need a boat to visit. The Hellyers will meet you in Pass Christian, MS and take you out to Chandeleur for your stay where you have access to their shallow water skiffs so that you can explore the Chandeleurs at your leisure during your stay. I encourage you to reach out to them and plan your next trip to the Islander!
Erin Hellyer 985-640-1230
Camping out on sandbars with my family along Black Creek is something I will always remember. This is a great way to get socially distant within a short drive. The local outfitter, Black Creek Canoe Rental, will take you up river and drop you off with your canoe & your gear so that you can enjoy the river at your leisure. You have the choice of making it a day trip or an over-nighter. The moving water makes it an easy recreational paddle.