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March 22, 2018
Various days, various times
Vermilion River
Disconnect from life's hustle & bustle and connect with nature during our Vermilion Voyage beginning Thursday, March 22nd - Sunday, March 25th. Calling all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy this 3-day paddle excursion with overnight camping, entertainment, food and lots of fun. Create memories on the river with new and old friends; this will be one for the books. Explorons!

March 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Performance Center
Come dance the afternoon away at Vermilionville's Performance Center with Jay Cormier & Cajun Born. Admission is $10 (free for members) and refreshments will be available for this smoke-free, family-friendly event. For more information call (337) 233-4077.
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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.


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.
Spring and Summer boat tours begin on the first Saturday in March and end in May. Fall boat tours will begin on the first Saturday in September and end the last Saturday in November.


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.

The 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in April and May, Vermilionville will offer the chance for walk-in visitors to experience a boat tour at 11:00 a.m. Regular fees apply. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis when our admissions desk opens at 10:00 a.m.

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



   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  


Includes guided boat tour, buffet 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