Tours, Sights, and Attractions

See, Explore, and Be Amazed

Our Expansive Wetlands

Plaquemines Parish lies on the lower Mississippi River Delta where fresh, brackish and saltwater converge to create one of the nation’s most diverse eco-systems. From our marshes and ponds to our lakes and bays, you’ll find an incredible spectrum of wildlife all flourishing across our parish’s 2,567 square miles of beautiful wetlands.

If you love the outdoors, there’s no shortage of things to do and see in Plaquemines Parish.

There’s A LOT to Explore

The area spanning Plaquemines Parish is vast. In fact, this one location accounts for an astounding 14% of the entire nation’s wetlands. There is always more to explore and there are countless ways to experience it, by land, air, and sea.
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Birding
  • Eco-Tours
  • Airboat Rides
  • Seaplane Tours
  • Historic Tours

Eco-Tours

Experience Louisiana’s coastal wetlands as nature intended. Seemingly untouched by the hands of time, the magnificence of this area is really something to behold. Among majestic cypress trees and winding bayous, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a vast array of species, including the endangered and threatened American Alligator, the Arctic Peregrine Falcon, and the Piping Plover, in addition to a plethora of other wildlife that calls the Mississippi River Delta home.

By Kayak, airboat, canoe, or motorboat, a local guide can navigate you and your party down a path less traveled; a place void of the imprint of civilization; a frontier where nature is a force acting on its own, uninterrupted.

The wetlands of south Louisiana are truly a national treasure. There’s no better place to admire its beauty than Plaquemines Parish.
Guide Service captain phone website description
Saltgrass Outdoors 228-806-8306 saltgrassoutdoors.com Nearly seven-thousand square feet of elegance and delicacy, the 31853 Lodge in Venice, Louisiana is a beautiful antebellum-style home overlooking the Mississippi River. With first class accommodations, a gourmet chef, activities (fishing, hunting, and golf), and plenty of fresh air, it’s got everything you need. PLUS its got something else you need: no diversions, so you can focus on team building or just entertaining customers and employees. Come see for yourself. We promise, if you do … you’ll be back!
Kayak Venice Louisiana 504-419-5645 kayakvenicela.com For those who simply would like to go for a paddle we offer guided kayak tours. Paddle with us on a 3 hour excursion in an up close experience with the marshes and wildlife of southern Louisiana.
Delta Discovery Tours Richie Blink deltadiscoverytours.com Delta Discovery Tours brings travelers deep into the Mississippi River Delta, on traditional Louisiana fishing boats, to the intersection of history, ecology, economy, the built environment and climate change. Situated at the end of the Great River Road, we take information about tides, weather conditions, and your interests to craft tours that send folks back into the world equipped with a deep understanding of the delta. We specialize in small boat tours that give guests an intimate setting to ask more questions and spend more time on the water. Our trips range from introductory to completely immersive, below you’ll find a range of trips that will suit you and your group.
Adventure South 504-284-5264 louisianafishingtrip.com Bird Watching in Louisiana and Eco-Tours at Adventure South Guide Service, we also offer access to the over 500,000 acres of land and shallow estuary that comprise the active Mississippi River delta.

Birding

The rich ecosystems created by Louisiana’s varied and unusual terrain form a nurturing habitat for vast numbers of birds, including both those that are native to the region and many that migrate to or through the area each year. Many state parks and national wildlife refuges around the state are havens for bird-watching and bird photography. The coastal marshlands offer access to some of the most unusual species of songbirds, raptors and water fowl. Take advantage of the many birding trails around the state to see Louisiana’s natural beauty and some of its most beautiful inhabitants.

Parks & Refuges

Plaquemines Parish hosts several parks marking unspoiled wetlands for visitors to explore and enjoy, including Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Woodlands Conservancy, and the Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area.
Guide Service captain phone website description
Saltgrass Outdoors 228-806-8306 saltgrassoutdoors.com Nearly seven-thousand square feet of elegance and delicacy, the 31853 Lodge in Venice, Louisiana is a beautiful antebellum-style home overlooking the Mississippi River. With first class accommodations, a gourmet chef, activities (fishing, hunting, and golf), and plenty of fresh air, it’s got everything you need. PLUS its got something else you need: no diversions, so you can focus on team building or just entertaining customers and employees. Come see for yourself. We promise, if you do … you’ll be back!
Kayak Venice Louisiana 504-419-5645 kayakvenicela.com For those who simply would like to go for a paddle we offer guided kayak tours. Paddle with us on a 3 hour excursion in an up close experience with the marshes and wildlife of southern Louisiana.
Delta Discovery Tours Richie Blink deltadiscoverytours.com Delta Discovery Tours brings travelers deep into the Mississippi River Delta, on traditional Louisiana fishing boats, to the intersection of history, ecology, economy, the built environment and climate change. Situated at the end of the Great River Road, we take information about tides, weather conditions, and your interests to craft tours that send folks back into the world equipped with a deep understanding of the delta. We specialize in small boat tours that give guests an intimate setting to ask more questions and spend more time on the water. Our trips range from introductory to completely immersive, below you’ll find a range of trips that will suit you and your group.
Adventure South 504-284-5264 louisianafishingtrip.com Bird Watching in Louisiana and Eco-Tours at Adventure South Guide Service, we also offer access to the over 500,000 acres of land and shallow estuary that comprise the active Mississippi River delta.

Historic Sites

Plaquemines Parish contains three US National Historic Landmarks including, Fort De La Boulaye, Fort St. Philip, and Fort Jackson.
For more information on Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, please contact:

Fort Jackson Museum and Welcome Center

Address: 38039 Highway 23, Buras, LA 70041
Phone: 504-393-0124
Historic Site address phone description
Fort Jackson 38039 LA-23
Buras, LA 70041
504-393-0124 Fort Jackson is an historic masonry fort located some 40 miles up river from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. It was constructed as a coastal defense of New Orleans, between 1822 and 1832, and it was a battle site during the American Civil War.
Fort De La Boutaye Fort De La Boulaye, originally called Mississippi Fort, is one of the earliest sights in Louisiana, founded in 1700 by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. The fort was built by the French to help their efforts in taking possession over the Mississippi River. However, by 1707, they were forced to vacate by Native Americans. Today, the site sits on a low ridge surrounded by swamp ground with no physical trace of the fort remaining above ground. Unfortunately, all that distinguishes this area from the rest is a historical marker.
Fort St. Phillip Fort St. Philip was constructed along with Fort Jackson to act as a coastal defense for New Orleans and the Mississippi River. It was the site of a 12-day siege in April 1862 by the Union army during the American Civil War. The site was heavily damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and is now privately owned and only accessible by boat or helicopter.

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