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All You Can Do And See In Venice Louisiana


When you look at a map of Louisiana, down around New Orleans, there is a lot of strips of land and water to the South and South East. In those strips of land and water lies a sportsman’s paradise.

Venice Louisiana! A sportsman’s paradise that sits about 75 miles or about 2 hours Southeast from New Orleans. Fishing, boating, kayaking and camping are just a few of the wonderful things to can do in the small, but big city called Venice Louisiana.

County or Parish Location

Now in Louisiana they don’t have counties…they have parishes. And Venice Louisiana is in Plaquemines Parish.

Plaquemines or “pla:kiminz” is derived from the French Creola word “persimmon”. Presimmon trees lined the banks of the Mississippi where the French built forts in this area.

Map Of The Venice Louisiana Area

As you can see from the map above, there’s not much land to speak of when it comes to describing Venice Louisiana. But don’t let that prohibit you from taking a trip “down to the bayou” of Southeast Louisiana.

Venice Louisiana Lodging

Now I wouldn’t say that you can find 5 star accommodations around Venice LA, but there are many places to stay around the city and up highway 23.

Starting at the city and moving NW up highway 23 you can find the following establishments:

Gumbo Ya Ya

This is an 80 foot long x 18 foot wide houseboat rental with about 1,000 SF of living space. 4 bedrooms with 11 bed accommodations including 2 full size and 9 twins.

They have central heat and air (you’ll need that during the summer months) and two full baths.

Plenty of ice from their 750 lbs ice machine and gas grill for grilling including all the frying and boiling pots you need.

Outdoor decks with a huge 50″ plus TV to enjoy all of those college football games or the other football…if you’re into that.

All you need to bring is food, drinks and plenty of ice chests for your fishing haul.

Call for reservations at 318-355-7819 or visit their website at

Sportsmans Lodge

Another houseboat that is part of the Southern Way Charters properties is Sportsmans Lodge located in Venice.

This location has 7 rooms plus a suite that can accommodate about 20 persons with 6 baths. Rooms #2 & #4 share a full bath while #3 & #5 share a full bath.

Rooms #6 & #7 have a full bath and outside balcony.

The rates are steep, but it does include breakfast, lunch and dinner including bar on the boat lodge.

Contact them at 601-466-0152 or visit the website

Dogwood Lodge

…This is a BIG floating hotel.

Huge outdoor decks and a big lounge on the 2nd floor called the Mississippi Room with plenty of seating and TV’s.

It has 6 private rooms with double twin beds and a private bath. And like the Sportsmans Lodge, breakfast, lunch, dinner and bar is included while on the boat. The dining room can seat up to 12 persons at one time.

You can use the same contact info as listed above for the Sportsmans Lodge.

Home Run Charter Lodges

As with Southern Way Charters, Home Run Charters has lodge accommodations along with their fishing packages.

3 lodges feature Tommy Bahama furnishings and hardwood floors, living rooms, bar and kitchens. Big 40″ & 50″ TV’s with free wifi and football packages included.

The all-inclusive package includes breakfast and five-course dinners, plus lunch to bring on the boat while you fish. Water and gatorade with soft drinks are included, but they do not offer alcoholic beverages.

…you’ll have to bring those yourself.

Want to do all the cooking yourself? No problem. Home Run Lodges has a package for that too.

Visit for additional details and to check availability or call them at 504-982-8862 or 504-909-TUNA.

Cypress Cove Lodge

Well, it’s really a hotel. It has 62 rooms.

And all renovated with two double beds, work area and TV’s. Suites have kitchenettes with microwaves, refrigerators, toasters, dining areas and of course coffee pots.

They have a marina store inside the lodge that sells ice, fuel, drinks and sandwiches for those fishing trips and…beer.

Connect with them at the marina at 504-534-9289 or the lodge at 504-534-7777 or Cypress Grill Restaurant at 504-534-2076.

Click here for the website or see their Facebook page, Instagram, Youtube or Linkedin.

Venice Inn

Located in Venice, LA on LA-23, this quaint little Inn at the end of the Mississippi River is a great place to sit back and relax after spending the whole day out fishing onshore or offshore.

Perfectly manicured on the outside and inside they have beds from single to King. One and two bedroom suites are also available.

You can find all the amenities you need like refrigerators, Wifi and…COFFEE!

Visit their website at or call them at 504-534-7424

Lighthouse Lodge & Villas

With the new lighthouse construction completed after being it was destroyed by Katrina, this 62 room lodge and villas is with a vengeance!

If you want a more luxurious stay then try out one of their 8 fully furnished villas. You can find the following amenities in each villa:

Fishing Paradise In Venice Louisiana

If you want to enjoy and experience world class fishing either onshore or offshore, then come to the ‘end of the world’ where you can find a plethora of charter fishing companies and experienced boat captains to keep you safe and to make sure you ‘catch’ the ultimate fishing trip.

Here is a table to show the Venice Louisiana fishing charters that are available in this area and what guide services they offer.

Venice Fishing ChartersInshoreOffshoreHuntingLodging
Louisiana Offshore ChartersOffshoreLodging
Venice OutdoorsInshoreHuntingLodging
Venice Offshore ChartersOffshore
VooDoo Fishing ChartersInshoreOffshoreLodging
Mexican Gulf Fishing CharterOffshoreLodging
Super Strike ChartersInshoreOffshoreHuntingLodging
Venice Guide ServiceInshoreLodging
Safari Blue ChartersOffshore
Home Run Fishing ChartersInshoreOffshoreHuntingLodging
Intensity Offshore OutfittersOffshoreLodging
Ospery ChartersInshoreOffshoreLodging
Champion ChartersInshoreOffshore
Cajun UnlimitedInshoreHunting
Reel Tite Fishing ServiceInshoreLodging
Venice ChartersInshoreOffshoreHuntingLodging
Born To Fish Charters
Fish On Guide ServiceInshoreLodging

Coming Soon! Check Out Gulf Coast Venice Louisiana Fishing posts

Are There Beaches In Venice Louisiana

I’d have to say…this section is going to be short if not “Non-Existent”. This is the fishing capital of the United States if not the world…beaches are a no-show.

You’re gonna have to go North or West to get to some beach locations. Check Out our Gulf Coast post “Where Can You Find Beaches In Louisiana”.

I’m Hungry: What Venice Louisiana Restaurants Can Feed Me

If you are in one of the world’s most famous fishing and hunting locations…you can find some good food. Check Out Gulf Coast has is giving you a list of outstanding establishments to fill your belly before and after those offshore or inshore fishing excursions.

Crawgator’s Bar & Grill

Located right at the Venice Marina, you can come right off the boat and have them throw your catch right on the grill!

Or, you can order up one of their hamburgers, seafood baked potatoes or world-famous gumbo. They also have a well stocked bar for those who need an alcoholic beverage.

You can catch them open Wednesday thru Sunday 5am to 9am for breakfast or 11am to 9pm for lunch and dinner.

Cypress Grill

OMG! I want to eat the pictures on their website page!

The Cypress Grill is located onsite at the Cypress Cove Marina & Lodge and is one happening place.

They can make you up a relaxing adult beverage while they prepare your seafood grilled or fried. Fish, shrimp and of course New Orleans Style Po-Boy sandwiches. Just like I use to make with my grandfather at his drive-in restaurant – The Dizzy Dip!

Changes Restaurant

Open everyday from 5am to 10pm, Changes Restaurant offers a variety of seafood cuisine. Charbroiled oysters, fish & cajun dishes including gumbo and jambalaya. Breakfast, lunch and dinner – they are open ready to serve you.

The food is very appetizing, delicious and made to order. The employees are very friendly, courteous hardworking and full of smiles. Anyone who has a negative remark about this place needs to find Jesus in their hearts and praise him tremendously. AMEN. Thanks Justine & Ricky for a job WELL DONE!

Other Lounges And Shops To Mention

Maw’s Sandwich Shop

Den Lounge

Bayou Club

Where Exactly Is Venice Louisiana, I Need Directions

Well it depends on what direction you are coming from? And you don’t need to get your directions from cousin Louie. He thinks everybody that is not from the New Orleans area is from far away – Shreveport!

Traveling East On I-10 Or South On I-59

Take I-10 West or I-59 to I-10 to New Orleans and then follow signs to Business 90 West. Take exit 9A on Terrytown Parkway all the way to LA-23 then go South until you run out of land.

Traveling South On I-55

Follow I-55 South and then I-10 East to Terry Parkway in Terrytown on Business 90. Take exit 9A from US-90 Business West. Turn left on LA-23 and go South again until you have to swim.

Traveling East On I-10

Follow I-10 to New Orleans then follow Business 90 to Terry Parkway in Terrytown. Get off on exit 9A from US-90 Business West and take Terry Parkway all the way to LA-23. Turn left and take 23 all the way to Venice, LA.

What Is The Weather Like In Venice Louisiana: Jim Cantore Is Not Around Right?

Well, Jim is not around unless a hurricane is brewing up in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s heading in that general direction. Luckily, there’s not one that’s been around lately.

Most of the time, LONG, HOT & HELLISH! Ok, just in the summer time.

Average temperature is 78° with just over 62″ of average rain fall. You can except about 108 days of rain, but 2,644 HOURS of sunshine. I think you can get plenty of fishing and duck hunting in before the rain comes around.

Is There More Than Just Red Fishing In Venice Louisiana?

Yes, you can take in offshore fishing, as well as, onshore fishing. Check out our table of fishing charter above or the list of Offshore fishing guides below.

Inshore you can pick up some nice size trout or flounder. Just don’t expect any help from the postman. Offshore you can except to fish for Tuna, Dolphin, Marlin and Wahoo.

How About Bringing My Own Boat To A Venice Louisiana Marina

Their are two main marinas in Venice Louisiana. Venice Marina and Cypress Cove Marina.

Venice Marina

Located on 237 Sports Marina Rd in Venice, LA this establishment has a huge selection of services to offer.

Many Inshore and Offshore boat captains dock at this marina and offer their services. Venice Marina keeps an exhaustive list with contact details on their website.

You can always find some outstanding seafood too. Crawgator’s Bar & Grill is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an always well stocked bar.

They also have a well stocked shop with everything from T’s, dry-fit and sweat shirts, visors and hats. They can also send them off to your favorite family members or friends.

Want to hang around for a few days and take in some fishing? No problem. Venice Marina has cabin rentals for $175 per night and three houses – Crab, Tuna and the Snapper House for $250 per night.

The cabins are two bedroom with a bath for up to 6 persons. You bring your own toiletries – they provided towels/linens. all have full kitchens with stove, microwave, frig and TV with satellite cable service.

The house options have two bedrooms and two baths for up to 4 persons. Again, you bring the toiletries items and kitchenware. The houses do come with a laundry room, but you bring the laundry detergent and supplies.

The marina has 120 wet slips with compound parking and two loading/off loading ramps. Fuel and ice is plentiful including marine supplies, tackle, bait and this place has security in a night watchman.

Fish cleaning service is available with shipping cooler and shipping services to have your haul shipped back home if needed.

Cypress Cove Marina

The lodge has 62 rooms that have been newly remodeled with two double beds, cable TV and work area. Suites have kitchenettes with frig, microwave, coffee pot and toasters. Many have a great view of the marina.

If you want a more roomier place to stretch out, then contact them about their available townhomes.

They have a fully stocked store located at the lodge 1st floor for you snacking desires or big fishing trip. Food, drinks, snacks and even clothing is available.

Like Venice Marina, Cypress Cove’s website has an extensive list of offshore and inshore fishing guides to choice from. Just click the link above and on their menu choice Play/Charters.

Their marina makes it easy to fuel up and a place to gather your supplies for the big fishing trip. The Cypress Grill is on standby with a fully stocked bar and plenty of grilled or fried seafood to tantalize any appetite.

The marina has wet slips, dry stack storage and fenced/locked boat storage area. Three backdowns are available to get in into or out of the water fast.

Cypress Cove Bait Station is open seven days a week to offer you plenty of shrimp and fresh bait shrimp including squid, pogies, sardines, ballyhoo and eels. All you need to do is pick some up, get the ice and get on the boat and take off!

Can I Buy Real Estate In Venice Louisiana?

Yes you can. However, at the time of this posting, I didn’t see but about three listings on, or They ranged from $320,000 to $475,000. Wow! Pricey!

Off Shore Fishing Guides

Here is a list I found of inshore and offshore fishing guides. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this contact or website link info.

I would also STRONGLY suggest you go back up to the Venice Louisiana Marina section above and click on the Venice Marina or the Cypress Cove Marina website links and then check out their charter lists for inshore and offshore listings.

Eddie Burger & Michael PittmanWebsite985-788-5080
Hunter Caballero & Scott LegerWebsite504-610-1686
Josh CoulonWebsite504-912-8907
Mike, Michael, & Stephen FrenetteWebsite504-782-0924
Troy Wetzel & John DuplassWebsite504-701-3474
Captain Chad, Captain Chris,
Captain Matt, and Captain Nick
Captain Bradford, King, Hindman,
Balladares, Crews & Damon

On Shore Fishing Guides

Dennis Bardwell985-9690408
Chad Horton985-969-7451
Jimmy Gringo504-289-7375
Captain Boola504-415-3092
Chris Callaway231-636-6403
Dan Dix225-939-3525
Ronnie Granier504-430-2845
Shawn Lanier225-205-5353
Allen Moreau504-382-0794
Kyle Smith407-625-7060

Be safe and have fun!

Mr. Haney

Tim has traveled the Gulf Coast from Texas to the tip of Florida for the last ten years. As the grandson of restaurant entrepreneurs, Tim writes about unique restaurants, things to do and attractions all along the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Just like his grandparents small drive-in restaurant, he loves small town, mom-n-pop establishments as well as interesting and unique places.

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