Our guest will aboard the Cabbin vessel, a 33 ft crab boat. Captain Masson will head to Andre's nearby crab traps, within Bayou Bienvenue. Upon arrival, Andre will pull up a few crab traps for everyone to observe the process a local crabber goes thru to catch these delicacies, the Blue Crab. Some crabbers may have up to 1000 traps. The trap will be baited and returned to the water. The Captain will then head to a few areas of interest in Bayou Bienvenue, (the flood wall built across the MRGO, Violet Canal camps, and the Battery Bienvenue just to mention a few). We will proceed back to the Hebert's home where they will describe how the crabs are prepared to eat. Then the fun begins, we will be taught how to eat and enjoy the great catch caught earlier that day. (Request your date today)
My Name is Andre Hebert. I have been a commerical fisherman, mainly blue crab, for 10 years. My wife, Jeanette Hebert, and I live on the Bayou that I crab on, Bayou Bievenue. Ive always wanted to share the experience of catching Blue crab, bring them home and preparing the crab to eat. So lets get started... Our Captain who will guide us through our Bayou Experience will be Captain Eugene J. Masson, IV and deck hand, Tommy Johnston.
seafood/crab, extras corn, potatoes, and sausage
We will conduct our experience on Bayou Bienvenue. While traveling through the bayou to our location you will witness the barrier wall that was built after hurricane Katrinia to protect New Orleans., The Battery, built to defend New Orleans. The dinner preparation and meal will be held at the home of our Host Andre and his wife, Jeanette. The home is also located on the Bayou.
The vessel we will be boarding has a cabin, equipped with a kitchen and restroom and if needed. The length of the boat ride is about 1 hr 30 minutes.
Cajun Crabbin Experience