Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express

Join Jean Lafitte Harbor Charters for a go at some of the most popular inshore fishing locations in LA. Setting off from its own harbor in Lafitte, a stone’s throw from the area’s honey holes, this service gets you to the fish quicker than most. Captain Gavin Mckerchie and his crew are local experts. Having grown up on the bayous, they’ve acquired more than a lifetime of knowledge and they can’t wait to share their expertise with you.

You’ll be fishing from a 24’ Express boat that’s equipped with a single 250 HP Yamaha show max engine that can have it speeding up to an impressive 60 mph. Thanks to that, along with the assistance of a GPS and fish-finder, you’ll be on the fishing grounds in no time at all. There’s plenty of room for up to 5 anglers, and soft drinks are provided for all on board making it a great option for trips of all kinds – families, friends, all loved ones!

This part of Louisiana is awash with lakes, bayous, and numerous waterways, making it a fantastic place to fish a variety of inshore species. You’ll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and more. The crew knows how to get you on the fish, and is happy to assist you in trolling or jigging with light tackle to reel ‘em in. All rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need to be successful are provided, so settle in for a productive day.

After you’re done, the crew will clean and fillet your catch so all you need to do is put it on the flames and wait for the taste to hit. Your trip doesn’t have to end when you get back. You can hang out and talk to other guest and guides as they arrive, and share your experience of a wonderful, memorable day. There’s no point in waiting around, come on over and get down to business, Louisiana-style.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $750
    Get on the water before anyone else with an early start to the day. You'll be on the most productive fishing spots in no time, trolling or jigging with a light tackle to bag yourself a Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, or more! Your trip doesn't have to end when you get back. You can hang out and talk to other guests and guides as they arrive. End the day with lunch at our very own restaurant. We have authentic cajun food along with a variety of other good home-cooked meals!
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    24 Hour – Catch 'n' Cook & Lodging
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Enjoy the full package of booking with us! A full-day charter trip customizable to your specific needs! Finish off the trip with a full-blown feast in our very own "Da Barge" restaurant. After the action-packed day topped off with a delicious home-cooked meal, you can enjoy the views and rest up in your very own cabin! Our cabins are located right over the water to catch the beautiful Louisiana sunrise and sunset. For more information, contact the captain.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $650
    Not only will you get on the fish in no time, you'll also be back to clean your fish on the marina grounds right next to the water almost as soon as they're on the boat. You'll waste no time traveling as you target Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other delicious species by trolling or jigging with light tackle.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout

FAQs about Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express

Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $375 per person - Full Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per person - 24 Hour – Catch 'n' Cook & Lodging (8 hours)
  • US $650 per group - Full Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (WATER)

Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Charter Operator

JLH Charters
Lafitte, Louisiana, United States
11 Fishing Reports
83 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Gavin Mckerchie is the head of charter bookings for Jean Lafitte Harbor, one of the largest marinas in Louisiana. He believes fishing should be as enjoyable as possible. He was born and raised on the bayou, fishing is in his blood, and he wouldn't want to do anything else. His crew consists of local professionals who share his enthusiasm for fishing and providing a great service with some great amenities as well.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Express (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
WATER

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age 2
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Late day trip with Capt. Gavin
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Tyler M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Capt!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on October 20, 2023
Great trip!
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Doug H.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on November 11, 2023
Gavin was very accommodating to make sure we had a great fishing experience.
Doug H. recommends Jean Lafitte Harbor CH. - Express
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Linda F.
Palo Cedro, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full amazing day with cpt Jason

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (PM) on April 5, 2021
We really wanted to fish during our New Orleans trip, but we didn’t rent a car. For a reasonable price they picked us up...
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Corey S.
Kenner, Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Late day trip with Capt. Gavin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2022
Every one at the boat launch including the store was very friendly and helpful. I booked an early morning trip but the other...
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Cameron T.
Argyle, WI
Excellent
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Full day with Jason Toombs

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2021
If you book through Jean Lafitte harbor make sure you ask for Jason Toombs. If you know how to fish you will slaughter them...
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