Tchefuncte River Charters' offers cruises of Madisonville's scenic Tchefuncte River on the "Fat Bottom Girl", a 26-foot pontoon party barge equipped with a bar, sound system (with Bluetooth) and onboard restroom.
Cruises take you past the lush flora that lines the river, from moss draped cypress trees to palmettos and flowering bushes. On most days you can expect to see a wide variety of water birds, reptiles, insects and mammals, more on a day (or night) with light river traffic.
Catering is available upon request, but you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages to enjoy on your cruise. Beer, wine, liquor, Champagne, and food of your choice are permitted, but NO GLASS beer bottles. Prefer mixed drinks? Plan to bring mixers, although ice is provided. Guests should also bring their own sunscreen, swimsuit, drinking water, and ID, as you must be 21 to consume alcohol and enter bars along the river. Yes! Stops along the way are welcome. With eight restaurants and bars along the route, you'll have lots to choose from.
Not permitted on your trip: weapons, glass beer bottles and drugs. Plenty of seating, canopy-covered bar, and room to relax and move about the boat. Cruises are rain or shine (half of the boat is covered); however, in the event of severe weather, 50% of the booking fee is refunded and guests receive a voucher toward another cruise in the same calendar year.
Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Same-day bookings welcome, if available. Dock departure location determined at booking.