Their engines emitting a basso purr, a fleet of Honda ATVs and Polaris RZRs tears across more than 450 acres of lowland trails and overgrown puddles at the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Against the watercolor blur of the swampy land, the company’s photographers work to capture action shots of riders surrounded by veils of mud waves in midair. To ensure safety on excursions, ATV Swamp Tour’s instructors prepare patrons to lead the all-terrain vehicles over hills, through deep mud, and around water obstacles. Properly equipped with helmets, boots, eye protection, and knowledge of the ATVs' fears, riders explore sandy beach areas and wooded trails while catching glimpses of native cranes, alligators, and wild hogs.
Bayou’s Edge’s charter fishing trips give customers a chance to catch fish and enjoy spectacular scenery in natural areas. Pack only sunscreen, a lunch, and a drink, as Bayou’s Edge provides all of the necessary gear as well as an ice-filled cooler for you to store your catches in. A staffer will pick fishing parties up from their lodgings and transport them to a remote marsh or swamp where they can take in breathtaking views of natural vegetation, migratory birds, otters, and mystical Darth Vader apparitions for three to four hours. Hop in a comfortable boat or freewheeling kayak and use the complimentary bait to catch redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. A hook-casting guru will mentor the group in the art of fly-fishing, along with the tricky bait-and-switch technique used by many successful pescatarian salesmen. At the end of the excursion, Bayou's edge will clean and package catches before safely depositing fishers back at their hotels, homes, or subterranean supervillain labs.
Cleaved into a verdant expanse populated with 20-year-old cypress trees and 17 tranquil ponds, Cypress Lakes Country Club’s 18-hole course tumbles across 6,556 yards of challenging tee-to-green terrain. Waterways and wetlands complicate play on virtually every hole throughout the pristine par 72, giving advantage to players who can confidently select the right club to clear a forced carry or bribe gullible waterfowl to extract their sunken balls. Well-manicured bermuda grass supplies eminent playability to both the fairways and the greens, which at times appear as narrow landing strips in a course populated by so much water. By the end of the round, linksmen become callous to water’s intimidating ripples, allowing them to trace a towering drive over the aquatic forced carry that stands in front of the 18th tee, setting up a second shot that could allow players to tap in for a stunning birdie or three-putt for a breathtaking double bogey to conclude the round with dramatic flair.