365 New Orleans: New Orleans Yacht Experience

Lakeview New Orleans


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Native New Orleanians Doug and Rena headed for the island of Tortola to find their dream boat. And now they want to share her with you in this enchanting city they call home.

Come aboard our 47 foot Beneteau sailboat, “Roux Stir,” named for the key ingredient of a delicious, heart-warming gumbo.

Captain Doug holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License with over 35 years of sailing experience. He has been cruising and racing sailboats throughout the US as well as the Caribbean since he was 7 years old. Doug loves sharing the experience of sailing with others. His goal is to make sure his passengers are safe and have an amazing experience they’ll never forget. “When I’m on the water, I’m in my element. I’m at home.”

Cruise Director, co-owner and the wife of Captain Doug, Rena is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, who finds sailing to be refreshing and cathartic… the ultimate escape from the monkeys of the mind. “Sailing takes you away from your problems. You’re in the moment, breathing more fully, with all of your senses alive. It is meditation on the water.”



1. What products and services do you offer? 


We offer Day Sails, Sunset Sails and completely custom private sailing adventures on our 47’ Beneteau, Roux Stir. All tours include 2 hours of actual sailing time any day of the week. Our tours are intimate and limited to 6 passengers.
Not only will you get a great sail on Lake Pontchartrain, but we pick you up and drop you off at a designated meeting spot or from your French Quarter or downtown area hotel or Air b&b. While aboard Roux Stir, we dish out a huge helping of southern hospitality, which includes complimentary white wine, local craft beer and light snacks.

2. How long have you been in business? 

We just launched the company. The full launch is coming in March 2019.

But we have been sailing for 35 years! We even lived on this boat for 6 months.


3. How do people find you online? 

NewOrleansYacht.com, Facebook, and Instagram @neworleansyacht


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

We have some of the most gorgeous sunsets on Lake Pontchartrain, so you should be out here to see them!


5. Lagniappe Info. 

This is a great option for bachelorette parties, proposals, anniversaries, date nights, office outings, or to just try something new!

Our private sails can be all inclusive and completely customized for your needs.

This boat is designed for ocean sailing, so it’s very stable. This boat is designed for ocean sailing, so it’s very stable and extremely comfortable. We have 2 clean restrooms onboard that offer the same conveniences that you’d find in your own home.

Sailing is our passion and we wanted to share it with other people in New Orleans.

Sailing is a great way to get away from the chaos and just relax.

We have special ginger cookies that we make to help those who might get a tad seasick. This vessel is very stable that most people do just fine!


For easy online booking, head to their website! 


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