History of New Orleans Yacht Experience
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.
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.”
We love our city for all of its charms, friendly folks and fabulous food. Our family and friends are here, and for us there is no place like home. To be able to share this aspect of New Orleans on Lake Pontchartrain is truly a treat.
Come sail with us and see where the wind takes you.
This was the most relaxing and memorable birthday experience that my hubby arranged for my birthday with the New Orleans Yacht Experience team.
Captain Doug is so down to earth and knowledgeable about the history of the Lake and the area. He picked us up from the designated area and drove us to the Lakefront docking area. He was talking to us and making us feel welcome already before we got to their beautiful Roux Stir. His sailing skills and style is so relaxing and amazing. Rena! Rena! What a beautiful amazing lady who took care of us on board serving us drinks, snacks and of course her homemade delicious ginger cookies and caprese skewers were awesome. Captain Doug and Rena were so prepared for us and made me feel so special on my birthday. It was a very relaxing one of a kind sailing experience. The boat is so beautiful, well kept and very clean and the whole arrangement was spectacular including their music selection. We will go back again to unwind and relax from time to time and we will highly recommend their service to our Nola peeps and out of town guests. Thank you for the wonderful experience and outstanding service. Looking forward already for the next round.
An invigorating detour from the well-trodden tourist paths of New Orleans.
Such a rush! I have never been sailing before, and I was a bit apprehensive, as I have gotten motion sickness in the past. Captain Doug and Rena made me feel so at ease, giving me some safety tips and offerening me fresh ginger in case I felt sea sick. And as soon as we set sail, I felt calm and at peace. Thankfully, no sea sickness! This was such a cool experience. Everyone should try it!
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