On Location in the Chandeleur's near

New Harbor and North Islands

29.51.49 N - 88.52.11 W

The New Chandeleur Islander Fishing Lodge

        Full Service - All-Inclusive Meals and Lodging
Food - Fun - Day and Night Fishing - Fish From Your Boat, Our Boat, or No Boat


Love to fish the Islands but that long round trip wears you down?

The Chandeleur Islander, a stationary and stable jack-up fishing lodge, can become the destination you've been searching for while fishing the islands. Upon arrival, the Islander will be safely jacked up out of the water where we will be offering you hearty meals and comfortable accommodations. We provide on/off stairway access from our suspended 30' dock to your accommodations on deck. Using the lodge as a base, you can arrange guided trips, enjoy excellent wade fishing along the islands, or perhaps head for that popular local fishing spot you've heard  all about.


 Louisiana law enacted in 2018 now allows Islander guests to

take home up to a 3-day limit of filleted trout and red fish.

Book a trip, depart from anywhere along the Gulf Coast, head for the islands, fish, check in with us; fish the entire remainder of the day, and return for the evening. Once on board, you will enjoy a welcomed shower, a completely satisfying dinner, relaxation in air conditioned comfort, and perhaps enjoy drinks and a nice breeze on deck with your friends. Most importantly, you will sleep in clean, comfortable quarters, out of the water on a stationary platform, and you will have no further thought of winds, waves, or storms.

No boat? We can help you with reasonably priced transportation options.

Prefer to fly? Contact Southern Seaplane for special rates to the Islander.



Call Ron at 504-615-8280                                Call Erin at 985-640-1230

Email: ronhellyer@msn.com                               Email: erinhellyer@msn.com


All-Inclusive Price - $200 per person per night

(Including an Open Bar)

The Islander is a completely remodeled remote fishing lodge that is Always Safe, no matter the weather conditions, Always Clean, and Always Comfortable. 

 You are welcome to bring your own boats and stay with us or we can arrange transportation at a   reasonable cost. If traveling with us to the lodge, we can shuttle you free of charge to nearby

 New Harbor and North Islands for wade fishing. We can also shuttle you to other destinations   within the island chain;  depending upon your destination, applicable shuttle fees will apply.

 There are four 6-man bunk rooms that come with private lockers, a sink/mirror station, and   access to private restroom/shower facilities. All meals and beverages are inclusive during your stay   on the Islander. Should you desire any bottled drinks or alcoholic beverages on any guided or   personal boats, please bring them with you. Check-in is 3 pm and check-out is 11 am.

There is a 4-person, 2-night minimum required to book an advanced reservation. HOWEVER, if we are on location, individuals and smaller groups are encouraged to contact us for last-minute vacancies. If space is available, we will be happy to accommodate you.

Groups of 6 are guaranteed a private room.

Special overnight accommodations can be arranged for private groups up to 24.

  Each Overnight Stay Includes the Following:

  Check-in Day        Check-in at 3 pm -  Relax - Enjoy Dinner - Snacks - Comfortable Bed

  Full  Day On Board    Enjoy Breakfast - Lunch -  Dinner -  Snacks - Comfortable Bed

  Check-out Day             Enjoy an Early Breakfast  - Check-out at 11 am 


Depending upon the availability of unreserved bunk room space, previously unreserved groups may be accommodated given the understanding that they could be sharing a room with others.



(All-Inclusive Meals, Lodging, Snacks, Beverages, and Open Bar)

French Toast
Coffee, Milk, and Orange Juice
Daily Housekeeping

Heading out early for that first cast?

No worries.

Upon your return, all common areas will be cleaned and maintained throughout each day.

Entrees ranging from Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Wraps, Cold Cuts, Chips, Drinks, and Cookies

Packed lunches  also provided for those who wish to fish through lunch.

General Store

Forgot the toothbrush? Lose a lure? Boat low on soft drinks, water?

A limited amount of reasonably priced replacement items will be on board so we may just have one of those items you forgot, lost, or need to get by. 

 Cuisines including New Orleans Style Creole, Cajun, Italian, BBQ, Mexican, and of course SEAFOOD!

Side dishes matching cuisine

Beverages - Dessert.

Fishing Gear
Non-Guided guests provide their own fishing gear and tackle, however......
We have a limited amount of fishing gear on hand for sale or for rent. Rental charges are necessary to recover repair and replacement costs.


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One of our Favorites!
One of our Favorites!
Capt Matt Does it Again
Capt Matt Does it Again

Lots and Lots of Lounging

Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
Nice Catch!
Nice Catch!
Fish Morning and Night
Fish Morning and Night
Up to 2nd & 3rd Levels
Up to 2nd & 3rd Levels
Deck Bunkroom
Deck Bunkroom
2nd Level Bunkroom
2nd Level Bunkroom
Galley Seating 10
Galley Seating 10
Yes, He Caught It!
Yes, He Caught It!
Getting an Early Start
Getting an Early Start
Wanted That Red Bad!
Wanted That Red Bad!
Big Reds Yards Away
Big Reds Yards Away
Yes, They come BIG!
Yes, They come BIG!
ALWAYS Competing
ALWAYS Competing

Snuggled in Close

Snapper Minutes Away
Snapper Minutes Away
Nice Variety
Nice Variety
Your Hosts
Your Hosts


Guided Fishing Trips

Experienced local guides can provide  you with a great guided trip experience.

We can help you locate one.

Optional Excursions

Transportation available to Freemason and Curlew Islands, as well as to points along Chandy.

Skiff Rentals

Venture out on your own in one of our 14' 3-man skiffs powered by 15 hp outboards.

No additional fuel charges apply.

Fly Fishing

Fish on your own in the surf, off our dock, or we can help you locate a local fly guide.

Gigging Flounder
Walk along the beach, gig 'em, add great-tasting flounder to your haul.

Enjoy the Beach Life

Lounge, collect shells, observe coastal  bird populations in their natural habitat..

Surf Fishing 

Grab your gear, head for the beach, enjoy the thrill of  fishing in the surf .

Night Fishing

90' of illuminated dock area for night fishing. Lots of room, lots of fish.


Enjoy running crab nets off the deck.

 It's a Crab Boil!