Ahoy there!!

catamaran dan picCaptain "Catamaran" Dan welcomes you to the bayous of Pearlington, MS, right on the Mississippi/Louisiana border.  With a variety of habitat on the refuge, shorebirds, wading birds, neotropical songbird migrants and a host of year-round resident waterfowl can be found here.  Deer, rabbit, mink, otter, raccoon, muskrat, and nutria all make their home here, and the marshes provide critical spawning and nursery habitat for a number of fresh and saltwater species. 

Whether you explore all that nature has to offer by Hobie kayak or the solar-powered catamaran "Shamrocket", we promise you a great time that you will never forget.  And when your time on the water is up, enjoy a terrific meal and cold beverage!

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Option 1: Paddle, Pedal or Sail  Enjoy your time on the bayous with a Hobie kayak where you have the option to paddle, pedal and/or sail - you decide how you want your kayak set up!  With the Mirage Drive system, you can cover a lot of water in a short period of time.

With your Hobie pedal kayak, you ca20160808_080435n set your rudder and then use the pedals and/or the sail to move you over the water at a speed that you're comfortable with.  Make yourself comfortable with the adjustable backrest and then set your rudder.  Once done, you'll have both hands free for photography, a meal or cool beverage, meditating, and sight-seeing - whatever strikes your fancy.

Option 2: How about a fun-filled party or sunset cruise on the solar-powered Shamrocket!  The "Shamrocket" is a 17' Hobie Getaway catamaran that has been turned into the ultimate small gThe Party boat Shamrocketroup party and cruiser that has zero carbon footprint!  There is plenty of room for a group of six to stretch out, relax and get very close to the water.

You will want to bring your camera as you can get within inches of the water and photograph all that nature has to offer on the Gulf Coast bayous of Pearlington, MS, right on the Mississippi and Louisiana border, just east of Slidell, LA.   With a variety of habitat on the refuge, shorebirds, wading birds, neotropical songbird migrants and a host of year-round resident waterfowl can be found here.  Deer, rabbit, mink, otter, raccoon, muskrat, and nutria all make their home here, and the marshes provide critical spawning and nursery habitat for a number of fresh and saltwater species. 

With the ability to position both the propeller and the rudders for shallow-water cruising, the Shamrocket goes where most boats don't even think of going.  Music and a cooler with ice and plastic cups are provided - you bring the beverage of your choice and name your own "Shamrocktails."

Catamaran Cruises

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Join Catamaran Dan for fun-filled outings on the bayous of Pearlington, MS, right on the Mississippi/Louisiana border.  

You'll see grass beds, marshes, hardwood hammocks and pine flatwoods. With a variety of habitat on the refuge, shorebirds, wading birds, neotropical songbird migrants and a host of year-round resident waterfowl can be found here.  Deer, rabbit, mink, otter, raccoon, muskrat, and nutria all make their home here, and the marshes provide critical spawning and nursery habitat for a number of fresh and saltwater species. 

Drone Films and Stills

Marsh and wetlands viewed from a drone

Depending on weather and availability, Catamaran Dan will introduce you to "Duck", the waterproof drone, and will take both still pics and video of your time on the water.  drone cut