Ranger-guided boat trips will cruise the bayous of south Louisiana again this spring from the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. Both centers are part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The boat tours are made in traditional Louisiana wooden boats (one modeled on the “schoolboat” the builder’s father used to take). Trips and costs vary and may include stops at the home of a former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice or a restored plantation or just a leisurely cruise to watch the alligators sunning themselves on the bayou banks. For information, call the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette at 337/232-0789 or the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux at 985/448-1375.