We got caught off the Mississippi
in a hurricane
several years ago during a Galveston to Pensacola race
. It was looking pretty grim until a shrimper who was also running for cover told us about Tiger Pass on the west side of the delta
. Plenty deep and a channel that ran us up to Venice Marina where we sat a couple of days and let the storm blow through. When we were leaving I said to the proprietor "I guess you don't see many sailboats in here". He said, " Oh we see them occasionally, we had one in here 6 or 7 years ago". From Venice Marina it is short run UP the Mississippi
to the Baptist Collett channel that will drop you out just south of the Chandeleur Islands.
There is also Coon Ass Pass, Houma Navigation
Canel, Belle Pass and a couple of others. Just carry good charts
because the water
gets pretty skinny up some of the cuts.