Few things in life are better than a big pot of perfectly-seasoned boiled crawfish. But what if you’re somewhere far from the south and miss that delicious, one-of-a-kind taste? Don’t worry, cher! At Acadia Crawfish, we deliver fresh crawfish to most locations across the country. Read on to learn more about how we get the best farm-raised crawfish in Louisiana from our ponds to your pots no matter where you’re currently located.

First, you need to know that some states limit the import of live crawfish. These states include Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Michigan and Washington. However, you can secure a permit if you are located in Oregon or Idaho.

Next, you should know when it’s the best season to ship live crawfish. While we ship crawfish any time during crawfish season, we recommend that you order during March, April, and May for the best quality and freshness. That when the mudbugs are nice and big just the way we like ‘em, cher!

The cost to ship depends on the amount of live crawfish that you need for the number of people you will be feeding. We recommend about 3-5 pounds per person. Since Acadia Crawfish accepts all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover you won’t have to worry about payment processor issues or figuring out cash-on-delivery. We also use PayPal to accept payment if you prefer that method.

Once you place your order, we arrange everything so you can conveniently pick up your order from the nearest airport. Why do we do this instead of delivering it straight to your door? Well, think about it this way crawfish are live animals. You wouldn’t want a live animal delivered to your doorstep when you might still be at work for five or six hours, would you? That’s another reason our shipping prices are higher than what you may expect. It ensures your crawfish are handled with the best of care so that when they arrive, they’re of the highest quality. You’ve put in the work to plan a boil, and we want to make sure it’s everything you hoped for and more by delivering you freshest crawfish South Louisiana has to offer.

You might also be thinking about how your order of fresh, live crawfish will greet you, right? You’ll find your crawfish a bit sluggish when you pick them up. DO. NOT. PANIC. Rush home and prepare a big welcome party of these little creatures (they deserve it)!

You’re going to need a few supplies on hand to make sure your crawfish stay safe and happy before you cook them up, as well as a few tips and tricks to keep them at peak flavor. You can read more about how to care for your crawfish before you’re ready to boil them here

Now onto the good stuff – cooking and enjoying your crawfish! If you are unsure of how to cook them the way you’re used to, we have a boat-load of recipes on our site to help you serve them up like a true Cajun. You’ll find several Cajun-approved recipes including Acadia Crawfish’s basic boiling instructions—the best method in our opinion! Just make sure to add our Cajun seasoning products to your order to get that authentic Louisiana taste you’re looking for. 

In case you need further help or have any questions about ordering live crawfish from Acadia Crawfish, you can contact us by filling out this form.