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Cajun Encounters

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55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
+1 504-834-1770
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A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly rated, comfortable, fun, and educational tours of the swamps, city, cemeteries, and plantations in and around New Orleans. We recruit and train the most knowledgeable tour guides and boat captains in the city, and design our boats and buses to be comfortable and safe, providing an unparalleled experience of the city. Swamp Tours: Take a guided tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. You'll glide through gator territory and hear all about the swamp and its natural inhabitants from our highly knowledgeable, certified captains. See gators and wildlife up close and personal as you explore narrow slews that only our boats are built to navigate. Plantation Tours: Step back in time and explore two of New Orleans' most famous plantations: Oak Alley, an Antebellum Plantation, and Laura, A Creole Plantation. We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you down the historic Mississippi River Road in the comfort of our air conditioned, air ride buses. City Tours: We'll take you to all the must-see landmarks on your list, including the French Quarter, Garden District, Marigny, and more. Our buses are designed for your supreme comfort with powerful air conditioning, air ride technology, and seamless windows for the best views. If you want to experience New Orleans, Cajun Encounters Tour Company is dedicated to showing you the best the city has to offer.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an amazing trip and can't wIt for next time. Great friendly shuttle service to pick us up at our hotel in the French Quarter for a quick ride to the well built swamp camp in Slidell. Excellent gift shop for you to enjoy and...More

Thank WhoDat3636
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in New Orleans and have been on many swamp tours, and this one is my all-time favorite. We saw so many gators and lots of other animals, and our guide Captain Ryan was both funny and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend Cajun Encounters to anyone...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a cruise with captain Gary. It was so much fun! Captain Gary was very knowledgeable and funny. The interaction between the other boats were great! We saw lots of wildlife and received facts about the swamp. Highly recommended!

Thank Meghan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the captains are really funny! You can check for Groupons before you book your adventure. Arrive early because it gets crowded. Tours last over an hour and you get to see some amazing stuff on the river. I won't go into spoilers. I would...More

Thank Darren N
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We visited on July 22, 2017. Captain Dan was our guide. He did a great job of showing us the wildlife and giving us information about the area. We saw a lot of alligators, wild boar, and raccoon. This was a highlight of our vacation....More

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Our swamp tour was the closer for a fantastic weekend in New Orleans. Captain Jason couldn't have been more knowledgeable & accommodating. It's he has a love for this land, the wildlife & his guests. We will return for sure!!!

Thank pattilovesmanny
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We have booked the swamp tour on Sunday morning at 9:30 AM as last activity before going to MSY airport and fly home to Germany. The place filled up quickly, but groups on the boats were 20 or less. Our captain was very outspoken about...More

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 truly enjoyed the tour, Captain Al, and the plethora of information shared. My husband and I were as entertained as our children. The alligators literally swim up to the boat like they have heard the ring of an ice cream truck....More

Thank mnicowill
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We visited Cajun Encounters on July 22, 2017. Capt. Teddy was our tour guide and he was excellent. Full of knowledge of the swamp, alligators and had great stories to tell. We really enjoyed this tour! We decided on this tour because of the reviews...More

Thank philash04
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This was a great place for an afternoon with our mission trip group. Lots of information shared by the boat captain along the way. We stopped counting after seeing 40 gators! Really neat how they rise out of the water next to the boat. Small...More

Thank Todd V
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22 June 2017|
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Response from cindy l | Reviewed this property |
We did the early morning tour and we definitely got our money's worth. The weather was perfect, the breeze once on the water was terrific. If it's too hot, the animals won't be out. Don't think it would be an issue with... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from Terrance N | Reviewed this property |
yes the 3 boats seen at the dock on the day of our tour was covered.