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Address: 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly...

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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US$92.00*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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US$56.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport
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Honey Island Swamp Tour

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New Orleans City Bus Tour

3 hour informative overview of New Orleans...must do when you arrive! Butch our bus driver was very nice and pleasant and pointed out very useful advice! Thank you Butch

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Lise L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3 hour informative overview of New Orleans...must do when you arrive! Butch our bus driver was very nice and pleasant and pointed out very useful advice! Thank you Butch

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Thank Lise L
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, Lise L!! Butch will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him!! We are so happy that you had such a great informative tour! Please feel free to join us on any of our other tours we offer!! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I took the small boat tour on November 1 and were so pleased with it. We saw many alligators, turtles and even some Racoons. The Bayou scenery is amazing especially with the beautiful spanish moss hanging from the trees. Our guide had a lot of knowledge of the area and was very informative as well as humorous.... More 

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Thank CassieD17
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, CassieD17! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us and were able to see so much wildlife as this is the time that alligators do start to go into hibernation. Thank you for your review and for choosing Cajun Encounters as your touring experience. Please feel free to come see us again! More 

Beiseker, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guided by Captain Al who was quite funny and entertaining and very, very knowledgeable. He answered all questions patiently and regaled us with hilarious and impressive personal stories. We saw some alligators and a raccoon, many strange flora and heard lots of fascinating history of the area. We even got to hold a live, little turtle that Captain... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed your tour with Capt. Al (and got to meet a turtle, too)! More 

Ancaster, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

since it was in November the gators are not very mobile and are not hungry. We seen about 5 gators and 2 blue great herons, The guide discussed the spanish moss and snakes In the swamp and showed us the indian village. IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING TOUR

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Thank Luba V
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, Luba V! Thank you for such a positive review. We love to hear that you had such a good experience on tour. Please feel free to come see us again at any time!! More 

Tumacacori, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a boat through the swamps. Our guide showed us alligators, plants, wild boar, racoons, birds, awesome trees with spanish moss and was just a lot of fun. We loved it. Recommend it! Our guide was awesome! Funny and knowledgeable.

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Thank cactusref
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, cactusref! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour so well. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience and for your wonderful recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Sunny was hilarious, knowledgeable, and made the overall experience amazing. This was one of the better swamp tours I had been on near New Orleans.

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Thank Shirl H
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, Shirl H! Captain Sonny will love to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him and such an amazing experience!! If you have any pictures you would like to share, feel free to post them on our Facebook and Instagram pages! Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The swamp tour was one of the funnest things I have ever done. My granddaughters enjoyed it too. Watching the guide feed the alligators and raccoon's was a blast. Seeing the beautiful swamps in person was a real treat.

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Thank DASH1965
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello DASH1965! Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear that you had a good tour with us. Our swamps are truly beautiful and we love sharing it beauty with all of our guests! Feel free to come see us again at any time and thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to do the Honey Island Swamp tour with Cajun Encounters when visiting New Orleans. We booked the swamp tour at 9:30 am and drove to Slidell with our own private transportation. The drive from New Orleans to Slidell took about 45 mins - 1 hour on a Monday morning. The tour itself was really great and I recommended... More 

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Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thanks, HeidiHonigmelone!! We appreciate your recommendation. We are pleased to hear that you were able to see so much wildlife and learned so much from our captain! The captains are full of knowledge and passion for the swamps and they truly show it!! We will be thrilled to see you again when our seasonal night tour starts again! We normally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great trip with Captain Al. The smaller boat was worth the extra money, but either gives you a good view of the swamp. Apparently spring is a better time to see wildlife, but still saw plenty.

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Thank Jeff F
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thanks, Jeff F! We appreciate the review and Captain Al will love to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. We are thrilled to hear that you still saw plenty wildlife. If you have any pictures you would like to share, feel free to post them on our Facebook or Instagram pages. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for... More 

Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Capt. Bishop was great! Knowledgeable, funny, great stories. Make sure you take the small, 10 person boat if you can. It can go into the smaller bayous and gets you closer to the water. Earlier in the summer is better as well. We went in november and the gators were prepping for the winter, so not real active. Still, the... More 

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Thank trmilligan1236
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello, trmilligan1236! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us even though the wildlife was still a little slow. Captain Bishop will love to hear you enjoyed your experience. Please feel free to come see us again at any time and thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience. More 

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