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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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  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Jules was the best captain we could have hoped for. He had great humor, was friendly, and full of knowledge. He made sure we got our money’s worth by showing us gators, snakes, turtles, raccoons, wild pigs, birds, plants, and swamp living. I would...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

For the traveler who has seen almost everything, this was a new experience to see the southern bayous - both the nature, wildlife, and humans who live in it. We had Captain Ron, who capably and entertainingly provided the tour. I've seen northern swamps and...More

Thank J P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously the best tour we’ve ever been on! Well worth it! Cpt. Jules 10 stars!!! He was funny and knowledgeable, I would gladly do this again! Over 2 hours!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Jules was informative and funny. He also turned the boat around several times so everyone had an opportunity to take the photos they wanted. We saw gators, turtles, wading birds, raccoons and wild pigs. Lots of fun and we learned quite a bit about...More

Thank Elise N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took this tour during the winter with Captain Jacob. Jacob went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic tour! He even found us an alligator when they are mostly all in hibernation (especially after the ice NOLA just had). Will definitely be...More

Thank Emily K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it was was really the wrong time of year to see 'gators' we went anyway and were not dismayed. We only saw a small one, but our guide, I believe his name was Troy or Toby, was first rate. Any question asked of him...More

Thank Roger_F_1150226
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so awesome! I had never been in a swamp before. I’ve traveled around them many times, but, actually going inside and seeing how beautiful and peaceful everything was an excellent experience by itself. However? The real bonus is the wildlife that you...More

Thank Rone M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last day in New Orleans, we took a Cajun Encounters Tour with Captain Bishop. It began with a seamless shuttle pickup from our hotel off Bourbon Street. From there, we were put on a larger bus and took at 45 minute ride out...More

Thank Alexandra W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour. Capt. Emmet was the best. Very knowledgable and with a fantastic sense of humor. Saw/fed some wildlife along the way. Must see!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Swamp Tour with Captain Bishop was included free comedy show. Bishop made the entire tour highly entertaining. He was very knowledgeable about the swamp environment and history and complimented that with hilarious jokes and anecdotes. Def ask for a spot on Captain Bishop’s boat (unless...More

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karentoward
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
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chiquella01
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.
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