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Cajun Encounters

#2 of 6 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Slidell Features Animals
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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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family of 6 adults drove from New Orleans to Slidell (approx. a 45-minute drive) for a June morning swamp tour. The Cajun Encounters staff was extremely friendly and professional, from my call for reservations to our check-in on tour day to our 90-minute boat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the swamp tour this morning and my 9 year old daughter wanted to write a review. Here it is: The tour was very educational and exciting. We saw wild pigs, birds, turtles, and some dragon flies. Captain Dan made the tour even better....More

Thank andra2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a trip well over a month in advance... had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances (sick child) The customer service rep refused to refund the $77 I paid. Despite billing themselves as treating customers "like family," they sure have no problems screwing people out...More

1  Thank npete78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with Captain Dan on the Swamp Tour. We saw alligators, wild hogs, turtles, birds and a raccoon close up. Dan made the trip fun and interesting. We recommend to anyone.

1  Thank Espnman C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We choose this tour because it said that it was eco. If we were going on a swamp tour it was very important to us that they showed the animals respect and did not disturb them. I don´t really know what was eco about this...More

1  Thank S7358HImariab
Guest Relations D, Social Media Coordinator at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear this, but always appreciate your honest feedback. We take your experience seriously, and regret that you were disappointed. We believe in constant improvement, and will consider the points you raised, as well as other possible changes we can make to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This swamp tour was one of the things l most enjoyed while in NOLA. They will pick you up at your hotel and drive you in air conditioned comfort out to the swamp. Our guide was most knowledgable since he lives on and hunts and...More

Thank Mommaluke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this tour a lot. We saw a lot of gators, a racoon, wild pigs and birds. We saved money by driving to the location ourselves, something to consider if you have a car. Take bug spray, we were attacked by the "Louisiana state...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canjun Encounters picked us up right on time at the Sheraton on Canal St for the Swamp tour. It's about a 45 minute ride to Slidell from NOLA. Along the way, the bus driver gave a few facts about the city that was informative. Once...More

Thank bcsystems
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom was a bit apprehensive but I really wanted to do the evening swamp tour. We booked the tour with the transfer since we didn't have a vehicle and our driver was wonderful. The tour guide on the boat was great too, we had...More

Thank JetsettinDaisy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cost us $29.00 per person in advance. Really enjoyed the tour and the information they gave during the tour about swamp environment. Saw plenty of gators which was fun to watch them feed them. Even though a storm was coming in and it rained the...More

Thank Donald W
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What time of day is it best to do the tour to enable us to see as much wildlife as possible? early morning (9.30am) or late afternoon ( 5pm )
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
Are your boats covered
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.