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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful day in the swamp! Went once before in the summer and saw alligators everywhere, and this time in November they were in semi hybernation, but it was still a great trip. It was fun to see the fall colors. If you want to...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great swamp tour. The swamp is a whole lot prettier than I imagined! We saw alligators, turtles, blue herons, a bald eagle, and wild pigs. The tour guide, Jacob, was very knowledgeable about the entire ecosystem. I liked that the boats were smaller...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking to see some gators, and we did! We also saw raccoons, wild boar, and a couple of different types of herons. This was a wonderful and informative tour.

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly DO NOT recommend this Swamp tour company. It seems it’s all about the money to Cajun Encounters. The customers come second, and sadly the animals on this “eco tour” come third. Passengers are so tightly packed on the boat, literally wedged in, that...More

Thank HollyBu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was great and process was super easy and organized. We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. We saw quite a bit of wildlife including raccoons, herons, turtles and gators. The nature was much prettier than I expected for a swamp.

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was an excellent I didn’t think I’d enjoy going on a swamp tour and my boyfriend convinced me to go. I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Scott our bus driver was great about giving information about the city as we drove...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We wanted to see gators and Captain Teddy delivered. We were able to squeeze in one last thing before hurricane Nate strolled on in and we were glad we got to see the bayou. You travel in a flat bottom boat through the nature preserve...More

Thank stebs3646
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing time!! Our captain Bishop was funny, fun, and knowledgeable! The people were professional and well organized! It was easy the kids had fun and we saw a lot! We got lost and went to honey island swamp tour and as we...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely a great time. Saw a lot of wildlife and got many fantastic pictures of gators and hogs. Our guide Judah was informative and funny, always willing to maneuver the boat if anyone wanted a closer look at something. The only reason I gave it...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Captain Bishop was awesome. The tour was educational and humorous. We saw several alligators, wild hogs, raccoons, along with native birds.

Thank donilop
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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.