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Cajun Encounters

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“captain ryan”(36 reviews)
“wild pigs”(117 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461-1527
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m from Montana and am deeply skeptical of any wildlife tours or promises to see nature form a closely-planned vantage. This tour exceeded my expectations in terms of the wildlife. We saw gators, egrets, cranes, snapping turtles, gar, and a family of raccoons. I caught...More

Thank Micah N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour with captain Jacob. Friendly and very knowledgeable. Saw quite a few small gators, wild pigs, and dozens of raccoons feeding in the same spot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently returned from a trip to New Orleans that included a swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. Unless you have a rental car or your own transportation, I would recommend booking the tour + transportation option. We were on the 5:00 swamp tour and had...More

Thank Simone A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an evening swap tour in the heat of the summer with pick-up in the French Quarter. On the ride out to Slidell, our professional driver explained some of the local history, pointed out landmarks, and told a few family-friendly jokes. Our boat ride...More

Thank ontheroad24601
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is our third time visiting from the UK and cajun tours has become our little ritual. Each year we come back the business seems to be growing but the friendliness and experience grows with it. The pilots/captains are knowledgeable and always entertaining. Dont expect...More

Thank chris w
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Captain Ron was the best one I have ever had very funny and very informative....if you go try and get him .it was more than we expect he made sure to make us feel Just like we have known him for years .. most definitely...More

Thank yankyfan76
Reviewed 24 July 2018

So going into this we did NOT expect to actually see any wildlife. Yeah sure they advertised gators and boars and all that, but would we actually see them? We were pretty sure that we might catch a glimpse of something but not really see...More

Thank sanakf
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

First I was skeptical because I couldn't figure out what I would enjoy about riding around in a swamp. Furthermore, completely not interested in alligators. However, it turned out to be a lot of fun and really relaxing. My guide Capt Judah was super nice...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We took the nighttime swap boat tour and enjoyed every minute of it. This unique tour offer a different if not slightly eerie view of the swamp. Captain Jerry took us to see the alligators first and they bring them right up to the boat...More

Thank rebeccapE2853PG
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This tour was so much fun Captain Judah really knows how to get the alligators to come to your boat. He even had us surrounded at one point. He was very I formative and funny. Great time!!

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15 August 2018|
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Response from jdny33 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I didn't see a boat in their fleet without one
25 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa K | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon, the last tour of the day. It was really nice and enjoyable. Hope you get Captain Ryan - he's the best!
14 March 2018|
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Response from cerretv | Reviewed this property |
No that is not part of the tour.