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Cajun Encounters

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New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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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. 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. 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. If you want to experience New Orleans, Cajun Encounters Tour Company is dedicated to showing you the best the city has to offer.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed yesterday

Great enjoyment and our guide Captain Teddy was very informative and fun. Plenty alligators, turtles and even wild pig and raccoon - Would highly recommend

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the French quarter/history tour, the ghost tour and the evening swamp tours. Absolutely 10 out of 10 on local knowledge (even though our guides were transplants from Minneapolis). Excellent way to get to know the city, the history and the surrounding area to...More

Thank Annikacorbijn1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on this tour whilst staying in New Orleans. Been on quite a few wildlife tours and this was up with the best. Great commentary from Captain Dan, really knows his stuff. Saw lots of alligators and turtles, even a wild pig! Loved the ride,...More

Thank christinemorris39
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great tour - to start with the pickup/dropoff service is so convenient for those who can't drive out to the tour. Once there, signing in is fast and easy, and your split up into smaller groups to fit into the boats. The tour...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'd booked this and found the website a little low quality so even though I had faith in the tour company (well known, strong reviews) it felt a little ad hoc and thrown together. I was very pleasantly surprised. Hotel shuttle picks you up promptly...More

Thank JutteVT
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was told that the trip was wheelchair accessible. The trip started by finding out they had no accessible bus to pick us up. When we got there, out\r party took off quickly, while we tried to keep up, rolling across a gravel lot, which...More

Thank xoangelfire
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This tour was awesome. The swamp is full of wildlife. The wild pigs came right to the boat, as did the gators. One was enormous. Our guide was excellent. Very funny and knowledgeable. It was definitely worth $60/pp.

Thank ruby7773
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very busy tourist spot what i will say is the trip was good however felt a little rushed. We saw loads of gators and I loved the swamp pigs that part of the trip was fab. My partner and I are from...More

Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experienced a fantastic swamp tour with Capt Clutch (Jason) Saw a variety of plants and animals - entertaining for sure - wish I could post the video feeding the alligator!

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the Cajun swaps of Louisiana. Our group was about 20 people on a covered boat. We chose transportation from our hotel in the French Quarter, it took about 30min to get to our destination via air conditioned mini bus. Our bus driver spoke throughout...More

Thank Dave K
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review! I can really tell our team did their best. I'll be sure to pass along your kinds words to Jules and everyone else who made your trip special. I hope you visit New Orleans again and we have you as our...More

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Scottie M
10 August 2017|
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Response from stanclements | Reviewed this property |
We took water and gatorade.
Angela F
8 August 2017|
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Response from MSM0078 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were back in French Quarter around 12h30.
21 July 2017|
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Response from motravel51 | Reviewed this property |
Mornings have always worked best for me anytime I have gone on wildlife tours, but you probably need to check with the company. They are super polite and helpful, so give them a call or email