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Address: 55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number: (504) 834-1770; (866) 92-TOURS (86877)
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Locally owned and operated tour company with 14+ years of experience...
Locally owned and operated tour company with 14+ years of experience. Instant online discounts! Offering great, personalized swamp tours, city tours, and plantation tours to both locals and visitors to New Orleans.
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$25*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
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$49*
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New Orleans City and Cemetery Sightseeing Tour
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$106*
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Private Tour: Honey Island Swamp by Boat

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Best animal activity in New Orleans

This is a must do. Well worth the entry fee to attend. Gary was a fantastic guide through the swamps and within the first 5 minutes we saw an alligator. Saw a lot more Alligators... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a horrible experience. I'm still shaken up. While on the swamp tour another boat pulled up and the driver had a snake. I'm terrified by snakes and have a severe phobia. He could see this and started teasing me. I gave him several strong verbal warnings so he would stop but he continued to torment me. I finally ran... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must do. Well worth the entry fee to attend. Gary was a fantastic guide through the swamps and within the first 5 minutes we saw an alligator. Saw a lot more Alligators on the tour, but also saw raccoons, and wild pigs. Great day. Appropriate for couples or families, and great because the boats have covers to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went with Captain Ian and had an absolute ball. He knew everything about the swamps and tree types and history of the area, not to mention the racoon and the wild pigs. He really made the tour. I had done an airboat swamp trip before and was afraid the ordinary boat might be boring but it was as good... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a maddening experience because every plant, every tree, every turtle, and every alligator were only shown to the left side of the boat! ! Captain Greg kept saying, "On the left side. .." It became almost comical. So, none of us on the other side snapped a single picture other than a lot of heads from the people... More 

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Hi sirrahxx, Thank you for touring with us. We appreciate your joining us for the excursion. We're a family owned and operated, local company, and providing the best tours around is our passion. You gave us the chance to share our culture with you and that means the world to us. We are very sorry hear that you were disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time this afternoon with Captain Greg ! He did a great job...The temperature was a little bit hot but we loved every minute of the tour....Thank you for everything !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised with this tour. The grounds, boats, gift shop and bathrooms were clean. The boat ride was for a good length of time. Captain Greg "made" the adventure. He interacted and educated us in a fun way! We couldn't of asked for a better captain and will definitely recommend this to others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Bus driver Derrick was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our captain was also very knowledgeable and professional. Overall, this is one of the highlights of our trip to New Orleans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Captain Greg was great! Saw gators, feral pigs, turtles, giant grasshoppers, bayou dwellers. What more could you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The swamptour was the best. Captain Bishop was excellent and funny. We saw a lot of gators and got some beautiful pictures 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a blast on the swamp tour and Captain Greg did such a great job. My kids loved it and want to go again!

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Additional Information about Cajun Encounters

Address: 55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number: (504) 834-1770; (866) 92-TOURS (86877)
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Slidell
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25

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