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Address: 941 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: (504) 834-1770
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Locally owned and operated tour company with 17 years of experience....

Locally owned and operated tour company with 17 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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$29*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
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$106*
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Private Tour: Honey Island Swamp by Boat
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$56*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport

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Concierge Services

Michael, the concierge at Hyatt Convention Center, is awesome!!!! He thoroughly explained our sightseeing options based on our length of stay and interest! Very sincere and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Annie B
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Michael, the concierge at Hyatt Convention Center, is awesome!!!! He thoroughly explained our sightseeing options based on our length of stay and interest! Very sincere and personable personality! Make sure to catch him when you are in town! His customer service makes it a pleasure to travel 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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Boston, Massachusetts
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186 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good trip on the Pearl River ... saw alligator, heron, raccoon, and of course ... wild hogs! Learned about Tupulo Honey. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. Two hours or so was just about right. Tips: First, if you can drive yourself out to the site, you will save about 1/2 the ticket price. Second, be sure to dress warmly ...... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took three different Swamp Tours in Louisiana and I would say that Cajun Encounters is "hands down" the best of three companies in the NOLA area. Visited Cajun Encounters, Cajun Pride and Jean Lafitte. The CE swamp (Honey Island Swamp) itself is dominated by many salt marsh grasses, plants, mangrove trees and other land protrusions that make up the marshland,... More 

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello 4u3kn0w, Wow! We are extremely flattered. We absolutely loved hearing that you had such a great time on your Swamp Tour with us. The Honey Island Swamp is definitely filled with many beautiful sights to see. We hope that you and your family enjoyed the rest of your trip to New Orleans and we hope that you come back... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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131 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain of our boat, Sonny, was a pleasure. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Even though ot was January and quite chilly, we saw turtles, wild boar and a couple of alligators. I think the snake was fake! But no matter, it was great fun. Very well organized. I highly recommend it.

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Thank RDD57
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello RDD57, We are so happy to hear that you had such a pleasurable time on your swamp tour with Captain Sonny. He always does such a fantastic job! We will definitely pass along your kind words. We definitely appreciate your kind review. Please come back and see us sometime! PS- The snake was real ;) More 

Greenville
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I taught in Slidell for years this was our favorite field trip by far! We would only use Cajun Encounters to take out of town family and friends on! We always had wonderful knowledgeable guides! They were loved by the kids and adults! We've been with other companies but they are our FAVORITE and who we use!

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Thank Jessi_crip
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Jessi_Crip! Thank you so much for choosing us for your field trip! We are extremely excited to hear that you and your group had such an amazing time. We truly hope that you all come back and visit us again, soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a Christmas present for my family and even though there was not as much activity in the swamp at that time of the year - December 24th- we did see two alligators, wild pigs and other animals and birds. The knowledge of Captain Troy, his good humor impressed us very much and no one noticed that the weather... More 

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Austrianmommy! Thank you so much for taking the time out to review us. I must have been quite chilly on the water, but we are very happy to hear that you still had a great time! We will pass along your kind words to Captain Troy. I'm sure it will make his day. More 

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Swamp Tour with Capt Greg was great. Greg had a good sense of humor and was entertaining throughout. The gators are in brummation so no views this time but we had fun with the Ferrell pigs and saw snakes, blue Herron, Bard owls etc - good fun.

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Thank seakarl1
Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello Seakari1, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Swamp Tour with us. The alligators do prefer the warmer weather, but the Honey Island Swamp definitely has so much more to offer. The pigs are my personal favorite! Captain Greg will be happy to hear that you enjoyed his tour. We will pass along your kind words. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I made reservation for seven to take the Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour a couple months in advance. This isn't really necessary. We had one cancellation, but I was able to get a refund through Cajun Encounters, although it took several attempts. The six hour tour was well organized and our shuttle driver was informative as we traveled about... More 

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GuestRelations M, Guest Relations Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hi jenipf, Thank you for touring with us! We appreciate your visit and loved reading about your experience. Our team works hard to provide the most fun, memorable, worthwhile excursions around, so it means a lot to hear that you enjoyed your time. Our goal is to provide much more than a "5 star experience," so falling short of that... More 

Burnaby, Canada
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This tour is like a day trip so plan accordingly. A bus picks you up downtown and then it's a 45 minute ride to the swamp. There you get on boats that hold about 20 and head out searching for alligators. You get close enough to see them basking in the sun. It's really amazing to see how well they... More 

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello PatsyBerry, So happy to hear that you had such an amazing time on your Swamp Tour with us. It definitely sounds like you got the full experience. The Wild Boars are my personal favorites. The babies are the cutest! You do tour for approximately 2 hours, so bringing a snack is definitely a good idea! Again, we are glad... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We did all three tours out of New Orleans. Swamp - Fantastic experience with an excellent guide who knew all there was to know about the swamp. Got to see gators (even though it was the start of winter), wild pigs, bald eagle, blue crab etc. Highly recommend! City/Cemetery - Amazing to learn the history of New Orleans and the... More 

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