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Address: New Orleans, LA
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Serving the New Orleans area for 17 years, Cajun Encounters is a local...
Serving the New Orleans area for 17 years, Cajun Encounters is a local, family owned tour provider. #1 Swamp Tours, Top City/Cemetery Tours, and Plantation Tours that show why Nola is a city like no other.
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Wonderful tour, prompt pick up, gators, history, fun!

Booked a swamp tour for two online about a week before the desired date. The bus picked us up at our hotel during the time window and Stacy our tourguide drove us 45 minutes to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Booked a swamp tour for two online about a week before the desired date. The bus picked us up at our hotel during the time window and Stacy our tourguide drove us 45 minutes to the honey island swamp where we met up with others and were split into individual boats of about 20 people. She provided a lot of... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This trip is just good fun from start to end. We found the early morning trip to be just right. The gators are hungry and the snakes and raccoons seemed eager to put on a good show. If it is a bit chilly, make sure that you take warm clothing because once you are out in the swamps there is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had a really enjoyable tour on the swamp with Captain Henry. We saw many gators and Henry was very informative and funny. The river and swamp are beautiful and it was a nice getaway from the city on my third visit to New Orleans.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

After years of talking about doing a swamp tour we finally did it and we loved it. The check in was easy since we had prepaid our tickets. It did get crowded on the porch before the tour because bus loads were coming in. Captain Wade was great and was very informative of the swamp and pointed out things we... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I went on the morning tour and I couldn't have been happier. Troy, the tour guide, was so knowledgeable and very personable. I never knew that an alligator's favorite treat would be a marshmallow! I advise anybody looking for a swamp tour to check out, "Cajun Encounters!"

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

i am glad to hear that you felt your tour was "out of this world". i know capt. troy will be glad as well and will be sure to let him know. thanks again for taking the time to write your review. More 

Mississauga
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this tour of the swamp. Our captain Nathan was really entertaining and he found lots of gators for us to see. Our bus driver was really informative during the drive. My reason for the low rating is the pickup/drop off routine. We were picked up first, at 8am, and due to another bus breaking down we had... More 

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Haysville, Kansas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Jason was a fantastic tour guide! We enjoyed every minute of the bus ride and found out a lot about the Crescent City, its history and why it is what it is today. He clearly loves NOLA and shared that love with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I took a city tour. Our tour guide Bruce was extremely knowledgable and was very informative about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour to someone looking to get a full New Orleans city experience without all the walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the morning tour at 9:30. Lots of wildlife to see inclusief alligators. Captain Greg is a great tour guide! Thanks

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

thanks for sharing your comments on trip advisor. i will be sure to let capt. greg know of your experience along with our entire team here at cajun encounters. More 

Burbank, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I can not say enough good stuff about our experience with Cajun Encounters. It was incredible and something I will remember for the rest of my life. It is an efficiently run operation, and I was shocked by how breathtaking and scenic the swamp was. The word "swamp" didn't exactly conjure the prettiest picture in my mind before having actually... More 

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

as a manager here at cajun encounters, i love to hear guests tell us there tour is one they more remember for a life time. we have grown astronomically over the past 5 years and it is a testament to our staff and there continued hard work. we have a great team here and hope to continue exceeding our guests... More 

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