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Cajun Encounters

New Orleans, LA
504-834 1770
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Ranked #39 of 183 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Serving the New Orleans area for 15 years, Cajun Encounters is a local, family owned tour provider. #1 Swamp Tours, Top City/Cemetery Tours, and... more » Owner description: Serving the New Orleans area for 15 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. « less
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

If you want an easy and safe sense of the Bayou, take the Cajun encounter tour. These guys rock, the boats are comfortable and very safe. Our guide Jacob was knowledgeable and attentive. He pointed out all the critters around including gators, herons and turtles, not to mention the plants around. Excellent way to learn about the area in a... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience with Cajun Encounters City Tour in New Orleans. Not sure how to describe it but our tour guide James was simply above all expectations; one of the best tour guides I've ever heard. Three hours past quickly as he is not only knew subject really well but was able to present it in a perfect format with much... More

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Canberra, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We chose this city tour because it was longer than others. Our bus driver Robere was friendly & informative. The tour took us to many places we would not have gone on foot. Recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I had no idea what to expect, except maybe seeing a couple alligators. that and more, turtles, pigs, and birds. our guide Greg was very knowledgeable and humorous. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to visit the true bayou. thanks again!

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

the true bayou it is. south Louisiana is like no other place in the world. we are glad capt. greg showed you and all the other guest a wonderful time on the honey island swamp More

Penha, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I was first thinking to go for a airboat tour, but the man from one of the tourism offices told me that the traditional swamp tour was more interesting and far more "eco-friendly". He was right. For sure airboat can be an "adventure" but I wouldn't see such wonderful nature as I did. Even with a cellphone camera, and being... More

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

thanks for the kind words. there is definitely a big difference between an air boat tour and a conventional boat tour. air boats can be a lot of fun but very difficult to go deep into the swamp. glad you chose Cajun encounters More

Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. Unfortunately, going later in the year did prevent us from seeing any of the really large gators but thanks to a great boat Captain, we did have some great encounters with gators, feral hogs, and raccoons. Mad props to Capt. Nathan! Having grown up there, his history of the area was incredible... More

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

we love to hear our guests talking about what a great time they had the swamp. capt. Nathan is a unique guy with an abundance of knowledge of the swamp. thanks for choosing Cajun encounters for your swamp tour needs. More

New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Awesome to see the wildlife in the swamp. Most amazing are the alligators in the water. Captain Bishop was a great guide.

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

thanks for the kind words. yes captain bishop is a great swamp tour captain and alligators next to the boat is amazing More

Shamong, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was a fun tour, knowledgable guide. Lots of small alligators no large ones at all. Raccoons, hogs, birds. I wonder how good all the marshmallows are for the animals but it's nice how they all come running for them. Interesting seeing the homes on the bayou.I wish there would have been music.

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

we are glad you enjoyed your swamp tour and saw an abundance of animals. if you would have been on tour during a New Orleans Saints or LSU Tigers game you would of heard a lot of music. More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We picked this tour as advised by the hotel we were staying at. There were other options but we chose Cajun and was very impressed with their great service. We did the Swamp Tour, my partner and I are big fan of the TV program Swamp People. We saw alligators, the everglades were beautiful the guy who was our tour... More

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CajunEncounters, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

thank you for choosing Cajun encounters for your swamp and plantation needs. we work hard everyday to provide our guests with great customer service. glad to hear its paying off. More

Surprise, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We specifically picked this tour based on the concierges advice...yeah first mistake. Took the City Tour instead of the hop on/off bus because we were told those buses were too big to go through French Quarter or the Garden District. Well, $50 apiece -$20 more than our original plan - and our van couldn't go through French Quarter because it... More

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