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“Lots of fun, but don't expect too much wildlife.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cajun Encounters

Cajun Encounters
55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461
(504) 834-1770; (866) 92-TOURS (86877)
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Slidell
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
North Bend, Washington
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“Lots of fun, but don't expect too much wildlife.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

For most people, the most exciting part of the swamp tours is getting to see alligators. We went on the tour in late November and saw one sunning on a log, and a couple of people saw another in the water. Maybe you would see more in the summer. If you like nature in general though, it's a great tour.

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austin, tx
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An unexpected treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

We learned a lot about the swamp as a eco-system, alligators, trees, and the folks who live on the water's edge. Our guide was knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we saw everything there. He seemed to know a lot of the folks who live on the bayour also.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great guides! Very informative.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

Our guide was capt Nolan. He did a great job of illustrating the tour with both stories and nature facts. Highly recommended, but come in the summer months if you want to see the big hungry alligators.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Total Rip Off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

We did the City and Cemetery tour and were completely disappointed. We signed up for the 11am tour and got picked up at the tourist center. For the next HOUR we drove around to various hotels picking other people up! We drove down the same street no less than 4 times. Why do they not just have one or two pick up spots and people have to be there to get picked up. We finally started the tour at 12:10 after we had gone to pretty much every hotel in the French quarter. The tour itself was nothing special or exciting and didn't really give any more information than you could get from walking around yourself and reading one of the thousand brochures about the city. Three people got off mid tour it was so bad. We spent $100 for two people and I felt totally ripped off, I wish I could get my money back. I got a better tour of the city spending $1.25 and riding the St. Charles street car. I hear the swamp tour is good, but after this awful city tour (and the ghost tour wasn't great either) I will never use this company again when I visit New Orleans.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Do not miss the opportunity!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

Captain Ted was so informative and passionate about his beloved honey island swamp. We learned so much about the amazing ecosystem and culture that we left the tour with a newfound love and appreciation for the swamp, its creatures and its people. What a beautiful, educational and FUN experience! We will be back!

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