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Cajun Encounters

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“captain ryan”(36 reviews)
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A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly rated, comfortable, fun, and educational tours of the swamps, city, cemeteries, and plantations in and around New Orleans. We recruit and train the most knowledgeable tour guides...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461-1527
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here with my wife and three kids, all under 11. Everyone had a great time. A huge shoutout to Captain Ron, he was very knowledgeable and did a great job answering any questions that anyone had. Got to see our first alligator not...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So glad we booked this adventure. Loved seeing the wildlife and getting up close and personal with the alligators! Our tour guide was super knowledgeable about all the wildlife which made the tour even better. Book a tour and see for yourself!

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great tour, great guide. We saw a wonderful family of racoons as well as the aligators etc. My advice.... book it!

Thank Alians5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not ask for a better tour. The bus driver Scott was very passionate about how Katrina had effected Louisiana on the bus to the swamp his commentary was very insightful. Captain John was our boat captain and his knowledge and sense of humor whilst...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bus pick up was prompt the driver friendly and full of info as we made our way out to the swamp. The boat comfortable and Capt. John knowledgeable about waterway we toured. The AC worked great on the boat, well when we were going...More

Thank KevinK3615
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from Montana and am deeply skeptical of any wildlife tours or promises to see nature form a closely-planned vantage. This tour exceeded my expectations in terms of the wildlife. We saw gators, egrets, cranes, snapping turtles, gar, and a family of raccoons. I caught...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with captain Jacob. Friendly and very knowledgeable. Saw quite a few small gators, wild pigs, and dozens of raccoons feeding in the same spot.

Thank Fearless692067
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We recently returned from a trip to New Orleans that included a swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. Unless you have a rental car or your own transportation, I would recommend booking the tour + transportation option. We were on the 5:00 swamp tour and had...More

Thank Simone A
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We took an evening swap tour in the heat of the summer with pick-up in the French Quarter. On the ride out to Slidell, our professional driver explained some of the local history, pointed out landmarks, and told a few family-friendly jokes. Our boat ride...More

Thank ontheroad24601
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This is our third time visiting from the UK and cajun tours has become our little ritual. Each year we come back the business seems to be growing but the friendliness and experience grows with it. The pilots/captains are knowledgeable and always entertaining. Dont expect...More

Thank chris w
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August 14, 2018|
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Response from jdny33 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I didn't see a boat in their fleet without one
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Lisa K | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon, the last tour of the day. It was really nice and enjoyable. Hope you get Captain Ryan - he's the best!
March 13, 2018|
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Response from cerretv | Reviewed this property |
No that is not part of the tour.