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Address: 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly...

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 and boat captains in the city, and design our boats and buses to be comfortable and safe, providing an unparalleled experience of the city.

Swamp Tours: Take a guided tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. You'll glide through gator territory and hear all about the swamp and its natural inhabitants from our highly knowledgeable, certified captains. See gators and wildlife up close and personal as you explore narrow slews that only our boats are built to navigate.

Plantation Tours: Step back in time and explore two of New Orleans' most famous plantations: Oak Alley, an Antebellum Plantation, and Laura, A Creole Plantation. We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you down the historic Mississippi River Road in the comfort of our air conditioned, air ride buses.

City Tours: We'll take you to all the must-see landmarks on your list, including the French Quarter, Garden District, Marigny, and more. Our buses are designed for your supreme comfort with powerful air conditioning, air ride technology, and seamless windows for the best views.

If you want to experience New Orleans, Cajun Encounters Tour Company is dedicated to showing you the best the city has to offer.

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$29.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
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$56.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport
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$82.80*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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I was lucky to be able to tag along with a friend who traveled to New Orleans for a work conference. I really enjoyed my experiences with Cajun Encounters. What's best is that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky to be able to tag along with a friend who traveled to New Orleans for a work conference. I really enjoyed my experiences with Cajun Encounters. What's best is that they will pick you up from and drop you off at your hotel for extra. Glad I went on this tour, very memorable. (It was actually in... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your tour back in June, thanks for sharing! More 

Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a private tour through Cajun Encounters as a group of 12 girls traveling from Colorado for a bachelorette party. We worked with Erika, who had incredible communication and was extremely helpful answering questions and planning our swamp tour. We did a night tour and not only did we see tons of gators (big and small), but also got... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I take a ton of time to research and plan and I am so glad I landed here! Above and beyond expectations. Our caption was fabulous and funny. We had kids and grandparents with us and we all thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Lots of gators, turtles and even pigs! The guide had lots of great local knowledge. We can't wait... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

We're happy you found us! We were happy to have you and your family. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Oak Alley and Laura Plantations today. Laura was excellent and our guide, Camille, was fabulous. She was fun and informative and made the tour so good. It was really interesting to walk around the plantation and hear the stories of the families and the slaves. Oak Alley was just as interesting and our guide, Jackie, was very good.... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your Oak Alley tour length. We will take your comments into consideration, as we do want to ensure our guests get as much time as they need at both plantations. Glad you enjoyed your tours otherwise! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an opportunity to take a day off work and visited this tour. Found it by walking down in the French quarter and drove out. Definitely worth the drive out. Our tour guy (stout/older white male) was phenomenal.

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Glad you discovered us! Drop in any time, we have lots of different tours for you to try. More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

During every trip we take to Louisiana, we have been encouraged to try a swamp tour but have never taken the time to do so. Thanks to my daughter, we booked a tour this year and are so glad that we did. We had a great guide (Jacob) who shared interesting historical facts and put us in the perfect spots... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

So glad you finally made it out to the swamp! Thank you for sharing and making time for a Cajun Encounters tour on your trip. More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a fun day and I highly recommend it. We saw so many animals. Our guide was fantastic. Also most of their staff were very nice and accommodating.

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you saw plenty of animals on your tour! Thank you for the kind words. More 

Keystone Heights, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We took the night tour and it was amazing. We saw plenty of gators and watched them get fed, jumping close by the boat. We passed by a neat town that you have to get to by boat. Then we went further into the swamp looking for spiders and fireflies and other animals. Seeing everything in the swamp at night... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking our night tour! Seeing the gators at twilight is a whole different experience. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Our hotel concierge recommended this tour and I'm so glad she did. We didn't have to drive, Cajun Encounters picks you up. That cost is added to the price but it's worth it. Once we arrived and got on the boat, the fun began. Our captain, Ryan, was funny and knowledgable. It was evident he loved his job and he... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Angie, so glad you enjoyed your tour with Captain Ryan! Glad you got to see some gators up close and personal. More 

Bothell, Washington
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

It is a bit of a drive outside the city but if you ask me and my family totally worth it. One of our traveling companions almost didn't go because she didn't think it would be very fun. We all had a great time. Our tour guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and funny. We got to see an abundance of... More 

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Guest Relations D, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you for finding time during your trip to check out the swamp with Cajun Encounters. Glad to hear you got to see so much wildlife on your tour! More 

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