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Cajun Encounters

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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
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed yesterday

The driver to and from the plantation tours was good at driving and had interesting things to say along the way. We stopped at the Whitney Plantation and had an excellent tour with Cheryl. The Whitney focuses on the slaves and their experience and it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took an early morning Honey Island swamp tour with transport from our hotel. The mini bus that collected us was right on time and took us to a larger coach to get out to our tour, the coach driver was very friendly and provided...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Paid over 50 each for 3 hours riding the bus and a stop in a cemetery and a bathroom pit stop. I was expecting better than we had. The guide was just OK and I don’t see he loves what he does.. I do not...More

Thank booregi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we had a great experience with Cajun Encounters Tours. Emicka led our tour to the Whitney plantation as well as Oak Alley. The transportation used was a luxury van that was highly comfortable. Emicka was extremely knowledgeable and quite engaging. I’d highly recommend you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karenbtowns
Reviewed 5 days ago

The tour of the bayou was wonderful. The tour guide, Captain John, was excellent and gave a really good history of the area. I took the 9:30 AM tour, but if I had to do it over again I would take another one, mostly because...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We opted for the small boat swamp tour and were lucky enough to have it to ourselves. Our guide Everett made this an unforgettable experience. By encouraging us to ask questions, we learnt so much about the environment, the animals and the history of this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicky O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time with Cajun Encounters. Booking was done really easily through their website. We arrived and checked in. We got to walk around and take some photos before heading out to the boat. Our tour guy was really fun and made the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good experience. Not enough time in Oak Alley but it was fine. Thank you to Emicka, our great bus driver who explained us a lot of things about NOLA. She was funny and the trip was better with her :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elise B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since there are SO many tour options in NOLA, I was nervous I would book with a scam. So, this was booked this through my hotel concierge and I loved every minute of the tour! I've been to NOLA once before, but this tour taught...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelGirly2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kind of hokey, kind of exciting, worth doing one time as visit NOLA. Easy busing out to the site. Go in warm season as the gators slow down as the water cools. The critters are conditioned to expect the boats (and their baits) so they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 1, 2018|
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Response from mdavis1969 | Reviewed this property |
They give them protein pellets. Some of the tours feed them marshmallows. They only give them one so you can see the alligator. They literally jump out of the water for them. They are not trying to create pets. They swish... More
Cassidy C
August 30, 2018|
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Response from DavidJCarton | Reviewed this property |
Gators seem to prefer the juicier cuts of meat so the heavier the better....
August 28, 2018|
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Response from chickenboo2 | Reviewed this property |
Standard was fun and like others say there are no bad seats really. Not full of people so everyone has a good view. I got pretty close to stuff but I was in the 'danger seat' next to the captain.