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Address: New Orleans, LA 70116
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.

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.

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.

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*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour
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$56*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport
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$92*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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My husband and I decided to visit one of main stops.when you visit NOLA. We follow recomendations on trip advisor and we have a super experience. We took.the swap.tour with pick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit one of main stops.when you visit NOLA. We follow recomendations on trip advisor and we have a super experience. We took.the swap.tour with pick up included. They picked us up just between the time.frame they mention on Decatur St. We recommend sunscreen and bug repellent. The driver was explaining all the NOLA highlights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are on a road trip across the US - we have been here for nearly 4 weeks and this was probably one of the best afternoon we have had so far - it was a good combination of learning about the surroundings and the thrill both of seeing nature up close and of flying around the bayou on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been on a lot of vacations, and this by far was my favorite thing to do. I will take a gator tour every time i am near one. We seen gators, boar, turtles, and raccoon. The swamp lands are breath taking. And it is so relaxing to be on the boat with the wind in ur face. Amazing.

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

That's awesome that you were able to see not only gators, but the boars and all the other wildlife roaming around the swamp! We'd love to have you back any time! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a private swamp tour on a 22 person covered boat for the afternoon with transportation to and from New Orleans for a bachelor party. Overall, everyone had a really great time and the boat captain and bus driver were both really cool with a bunch of rowdy guys out to have a good time. We saw many gators... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, and for making Cajun Encounters part of your Bachelor weekend! Sorry to hear about the organizational issues in the office, and the cooler. We're going to look into this and see if there are any ways we can streamline, and make the process easier for large groups. Glad the tour itself was a blast! More 

New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the swamp tour on Sunday the morning. I picked this one because I liked what they said in their website about having locals guide etc. Also their timing was convenient to me as I was leaving in the afternoon so needed plenty of time to catch my flight. The pick up and drop of was perfect, the were... More 

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

Claudia, I'm very disappointed to hear about your experience - we pride ourselves in offering educational tours, and all of our guides have in-depth knowledge of the swamp and surrounding area. Please contact us directly so we can make this right for you: hal@cajunencounters.com. If you happen to remember your guide's name or can give us a description, that would... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is what my husband was not looking forward to and didn't disappoint. We saw probably 20 alligators and some wild pigs. Our captain Bishop was great!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed our day Swamp Tour with Cajun Encounters. While easy to drive there if you choose, the van pickup was smooth and easy. The tour itself was great. We saw many alligators, birds, turtles, raccoons, and fish. The Boat itself was not noisy, and our guide left the motor off and let it drift often. Our guide, a... More 

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

So glad you had a great time on your tour and got to see so many different animals! More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I would like to give the biggest thanks to Stacie, our wonderful bus driver. She literally saved our lives! Not only is she cheerful, friendly and positive, but she managed to stop the bus on a terrifying bridge incline. The 18-wheeler in the next lane could not stop (50 plus mph on a rain soaked bridge with poor visibility)... More 

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

What a scary drive! So happy everyone is okay and Stacie managed to save the day. Thank you for the review, and for spending part of your New Orleans trip with Cajun Encounters. More 

london
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the 8am tour for our last morning in New Orleans, received an email that morning as we woke up that it was cancelled due to driver issues. Can't believe they don't have a back up, believe it was cancelled due to lack of demand. We didn't use another company the day before as we were assured this was the... More 

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

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Please feel free to reach out to our Director of Operations directly so that we can make every effort to improve your impression of Cajun Encounters: hal@cajunencounters.com, 1-866-928-6877. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this trip. It was the highlight of our trip to New Orleans. the bus trip out with our driver Stacy was fascinating, she gave us a little background and history of the area. Our tour guide sunny, was a local and was charming, amusing and professional. The tour is actually quite funny when you consider how well trained... More 

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

Hannah, thank you for the review, and that's great that you enjoyed your time out on the swamp with us. We are always looking for better ways to cope with the heat during a Louisiana summer. We understand your feedback and will continue to work to reduce wait times, and make the downtime more comfortable. More 

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