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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

We did this first and it was helpful to see all the areas and what they had to offer. It served as a guide as to how we would spend our time in New Orleans. The time flew by. The Cemetary Tour was fascinating all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank labramom
Reviewed 2 days ago

For us strangers in a strange land this was a very interesting trip. Saw all the animals but of course they are all conditioned by feeding to be waiting for the boats to arrive. Don't let that stop you if you have never done this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z7011UDmichaelp
Reviewed 5 days ago

Picked up from a location close to our hotel, pleasant ride out of the city. The bus driver had stories about new orleans history. We arrived at the "dock" was able to get something to eat and then we were off on the river and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Reen124
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed both. The guided tour at Laura was fantastic! Logan, our personalized tour guide, made it come to life!

Thank 800karlah
Reviewed 5 days ago

. Pick up was smooth but the bus was full and really warm but unfortunately the driver couldn't turn the heating down? We had a 2 boat trip with Emmitt as our Captain, on a sunny but cool day, unfortunately we didn't see any Alligators...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank claire s
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on a city tour until the rain subsided. It was the best idea ever:) Karen was fantastic! Her energy was unbelievable.. and knowledge of the city made our visit even better. Highly recommend it!

Thank Jcalloway1202
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Darius was our tour guide and he was excellent. The tour covered the main areas of New Orleans. Darius really knows his history and was entertaining as well. 5 stars for him from my wife and me.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nielseng
Reviewed 6 days ago

Derek really told us everything about New Orleans. It was a wonderful tour. I had felt I lived here all my life.

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

As this was our very first visit to New Orleans, we took the city bus tour to familiarize ourselves with this lovely and interesting city. Our guide, Derek, was awesome as he narrated knowledgeably for over 2 hours! Thus we learned about the history, culture,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice slow tour. The driver was kind to our children and holding the alligator was interesting. The boat was packed and there wasn’t a lot of interaction with the guide. He pointed out the animals but seemed to just tell facts and...More

Date of experience: December 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 885darlenec | Reviewed this property |
Standard plus we saved by driving ourselves to their location, which was very simple.