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Address: New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: +1 504-834-1770
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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$29.00*
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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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Honeymoon swamp tour

A fantastic tour with captain Jacob. We spent nearly 3 hours on the swamp tour and every minute was fun, captain Jacob was great tons of information about the local area, the... read more

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mbalba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A fantastic tour with captain Jacob. We spent nearly 3 hours on the swamp tour and every minute was fun, captain Jacob was great tons of information about the local area, the wildlife and the plant life. Lots of chances to see the alligators, and even a couple of wild pigs. Really would recommend this tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time on our tour! Our guide was great and a true professional when our bus broke down. Having that happen was definitely a detour but he still made the tour great and picked right up when the new bus arrived. Having in break down in a 9th ward residential area and wait 30 minutes wasn't good... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well organized trip to see the swamp and alligators, spiders and a few birds and get some information in regard to the effects of Katrina along the way. Pick up and return was at our hotel which made it really easy. The boat captain kept up a running commentary joking around and feeding marshmallows to the gators to make... More 

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you, Bgcglaze for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour from pickup to drop off! The Louisiana heat gets the best of all of us sometimes! Our tours are available year round, we would love for you to come back and enjoy the tour again when it's cooler! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing swamp tour with Caption Al - fun and informative. A must do if in NOLA! Got to see Brutis!

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Kristeebella R, Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and that Captain Al did a fantastic job! We will be sure to let him know. We are glad you were able to see our oldest gator, Brutus, as well! Fell free to come see us again! More 

Newburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

took the swamp tour as a recommendation from the hotel we were staying at. I am so glad they recommended it. Our tour guide was Greg and he did a awesome job. Would highly suggest him as a guide. Saw lots of alligators, wild pigs raccoons and birds. He explained a lot about the swamp and answered all of questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this so much more than I anticipated! I found myself enchanted with the swamp and loving these adorable alligators. I learned a ton about swamps and the animals that call it home. Our Captain...Captain Greg...was wonderful and made it a great experience. I HIGHLY recommend this adventure. The only thing I didn't like was they they feed the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

City tour was very informative and came recommended to us from Ted at a tourist shop. He specifically recommended it because with other companies you "have to get out and walk to see things"...I would say if you are capable of the walking and/or want to get any photos, choose a different tour. Karen, our driver, was very informative. The... More 

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

Casey, thank you for the feedback. We do our best to provide the best bus tour possible, with seamless windows and powerful air conditioning, which is an experience that many prefer. Sounds like you should give one of the walking tours a try! Thank you very much for taking two tours with Cajun Encounters, it was our pleasure to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the plantation tour which we loved. We especially enjoyed the Laura Plantation. The trip was well executed and we were really satisfied.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My first night in La I booked a trip here, everyone was friendly and welcoming, I did the night tour, one word to sum it up is FUN, from the very start to finish non stop FUN running through the bayu at night was a memory I won't forget we saw a aligator right away and finished with a wild... More 

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

Brian, thanks so much for taking the swamp tour! Glad you enjoyed seeing the bayou at night - nothing else compares! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John was the name of our bus driver. He was super funny and made the tour very exciting. We made two stops, one at the cemetery and the other was at City Park.

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