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Address: New Orleans, LA 70116
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+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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$56.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport
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$92.00*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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$29.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour

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great tour but not in season for alligators

great tour, it is not season for alligators so we only see one. you see other animals and it is really interesting. our guide was Al, great guide not sure if it is worthy out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great tour, it is not season for alligators so we only see one. you see other animals and it is really interesting. our guide was Al, great guide not sure if it is worthy out of the season, but def an interesting experience

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Portage, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The first part of the tour was along wide waterways with high grasses at the side. At the end point to this part, we saw one small alligator. We probably spent about fifteen minutes there. Maybe at a different season there would be more alligators to see. Wandering through the moss laden trees was part of this tour. That was... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback; I'm sorry you feel you didn't get enough information about the ecology of the swamp, since that is a very important aspect of our tours. You're correct, in the summer months, there are many more (and bigger) alligators to see. We do our best to continue to provide a fun and engaging tour experience... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They really pack you tight in the boat, I do not like this, it is off season, and a bit cold, but they took up to places with aminals that were obviously trained, raccoons, pigs, it is very very very cheezy at best, no gators, tour guide very bad corny jokes, I would not recommend at all, this is not... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if in the winter it was interesting! Normally gators are not out in the cold but it is still an ingesting tour. You are on the water for 2 hours so it is well worth it. And plan accordingly... No bathroom breaks.

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Thank DvsDan
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello DvsDan!! Thank you for the review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. If you have any pictures you would like to share, feel free to post them on our Instagram or Facebook pages and feel free to come see us again at any time! Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters as your touring experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this tour with Captain Al! He is awesome and extremely knowledgeable. We took this tour in January when gators are not normally seen and he was able to find one. We also saw a fishing spider (eek!), wild hogs, raccoons and snakes. But the star of the tour is just traveling the bayou and all of its beauty and... More 

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

Hello Anna H! Thank you for the review. Captain Al will love to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him. It's awesome to hear that you saw so much... including an alligator!! Feel free to come see us again at any time and thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters as your touring experience. More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun tour. We got Captain Al who was very knowledgable and funny. His love and passion for his home town and the swamp is evident and he even showed us some of the town that lives along the swamp. In the swamp, we saw wild pigs, turtles, blue heron, snake, and and red shoulder hawk. We didn't... More 

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Thank j m
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello j m!! Thank you for the review. Captain Al will love to hear that you had such a good time on tour with him. It is unfortunate that you weren't able to see any alligators but luckily you did see a lot of other wildlife along your tour. We would love to see you again when it starts to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of Captain Al as our tour guide. What an excellent experience!! He was upfront about no alligators as they were likely brummating. However, he adapted the tour accordingly and we saw wild boar, great blue heron and an adorable raccoon family. Capt Al was incredibly knowledgeable of the area and we left the tour with an... More 

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Thank LisaGailJ
Kristeebella R, Front Office Manager at Cajun Encounters, responded to this review

Hello LisaGailJ! Thank you for your recommendation. It is greatly appreciated. Captain Al will love to hear that you enjoyed your time on tour with him. We love sharing the beauty of the swamps with our guests and we are happy to hear that you loved it just as much. Feel free to come see us again at any time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last weekend my boyfriend and I took the Laura and oak alley plantation tour. While these are pretty pricy they are well worth the price. Our driver was amazing (I forget her name! But we went on the tour Saturday Jan 7th at 12:15pm) she was very funny and knowledgeable and kept us laughing for the long car ride. We... More 

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

So glad to hear you and your boyfriend enjoyed your plantation tours! The tour guides are truly top notch. Enjoy the rest of your stay in New Orleans! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed in the professionalism of this company. We were on holidays from Australia and drove all the way out to Honey Island Swamp, from New Orleans, to see alligators after seeing their advertisements and reading some of the website. "Take a guided tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. You’ll glide through gator territory and hear all about the... More 

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

Hi Kyle - I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed. Due to the change in seasons, we can never truly guarantee that there will be alligators on every single tour. Regardless, we always do our best to provide a fun and engaging experience, whether by sharing information about the swamp and ecology, bringing guests up close to the wild... More 

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend getting the transportation with your tour ticket - our driver picked us up right at our hotel and dropped us right back at the end. Very convenient! If you search online for coupons, you can get $10 off of a tour with trans, which makes it well worth it - cheaper than uber! We only saw one... More 

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

Hello Noelle C!! Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased to hear that you had such a good time with us and that you were able to see so much on tour with us. We try our best to be as convenient as possible and ensure that our guests have the greatest time with us. Please feel free to... More 

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