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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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Honey Island Swamp Tour

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Great time no matter when you go!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank Kylie29
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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Thank Noelle C
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An awesome way to get to know the local sites and the history that goes with it! We were planning on doing a walking tour but we caught the coldest week in New Orleans and decided to do the bus tour instead. Best decision! Renee was a fantastic guide full of local information. We had a lovely stop at NO... More 

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

Hello Liz S!! It's fabulous to hear that you had a good time with us on tour and Rene will love to hear that you enjoyed his company. Thank you for the recommendation and such a positive review. We love the city of New Orleans and enjoy sharing it with our guests. Please feel free to come see us again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoy the tour, Capt. Al was an excellent tour guide. Highly recommend to everyone. Ladies from Virginia Beach.

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

Hello, Tammie M!! Captain Al will love to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him. Thank you so much for your recommendation and please feel free to come see us again the next time you are in the area! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would've been a good swamp tour had the weather been nicer. It was pouring rain and very cold, yet they didn't cancel the tour or give a refund.

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