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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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$82.80*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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$56.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour With Transport
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$29.00*
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Honey Island Swamp Tour

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awesome people, awesome service, awesome tour!

This was a great tour. It was super convenient to have the option to drive ourselves since my sister-in-law lives in New Orleans and we wanted to visit Abita afterwards. Captain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dallas, Texas
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great tour. It was super convenient to have the option to drive ourselves since my sister-in-law lives in New Orleans and we wanted to visit Abita afterwards. Captain Mike was great! We got to see 2 little crocs, he gave great information and was super knowledgeable. I'm so glad I got to see the beauty of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and i took a swamp tour and had a great time. Our guide was funny and was very knowledgeable. We will definately go back again. Great experience!

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

Hello, Skyebarz!! Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your swamp tour experience. Come back to see us any time!! More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a super educational experience in many ways. The guide was exceptionally knowledgeable with a biology degree believe it or not. The uniqueness, the wildlife, the entire ecosystem we were in was amazing. I can't speak for other tours but this one was 110% awesome. See for yourself please try

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

Hello, Cascumpecage! Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! Come back and see us again at any time! More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Picked up at our hotel by Lorraine and even though she only took us back to the departure point, she was fabulous! Made a short bus ride picking up other guests wonderfully enjoyable. Also giving us names and people to see at the plantations we were going to visit even if another driver was taking us there. if you start... More 

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

So happy to hear that you enjoyed both plantation tours, as well as your drive with Lorraine! We do our best to make the whole trip worth your while. More 

Marysville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience touring the two plantations was great! So much history and culture. We learned and saw a lot on the tours. So glad we went to both. Really different from each other. They picked us up in buses right at our hotel. So convenient.

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

Hello, Ravensrest! We are pleased to hear that you had such a good time on your plantation tour. Thank you for your review and thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters as your touring experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on two tours, the Plantation tour and the swamp tour. Both were excellent, bus drivers were informative and friendly, and Captain Bishop on the swamp tour was funny and knowledgeable. A great experience!

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

Hello, Cathy J! Captain Bishop will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with him. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your plantation tour as well. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters as your touring experience. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun way to spend several hours on a boat searching for alligators and other wildlife. We were fortunate to have a lovely sunny day and we did see a few gators and some other animals, although not too many overall. But the scenery is pretty and was nice to get out of the city. If you get... More 

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

Hello, lolamini! As it being a swamp tour and not an alligator or wildlife tour, we are pleased to hear that you were still able to see some wildlife during this time of year as it is the time that the gators start to slow down. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time and thank you... More 

London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a long time looking at swamp tours, and finally decided that the small boat at Cajun Encounters offered the most in-depth tour short of kayaking (we were with my mother in her 80s). In November the water level was low: you could see the high water mark on the trees about 18 inches or two feet higher. So... More 

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

Hello, erichschlaikjer! We do apologize that the small boat was having some engine problems while you were on tour. These things do tend to happen from time to time but we are pleased to hear that Captain Ryan made it very enjoyable. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience. More 

Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Honey Island Swamp Tour was fun! Ryan was a fun captain! We went on a chilly day in November and still saw 3 alligators, raccoons, nutria, turtles, heron, and egrets. The Swamp itself is beautiful. It's only about a 45 minute drive from NOLA. Recommend!

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

Hello, Jen G! Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable tour and were still able to see alligators. Thank you for choosing Cajun Encounters for your touring experience. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun tour. We went mid November on the last tour of the afternoon. It was about 60 degrees so the alligators were not out. We did see egrets, herons, turtles, and raccoons and a wild pig that the guide got to come up close to the boat with marshmallows. It was great just tooling around in the... More 

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

Hello, David F! We are so happy to hear that your tour was so fun. Our captains try their hardest to find the gators that are out but sometimes they are hiding. It's great hearing that you were able to see other wildlife though. Please feel free to come see us again at any time. Thank you for choosing Cajun... More 

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