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Cajun Encounters

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“wild pigs”(307 reviews)
“swamp tour”(990 reviews)
“captain greg”(133 reviews)
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 via mobile

We’re so glad we booked this tour! Two hours of learning about the native animals and habitat. We saw birds, snakes, alligators, wild pigs, and raccoons! We also saw several floating houses on the water in the swamp. Lastly, we saw a group of hunters...More

Thank Queen G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time! Alligators and pigs weren’t active due to the time of year and climate but the experience was amazing! Had a great guide Judah who was hilarious and knowledgeable. Would do it again!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

took the tour this morning including a cemetary tour and a stop for some cafe aulait and great beignets! Butch knew his city and shared some great history like the founders of homes and old plantations in the area as well as modern entertainment, like...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank diane C
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour is awesome. The guides were wonderful and we got to see lots of alligators and wild pigs. We drove ourselves and there were plenty of spots for us to join the tour. I think we waited all of 10 minutes for the next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had captain Jacob as our tour guide and had a great time! We saw several alligators, snakes and other animals. Jacob went out of his way to make sure we saw them. He shared a lot of information with us about living in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We recently went on the VIP tour of the swamp. Definitely a must do if you’ve never been there. Gives you a close up personal tour of the swamp, all it’s unique vegetation and of course the animals who live there. Our boat captain was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took this tour in February on a very cold & wet day. They do not issue refunds (only if they cancel tour), so if you are from out of town and schedule this on your last day, be prepared to go in ANY weather or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maybe my expectations were too high, but I thought there would be more to this tour. You end up hearing about six stories over the course of two hours, and though some of the information was well thought out, I could hear other tours that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was originally planning to visit the Whitney plantation but switched to this package instead. The pickup from my hotel was on time and around 30 mins later we were on our way after picking up the other guests. Emicka was our informative tour operator...More

Thank rohaniyer89
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Captain Jacob was fabulous. He was so knowledgeable and I learned quite a bit. I highly recommend this river adventure.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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August 30, 2018|
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Response from jamesgL23JP | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see anything - the boats are pretty big and carry lots of people. There were children and adults of all shapes and sizes when we went and no one was particularly singled out
August 28, 2018|
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Response from chickenboo2 | Reviewed this property |
Standard was fun and like others say there are no bad seats really. Not full of people so everyone has a good view. I got pretty close to stuff but I was in the 'danger seat' next to the captain.