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Cajun Encounters

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“wild pigs”(294 reviews)
“swamp tour”(945 reviews)
“captain greg”(132 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

This was a great way to see the city. Our guide Rene was fantastic, funny and very informative. The shuttle bus was very clean and Rene made sure we were comfortable with the temperature inside the bus. Enjoyed the cemetery and the stop at the...More

Thank Alicia Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Convenient hotel pick for 40 minute drive to swamp for 2 hour awesome tour. Numerous alligators approached our boat and jumped high out of the water to grab hot dog off of tour guide's stick. This was an incredible, highly organized, and high quality experience...More

Thank ejhiii
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the pick up from the drop off and everything in between, everything went very smoothly. Captain Gary was very knowledgeable and funny throughout the swamp tour. He had stories and jokes along the way. It was fun seeing the animals and he had a...More

Thank momj3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed Swamp tour with Captain Emmett. Saw only a few gators, however it was quite a cold early winter day, and they were probably hiding to stay warm. Still the trip was wonderful---lots of birds, raccoons, feral pigs, and - eewwww- snakes. He made...More

Thank lovethemouse-7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed my Swamp Bayou trip with Cajun Encounters. Poor mini bus driver got caught up with French Quarter traffic trying to pick up everyone at all the different hotel. Seemed like a big cluster. The French Quarter isn’t that big, so maybe there could be...More

Thank 539kimf
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had captain John as our guide, and he was full of great information and knew lots about not only the “critters”, but the vegetation as well (which I peppered him with questions about!)! Since John’s childhood playground was essentially he swamp - he has...More

Thank TravellingtoParis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a rainy November Day, our last day in NOLA and we definitely saved the best for last. Captain John was fun, full of interesting facts and quick with the jokes. He turned our rainy blah day into one to remember. Well done!

Thank Elisha475
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great adventure and unlike anything I and my wife did on our week long trip to New Orleans. We took the long way over the causeway as my wife had never drove over it as it was her first trip to New...More

Thank Damon T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on the two hour trip with transportation to/from our hotel, which takes a good half a day when the pick up time is 10:15 and between traveling to the boats in Slidell and wait times you don’t arrive back at your hotel until...More

Thank vannewl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! Derek our tour guide was amazing!!! Very informative- I was taking notes on my phone and I don’t normally do that- I have such a better understanding of New Orleans and wish I had done this tour when I first got into NOLA!...More

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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
Cassidy C
August 30, 2018|
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Response from DavidJCarton | Reviewed this property |
Gators seem to prefer the juicier cuts of meat so the heavier the better....
August 28, 2018|
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Response from 885darlenec | Reviewed this property |
Standard plus we saved by driving ourselves to their location, which was very simple.