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Cajun Encounters

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New Orleans, LA 70116
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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New Orleans, LA 70116
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Wow! Great tour. City construction slowed them down, but still got full tour. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Saw all they promised.

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Wow! Thank you so much! I'm so glad that I didn't miss out on this tour for my first time visiting! I highly suggest you ask for Everette. Very funny and I learned a lot that I didn't even know about various things around the...More

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Butch was awesome - very informative, fun, and funny. Did the 2:30 pm tour. Stopped at the cemetery and a distillery, free samples. Would do again!

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The bus ride to the swamp was about 45 minutes. The bus was air conditioned but still a little warm. The driver was informative about the recovery work after Katrina. The tour boat was comfortable and not overly crowded. We saw plenty of alligators. We...More

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childfreesista
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Rentalphobe | Reviewed this property |
We were given a hotel location near to us and they just told us to go there and wait for the bus. When we got there the bus was already there. Then they picked up more people from several locations.
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Brie E
April 15, 2018|
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Response from GeeMichelle | Reviewed this property |
No..... On this boat we were shown plant life artifacts from the swamp area. I held a baby alligator on a Florida Everglades Airboat tour years ago. No animals jumped into the boat.
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karakara1
March 24, 2018|
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Response from mainelywendy | Reviewed this property |
We were morning so not really sure but the way the gators come out due to knowing they get treats, doubt it would matter. Have fun. We loved it.
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