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Cajun Encounters

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“wild pigs”(292 reviews)
“swamp tour”(942 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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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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 ended our trip to NOLA with the morning swap tour. Excellent, the transport arrived to take us the 40mins to the boats. En route the driver Scott gave us some information about the area, including the damage done by Katrina, really fascinating. We arrived...More

Thank Martyn P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best tour we did while in New Orleans. The whole think from start to finish is professionally organised and great fun. The gators are amazing and the raccoons cute. Bring your camera you will need it

Thank Olivia D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was really excited for our swamp tour and it was more than expected. Captain Gary was amazing, very funny and entertaining. We saw plenty of alligators a village of racoons and the pigs even came running when Captain Gary called them. He got us...More

Thank Coastal584568
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very entertaining and informative trip round the bayou. In reasonable comfort given the temperature and humidity. Interesting, educational, fun and good for photography. Summed up by the quote from one of the passengers “I can’t believe I’m taking photos of raccoons!” As they splashed...More

Thank Gmdduchesne
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked a swamp tour with them via Viator, a day before the tour got an email that the tour was cancelled. Called them to rebook for next day. The next day same story, the tour got cancelled again. I'm waiting now for the full refund...More

Thank Guide812512
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The night time swamp tour with Captain Greg was fantastic! Go if you catch it in season. The swamp is beautiful at night. We saw alligators, raccoons and boars on our tour. Bring bug spray.

Thank fourroccos
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you'd like Cajun Encounters to cancel your tour (but not tell you) then definitely go with them. You can waste two hours prior not seeing other things because you don't want to miss this tour. Then you can sit waiting for twenty minutes for...More

1  Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were planning our trip to NOLA well in advance and book "Night Swamp Tour" with a Hotel Pickup from CAJUN ENCOUNTERS via Pelican New Orleans. On the day of our trip, we got a telephone call that our transportation was cancelled, but we still...More

1  Thank Mihails83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 hour, air conditioned bus tour of N.O...included was a cemetery visit & a quick stop for free Beignets +(restroom break). The Garden Distict, Warehouse Distict, Jackson Square & some French Qtr sections are visited. Our driver Butch was very knowledgeable of the history &...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Laura and Oak Valley. Both fabulous. Both talked of slave history. Loved them both. Rose at Laura was outstanding . Consider staying overnight in the b&b at Oak Valley, experiencing those beautiful well lit gardens at night would be an experience in itself

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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 Darlene C | Reviewed this property |
Standard plus we saved by driving ourselves to their location, which was very simple.
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.