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Cajun Encounters Tour

4,220 reviews
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New Orleans, LA, USA
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About Cajun Encounters Tour
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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With alligators, hidden villages, and snakes, Louisiana’s swamps can be scary to explore on your own. On this tour, your guide will keep you safe—and fill you in on Cajun history—while you explore the swampy territories. Visit areas of Honey Island Swamp you can only reach by boat, and learn about the area’s wildlife from your guide. Plus, round-trip transport from New Orleans makes for a no-hassle adventure.
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$56.00 per adult
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Swamps can hold hidden dangers such as alligators, wild boars, and even snakes. This guided tour guarantees you safe travel through one of Louisiana’s last preserved wetlands, and takes you to a Cajun village accessible only by boat. Plus, you'll learn about the history and culture of Honey Island Swamp from your guide as you cruise through the bayou.
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$29.00 per adult
158 reviews
Witness the extravagant and spiritual sides of New Orleans this 3‐hour city and cemetery sightseeing bus and walking tour. See culturally infused architecture in the French Quarter, stunning mansions in the Garden District, and the famous Lake Pontchartrain Causeway en route to St Louis Cemetery No 3. There, meander through a maze of haunting mausoleums including that of Marie Laveau, the city’s most revered voodoo priestess.
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$52.00 per adult
111 reviews
Tour both Oak Alley and Laura Plantation in one convenient trip, with transportation between the two. Stroll the plantations’ grounds with a group of like-minded travelers to gain a better understanding for this era of American history. You’ll learn about a woman-owned plantation, see 300-year-old oak trees, and view slave quarters with your guide.
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$92.00 per adult
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Discover Louisiana’s most famous plantations, Oak Alley and Whitney, on this half-day tour. Start off at Oak Alley, with its beautiful 28-oak tree tunnel, and then head to Whitney, a memorial to southern slave labor. Learn about what life was like for slaves on these plantations as you visit the memorials, slave quarters, and the ‘Big House’ to really get an idea of what the Old South was like.
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$92.00 per adult
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did the city tour with butch today. He was the best. He was very accommodating and made a slight change in tour plans to accommodate us today. Would recommend if you can choose his as your guide to try!!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great tour, definitely something worth doing if you have a couple of days in the area. Our guide Wade was super sweet and knowledgeable about the wildlife in the area. We were blessed with many sightings, including gators, raccoons, spiders, wasps, a wild boar and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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I booked the Cajun Encounter Nighttime Swamp tour for 15 of us. Our captain was Capt. Nathan who was awesome!! So knowledgable and friendly and a great story teller. He kept us laughing the whole time!! We all live in Louisiana and have never done...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing. The tour guide was great and made the trip fun and informative. Saw wild animals and the views were awesome. Very fun and very memorable!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour bus driver, Dana and the boat captain, Stephan, were very well informed and made the trip really interesting and fun! They had some good jokes too. It was a real adventure and there were many alligators, birds and raccoons. There was also a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was fun, (better than noisy air boat in everglades tour.) Flat bottom boats with seating that gave every person a great view. Lots of wildlife and lush vegetation. Knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour takes you across the Bayoux. We chose the night tour that starts when daylight fades and then night comes. We saw alligators in the wild, wild boars, and the ecosystem of the swamp. We saw the Cajun’s homes along the rivers, some even...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FrancoisToronto
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It gave you such a great contrast between the focus of the information on each plantation tour. I highly recommend Whitney but it was interesting to see the difference between the tours with Oak Alley

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank amyo863
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids loved the swamp tour! Highlight of our trip! Very memorable! Tour was very organized and entertaining for the whole family!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must do - we did the morning tour and it was well worth it. Our guide was not only informational but also funny. We got to see racoons and plenty of alligators. We saw small ones and he made sure we saw some bigger...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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I like taking photos so first boat out.
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About 50 minute bus ride that they provide. I’m not sure about Uber or Lyft.
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I would call them and ask, but in my opinion I wouldn’t hesitate taking a Baby.
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