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“Swamp at night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cajun Encounters

Cajun Encounters
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. 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. 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. If you want to experience New Orleans, Cajun Encounters Tour Company is dedicated to showing you the best the city has to offer.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
La Canada, CA
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Swamp at night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

The swamp at night was very, very cool! Not temperature wise. That was very, very hot!
Not so cool were the bugs. Lots of them. But this is a swamp, so its to be expected.
The staff and tour guides were great. Saw some gators and wild pigs. If I'm ever in the area again, I will definitely be doing it again.

Visited September 2013
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“Frozen Swamp Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Despite some cold weather and wisely hidden swamp creatures, our family had a terrific time with Capt Greg and the Cajun Encounter team. Our driver Derek was informative about the Katrina disaster and resilience of the New Orleans/ Slidell communities. Great trip and value

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“Fun and Helpful Staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Our class of special ed children took this tour. It was amazing for our guys!!!! The staff was so helpful getting our wheel-chair student on the boat and into her car seat. They made it happen for this young lady who had never had an adventure like this before. The captain was very knowledgable and the kids were so grateful for their experiences.

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this tour. Captain Greg was a terrific guide. He paid close attention to what the passengers were seeing and made sure we all got a chance to see as much as possible. We chose a great day and saw 7 gators and a whole host of other animals. This was unanimously one of our families favorite activities.

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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“So fascinating but don't expect gators every time.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a wonderful tour with our guide Nathan. He grew up on this swamped and knew every little thing about it. We enjoyed it the fact that it did not feel like a scripted Hollywood tour but was very authentic. Our tour was in November when the weather was a bit colder. Therefore we only saw one baby alligator ... and that was apparently unusual. It did not spoil our trip though. Our tour guide fed marshmallows to wild pigs and raccoons. Plus we saw blue heron, jumping fish, turtles and more. But honestly, the real highlight was the beautiful swamp and learning all about its role in our world. Highly recommend!

Visited November 2013
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