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“Cajun Encounters- City Tour. It was good but should be cheaper”
Review of Cajun Encounters

Cajun Encounters
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$56.00*
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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: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Overall the tour was really good and informative and worth doing while you're in New Orleans to get your bearings.
However, it was not worth the money. The van we were in was a small and dark van and kind of restricted our view when the tour guide pointed out stuff. Especially if you were sitting on the left and you were instructed to look at something on the right. It wasn't ideal to take pictures. Also, the air con was freezing!
Seeing the Katrina aftermath was very interesting and we got to see a musician from the band Fat Dominoes (even though I didn't really know who he was). I also think we didn't get to see some of the parts of New Orleans because the Mardi Gras parades were on so we missed out :(
If the tour was like 10 dollars cheaper it would have been worth it but maybe it was more expensive seen as we went during Mardi Gras so it was high season. We actually booked a combo tour (City and Swamp) so we got a discount. However, I don't think the Swamp tour wasn't great value for money either. I'd recommend perhaps looking for cheaper tours because they probably all take a similar route.

Thank Azzie25
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the visit very much. Chuck was an amazing tour guide! We saw snakes, turtles, alligators, and beautiful trees and plants. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank TexSchan
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Our tour guide Chuck did an amazing job of showing us the sights. He was funny and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the tour, we saw alligators, snakes, wild boars and how the locals live in the swamp.

Thank TezShan
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Was not expecting to see the wildlife that we did at this time of year, we were pleasantly surprised! We were able to see alligators, boars, raccoons, fish, snakes, and many of them were up close enough to get quality pictures. Our boat captain, Greg was very nice and funny, I would recommend him if you have the opportunity. He had an answer for every question and knew the wildlife and swamp very well. We went on a boat with 20 other people and I found it to be very personal unlike some of the other reviews said, which was very nice. I highly recommend this tour as it is an awesome experience and less than $30 a person as well.

Thank Chase385
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but this tour was great! Only 45 min outside NOLA was less than $100 for whole fam(4 people) for 2 hours of swamp tour! Bishop was our tour guide- he was funny and full of of info about local wildlife, stories, and folklore!!!! Saw 7 alligators, wild pigs, nutria, snakes etc!!!! Def worth the trip!!!

Thank CHulgan
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