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Review of Cajun Encounters

Cajun Encounters
Ranked #59 of 235 Tours in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend! Went to NOLA for 4 days with 5 people and the Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour was by far one of the highlights of our stay. Booking was incredibly easy, the facilities were excellent and the tour itself was so much fun! We took the early tour and drove out ourselves. We were able to check-in first and got on the first boat out. Captain Bishop was great! He was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about his job. His humor and ability to keep us entertained was awesome! We saw a whole bunch of gators!!! Got to see One-Eyed Jack, and Little Billy, and one of the jumbo gators, ScarFace! It was incredibly fun!

Recommend taking an early tour to beat the heat, don't forget sunblock and bug spray as there wasn't any at the shop. The souvenir shop was very affordable and all the staff were great. We'd go back again!

Thank Jenn R
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Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This tour was by far the biggest highlight of our trip. From the second we arrived we were loving it, a big thanks for it definitely goes to our guide captain Bishop that was entertaining and knowledgeable.

We saw 30 alligators, racoon, spiders and turtles and learned a lot during the 2 hour trip. If you are anywhere near you need to visit - am shocked this is not number one on tripadvisor, it should be.

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ryan was a very nice guide for a perfect trip. He pointed out all the interseting spots on the river and kept a funny and smooth atmosphere on the boat. We highly recommend this Tour.

Thank gerhard28
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

one day we did a city tour/cemetery then we did a plantation tour to end that day on the river boat the food was just ok on the boat the over all it was great then the next day we did a night swamp tour this is a must do it was great

Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The bus ride out to the swamp from the French quarter was long but the driver gave us a nice history/geography lesson as we passed many interesting spots.
The swamp tour was awesome! My husband and I loved it. Right off the bat we saw the largest gator in the area referred to as Brutus. He was so cooperative(which we were told isn't always the case). He was huge! We saw so many gators on our tour from huge and scary to tiny and funny. Also lots if birds and feral pigs. Our guide was hilarious. I wish I could remember his name. He was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. We will def tell anyone we know that's planning a Nola trip to do this tour!

Thank Christina R
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