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Cajun Encounters

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“wild pigs”(304 reviews)
“swamp tour”(986 reviews)
“captain greg”(133 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed yesterday

We were on a Plantation tour with Lamon as our driver. He was full of information and history about his beloved hometown. He also recommended restaurants, Acme and Oceana, which we found to be really good. We were impressed with the two plantations upkeep and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We were impressed with our driver, Allen, who was careful and informative about the places we passed on our way to the swamp. Our swamp tour escort was very interesting and knowledgeable about what and where the animals spend time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bljenn70
Reviewed yesterday

We had a very good experience in this tour with our Driver/Guide Darius who picked us up practically from our hotel's entrance. The vehicle was very comfortable but it was pouring outside with heavy cloud cover and the tinted glass of the bus hampered the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank santhosh k
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Derek was a great guide. He kept everyone engaged with his personal annecdotes and recommendations in addition to the facts and interesting stories of the area he provided.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisaonvacation88
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Jacob was very knowledgeable and made the tour both educational and fun. We saw all sorts of birds, playful raccoons, wild pigs and piglets and a snake. Too cold for the Gators to surface, but go at the right time of year and you'll...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brigetta86
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the city tour with Butch and we thoroughly enjoyed it. You can tell he loves what he does and his city. The tour was very informative and he was attentive to any and all questions. Butch offered great suggestions and recommendations for food...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fromsuntowind
Reviewed 4 days ago

Darius is a GREAT tour guide... we had the best experience! He is very accommodating, professional and knowledgeable! I love history... I learned so much from Darius! I highly recommend DARIUS and this tour! Definately a “TEN STAR” tour!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laineybarber
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very enjoyable two hour trip on the bayou. Beautiful scenery and colours in the cypress trees. One alligator, which we were fortunate to see at this time of year and the raccoons and wild boar which came to be fed but were fun nonetheless....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BassettHound33
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did this first and it was helpful to see all the areas and what they had to offer. It served as a guide as to how we would spend our time in New Orleans. The time flew by. The Cemetary Tour was fascinating all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank labramom
Reviewed 6 days ago

For us strangers in a strange land this was a very interesting trip. Saw all the animals but of course they are all conditioned by feeding to be waiting for the boats to arrive. Don't let that stop you if you have never done this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 November 2018|
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Response from mdavis1969 | Reviewed this property |
They give them protein pellets. Some of the tours feed them marshmallows. They only give them one so you can see the alligator. They literally jump out of the water for them. They are not trying to create pets. They swish... More
Cassidy C
30 August 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....
28 August 2018|
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Response from 885darlenec | Reviewed this property |
Standard plus we saved by driving ourselves to their location, which was very simple.