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Cajun Encounters

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“wild pigs”(292 reviews)
“swamp tour”(942 reviews)
“captain greg”(132 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 2 days ago via mobile

If you’ve never been in the bayou this is a great outfit to see the local wildlife. They have a great outfit well organized nice boats great people. I can recommend them with out any hesitation. It’s great for the whole family.

Thank Santimd
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great 1/2 day, the transport pick up was good, and gave an view of many parts of the french quarter, the bus ride to the swamp was informative with the drive sharing lots of local knowledge. The tour its self was amazing, great...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time with our friends on this swamp tour and saw about 20 alligators! Our guide was very knowledgeable about everything we saw and everywhere he took us. He was very comfortable with all of the gators and we felt very safe...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Informative tour of this historic city. We stopped at St. Louis Cemetery #3. It was interesting to see this “City of the Dead”. Then, we took a short comfort break at a distillery. Sadly, when we re-boarded the bus, there was a very pronounced odor...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a blast going through the swamp with Captain Ron. This is easily the best part of Louisiana but the knowledge and heartfelt love of the captain makes a very big difference. My hats off to this tour company and did I mention Captain Ron?...More

Thank JohnnyGambler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tip: Not even there yet and FURIOUS the tour administrator did NOT tell me we would a) ride the frigging bus for 90 minutes TO the Swamp and b) ride the bus 90 minutes BACK from the swamp. Omg! Are u kidding me. NEVER AGAIN....More

Thank Sherri M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome adventure with Captain Emmett on our tour yesterday Oct. 11, 2018. Beautiful scenery and very entertaining tour guide. We saw several alligators and raccoons ( aka trash pandas)! Also gorgeous trees, birds, bridges and houses. Emmett was very informative obviously caring for...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Cajun Encounters. Every person we dealt with was friendly and the customer service was top notch. The swamp tour at 12:15 was perfect for a mid October day. Our Captain was knowledgeable about the area and shared information about...More

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great time. Danielle, our bus driver, was a hoot. Very helpful and hospitable with a great sense of humor. Our Boat Captain, Emmett, was a lot of fun, too. Very friendly, informative and engaging. We saw about a dozen gators, turtles, herons and...More

Thank Brennen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large group and really enjoyed our time with Captain Ron. He had a nice way of going through his prepared material, his jokes and answering the questions from the people in our boat. The boat had a canopy and a good sized...More

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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 Darlene C | Reviewed this property |
Standard plus we saved by driving ourselves to their location, which was very simple.
18 April 2018|
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Response from Rentalphobe | Reviewed this property |
We were given a hotel location near to us and they just told us to go there and wait for the bus. When we got there the bus was already there. Then they picked up more people from several locations.