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Cajun Encounters

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55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461-1527
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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55345 Highway 90, Slidell, LA 70461-1527
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What we enjoyed most was the smaller boat size with out a canopy, so bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Our captain Judah, was the best. We saw a very large alligator to begin with with a little hot dog a a long stick we...More

Thank Etraveler650
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Captain Jules as our guide and he was perfect! Saw lots of swampy things - gators, boars, ducks, raccoons, turtles, and snakes! It was fun and informative! (Sorry my pics are sideways!!)

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dana was our bus driver, Captain Tom was our boat captain. A fantastic tour. We saw boars, aligators, racoons, turtles and birds. Dana shared lots of pre and post-Katrina information with us. Captain Tom took us all over the swamp and bayou. It was incredible.

Thank Claire W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was great! We had Captain Ryan as our tour guide. He was great! He's very knowledgeable and friendly. He was alot of fun as kept us laughing the entire time. We saw alligators, turtles, wild hogs, birds, spiders, raccoons, and alot of beautiful...More

Thank Lisa K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a swamp tour and it was an amazing experience. Captain Emmett was very knowledgeable, quite the sense of humor and the price was very affordable. This is a cruise I would recommend to anyone wanting to do one. They has...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The swamp tour was great; we quite enjoyed Captain Emmett. To those complaining about lack of gators, you will not see hundreds; the cold freeze this winter means many are still coming out of hibernation. That said, Emmett knew the waters well and where to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Ron entertained us with history and his Jokes. Great captain! We saw 3 wild pigs, a few baby turtles, birds , 2 owls , a few raccoons and only 5 baby gators. Yes only 5 gators! There were more gator heads in the gift...More

Thank Nisha K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us recently took a swamp tour with Cajun Encounters. My expectations were pretty low because I couldn’t imagine any good reason to tour a swamp. I was wrong. We boarded an open-topped boat captained by Jacob, who was knowledgeable, entertaining, and engaging....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Captain Bishop’s tour. He was great! Very informative and entertaining. We saw lots of animals and swamp life. Entertaining for all ages.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our road trip between Dallas and DC we decided to include a swamp tour. It’s worth the efforts and Capt Emmet was exceptional. We recommend him

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lilo34227
May 24, 2018|
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Response from ocean_1mh | Reviewed this property |
We went on the morning tour, it is cooler and less chance of afternoon thundershowers.
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steffied18
March 13, 2018|
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Response from cerretv | Reviewed this property |
No that is not part of the tour.
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karentoward
June 21, 2017|
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Response from cindy l | Reviewed this property |
We did the early morning tour and we definitely got our money's worth. The weather was perfect, the breeze once on the water was terrific. If it's too hot, the animals won't be out. Don't think it would be an issue with... More
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