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Address: 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
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+1 504-834-1770
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly...

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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US$56.00*
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport
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US$29.00*
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New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
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US$92.00*
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

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Amazing swamp tour at night!

My mom was a bit apprehensive but I really wanted to do the evening swamp tour. We booked the tour with the transfer since we didn't have a vehicle and our driver was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mom was a bit apprehensive but I really wanted to do the evening swamp tour. We booked the tour with the transfer since we didn't have a vehicle and our driver was wonderful. The tour guide on the boat was great too, we had the best time. The boat was comfortable and the guide was very careful to make... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cost us $29.00 per person in advance. Really enjoyed the tour and the information they gave during the tour about swamp environment. Saw plenty of gators which was fun to watch them feed them. Even though a storm was coming in and it rained the last hour of our tour, the boat was covered and it was kind of neat... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard great things from other people regarding the company and the swamp tour. it did not disappoint.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad that we made a reservation online for a 9:30am swamp tour. There were people purchasing tickets at the office right before the tour started. On a popular day, the tours could be full. I would be disappointed to drive that far to find out no seats were available. Our captain was very knowledgeable. He made sure passengers on both... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken an air boat ride in Florida to see gators. Well, this was much better, by a long shot! We saw about 20 gators.........many small...........but then there was "Brutus". He was BIG and we fed him right off the boat! We were right there........face to mouth! An incredible experience. We also saw wild boars which was totally unexpected... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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Cpt. Teddy was very good. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. The swamp boat tour provides a scenic tour through the swamp. You are just about guaranteed to see plenty of alligators and other wild life. It's only about a two hour tour which is plenty. It was a nice break for us just passing through town.

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Thank CSILPD
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Jonah was super personable and very knowledgeable. We got to see soooo many gators, a few wild boars, and a beautiful landscape. The tour exceeded our expectations! Thank you Cajun Encounters!!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was great and Captain Dan was a fantastic guide. While it does feel like a bit of a factory when you check in, the 22-person boat feels quiet and intimate. We saw plenty of gators, some wild pigs and other wildlife. This is a great value wildlife cruise although it's almost like a cruise through a zoo given... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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Had a great time, saw a bunch of alligators and wild boar. Terrific weather was on our side, we had several alligator come up to our boat. Our captain fed them some hotdogs. He threw corn at the wild boar. The male was not two feet from our boat, he must be used to the "feedings". Really a good time.... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was born and raised in the area and was able to answer all questions (Captain Nathan). Learned a lot about the swamp and animals that inhabit it.

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