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Cajun Encounters

New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
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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. 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.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The company counted wrong and couldn't take us back to our hotel because they overbooked on the shuttle. The front desk person, Kayla, was not helpful at all and acted as if it was our fault for their error. If only she had explained it...More

Thank Rylan C
Reviewed yesterday

I was there on business and didn't have much time. The concierge on the hotel suggested a City Tour which was one of the best two hours I have spent. Butch, the tour guide, really knew his city and its history. He was engaging and...More

Thank Mkech
Reviewed 2 days ago

Experience was totally worth the 1 hour drive and ticket price. We saw several large and small gators as well as a family of wild hogs. Captain Dave was a great guide.

Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was awesome Captain Al was extremely knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with someone who loves this area and shares his wealth of information.

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience! We were able to see a few alligators,momma pig, baby pigs, and a raccoon!!!! We actually Went while it was raining. It was so much fun, we Loved every minute of our tour with Al! This tour is a must!!!

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the swamp tour on the small boat. The small boat costs more but well worth it. It's a much smaller group and the boat is well suited to maneuvering through the tighter places. Captain Judah was our our guide. He was great. He...More

Thank stanclements
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an incredible time. Our tour guide 'Captain Al' is a gator hunter who lives along the beautiful swamp and was extremely knowledgeable about all the creatures who make the swamp their home. We were lucky enough to see a 12 foot gator along...More

Thank Helga100
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an awesome time on the swamp tour! Captain Bishop was the best and we saw lots of alligators! Would definitely recommend everyone take this tour when they are in NOLA!

Thank ktj30
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic time! We saw no less than 10 gators on our tour! The kids got to feed them. We had Captain Bishop and not only was he a great guy he was also a marine biologist who had a vast knowledge of all the wildlife...More

Thank Diva B
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I visited New Orleans and thought it would be fun to do a swamp tour, so I scheduled the tour on line and we decided to stay in Slidell, LA to be close to Cajun Encounters. We arrived before noon since our...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
The website says that there is no transportation back to the French quarter from Slidell, even if you purchase the voucher with transportation to the swamp; how do people commonly get back to the French Quarter and how much does it cost?
6 June 2017|
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Response from LaLa W | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps you read it wrong? There is transportation back to wherever you were picked up from. Also the driver were great , because if you requested they dropped folks off at various locations along canal street so you could... More
Akash P
If we decide to take uber or drive our self, what address should we arrive too?
9 May 2017|
Response from Guest Relations D | Property representative |
55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461
Silly questions, but did your feet get wet in the boat.? Trying to decide what shoes to wear.. thx
29 April 2017|
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Response from Heather S | Reviewed this property |
So sorry-I just saw this. I worried about footwear as well, but no, our feet did not get wet :-)