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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 Way To Experience The Swamp

My wife and I did this tour a few years back and loved it, especially for never having been in the south before. We happened to be passing back through with our kids and made it a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did this tour a few years back and loved it, especially for never having been in the south before. We happened to be passing back through with our kids and made it a must see for them. We were fortunate that the gators were just coming out of hibernation and the swamp was starting to green... More 

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On-time transportation to/from the French Quarter. Customer service was great from everyone I encountered. "Captain Judo" was so adorable and entertaining! Saw a few gators, pigs, even some piglets. (awwww!) Great activity for a warm day, boats are covered and the breeze while cruising is a welcome relief. Thanks for a great adventure!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my friend booked these 2 tours for us on a Sunday for 4 of us. very good experience! small boat tour in Slidell (morning): got picked up at our hotel (3 blocks from French Quarter) around 8am. van had difficultly manuvering but not their fault, there was the half-marathon happening that day too! we met with a big van a... More 

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Corydon, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our boat tour. On a whim, we decided to drive out there without a reservation. They were able to fit us in, but I would recommend a reservation in the future. They had about five or six boats launching for the last tour of the day. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and fed two alligators in front of... More 

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San Bernardino, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We had a blast. Jacob was amazing. We saw two alligators, three, two pigs and countless number of birds and other wildlife. Jacob made the experience so engaging and educational that my entire family had a fantastic time. I would strongly recommend anybody visiting to take this tour.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The thing with nature tours is that they're unpredictable. It's early in the season and we weren't expecting too many animals, but we were in luck, racoons, alligators, boar family and cardinal all made an appearance. Going through the swamp itself and the indian village would have been beautiful enough, but of course the wildlife made it extra special. The... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Best swamp tour ever! Captain Ryan was great! Best captain at Cajun Encounters! We got to see alot of gators and he made it such a fun experience. Highly reccomend to anyone who visits or passes through!

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was able to squeeze in a tour one morning last week and enjoyed it so much that I decided to rearrange my schedule so I could experience an evening tour the next day. Capt Bishop was our tour guide on the morning tour and Capt Ryan on the evening tour. They were both very knowledgeable and also very humorous... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I grew up in the swamps of North Florida, but this is a different kind of "low country." The Pearl River was running high and fast at the time of our tour. It surprised me how little margin for error there was for the "camps" floating on the riverside. Despite the current, Jules, our captain, was able to get us... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

First off ,if your looking for gators, remember they do go into hibernation and you might not see any.. it has to be 70degrees and hotter when they come out from the winter months. This is a good boat tour, saw wild pigs,snakes , birds, turtles and some beautiful scenery. The gators were just coming out of hibernation so not... More 

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