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Cajun Encounters

#21 of 225 Tours in New Orleans Features Animals
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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Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
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My family and I had a tour with Cajun Encounters in June 2017. They were super friendly, and our tour guide was very knowledgeable (I believe his name was Jacob? Sorry if I'm totally wrong.) I have one daughter who is OBSESSED with everything alligators...More

Thank courtney w
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the morning city tour. We were picked up at our hotel (we were given the option of going back to the hotel at the end or being dropped off in the French quarter). Our guide was Karen. She was fun and had a...More

Thank Tracy V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Captain Teddy was amazing, so informative and chilled out. We were lucky to see a bit of everything. Would definitely recommend going in the morning!

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I took the City Bus Tour with Cemetery and Distillery stops this afternoon with Karen. Karen was a great tour guide and had lots of interesting details to share about the area. The bus was comfortable and the AC wonderful on a...More

Thank NFGal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Captain Billy led us out on our boat. Warm and humorous guy with lots of interesting facts and funny stories. Included all guests and made us feel welcome. We came across alligators, raccoons, pigs, turtles, ibises, herons and much more. Very good value for money....More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked New Orleans as the second leg of our honeymoon and booked two excursions through Cajun Encounters (via our hotel Hyatt Centric in French Quarter) We did the walking ghost tour which was fantastic! The stories were well told - informative yet also scary...More

Thank bexandaaron
Reviewed 5 days ago

We paid for the VIP tour and ended up being only my husband and myself on the boat. There were several gator and different kinds of animals. The gators came right up to the boat and it was amazing. Captain Gary was the best!!

Thank tashiabaugher
Reviewed 6 days ago

On a recent vacation to New Orleans, I booked the swamp boat tour for August 6th at 9:30am. It ended up being my favorite part of my vacation! Definitely take advantage of getting picked up at your hotel - the drive out with the driver...More

Thank Heidi A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I booked this tour and were told it would be a half day tour. The price of the tour was $60. The drive to the plantation was an hour we were dropped off at the plantation and told we would be picked...More

Thank Alex C
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Alex, I am so sorry you didn't experience what you were hoping for. I tried reaching out to you a few times by phone to discuss your concerns, but was unsuccessful. The plantations are approximately 1 hour from the city; some guests would like...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour was bar none an amazing experience !!! 26ft Flat Extra Wide & Deep Boats with 250hp motor. Moved through the sloughs with ease and speed. The Tour Guide/Captain was informative and fun. As you see by the photos, there were many...More

Thank Jeff F
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Scottie M
10 August 2017|
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Response from stanclements | Reviewed this property |
We took water and gatorade.
Angela F
8 August 2017|
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Response from MSM0078 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were back in French Quarter around 12h30.
21 July 2017|
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Response from motravel51 | Reviewed this property |
Mornings have always worked best for me anytime I have gone on wildlife tours, but you probably need to check with the company. They are super polite and helpful, so give them a call or email