Cyber Monday Sale and Thanksgiving Tours

Cyber Monday Sale and Thanksgiving Tours

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Happy Thanksgiving Cajun Nation are you ready for our Annual Cyber Monday Sale? Because all of us sure are, this year we are offering 50% off all Swamp Tours booked for the next Year! This sale is good for Read! ONLY CYBER MONDAY! So starting Cyber Monday for 24 Hours Only you can save bigger than any other time of the year.*

Thanksgiving Tours

This Thanksgiving instead of squawking at the dinner table over Turkey, come fly down to New Orleans and spend it touring the City and nearby Honey Island Swamp. We love to spend time with our patrons and guests as they spend their time with friends and family. Cajun Encounters has for years been a staple of the Slidell Thanksgiving experience, with a dedication to providing service year round.

Fall Swamp Tours

As the Season changes so does the swamp, as the brush retreats our boats can go further back into little areas usually closed off to outsiders. It is the perfect opportunity to see something totally unique to the short winters of Louisiana. Migrating birds, beautiful winter species emerging to the fore, and the magic of that crisp air floating there on the peaceful Louisiana wetlands.

Fall in New Orleans makes for the best Tours

People take decorating seriously in New Orleans and over the Thanksgiving weekend houses all across the city will have complete make overs to celebrate the coming Christmas season. Throughout the French Quarter and Uptown gorgeous New Orleans homes will be decked out with cheer. So make sure you catch all the activity with us.

Thanksgiving Tour Times

Swamp Tours at 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

City Tour at 11:30 a.m.

More Cyber Monday Sales

Our Friends over at New Orleans Legendary Walking Tours are joining us on this Cyber Monday Sale offering all of their walking tours 50% off too!


*This Sale is not combinable with any Promotional Offers.

Introducing Gatorbait X!

Our newest, custom made swamp tour vessel – Gatorbait X – is finally complete.

This brand new boat was made to our specifications, drawn up by our team of captains for superior comfort, maximum safety, and access to the best views within the Honey Island Swamp.

If you’re in town, we invite you to schedule a swamp tour and come check it out!

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A Visit from Marathon Coaches

We had a blast today in Slidell welcoming the group from Marathon Coaches on our swamp tour.

It’s such a beautiful day to be out on the water and touring couldn’t have been more fun!

Big thanks to Marathon Coaches for their visit!!

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Beating the Rain with a Crawfish Boil!

Rain or shine, we’re committed to providing fun, worthwhile tour experiences of the swamp, city, cemeteries, and plantations.

Although the rain came out a bit today, we decided to have something special on site – a crawfish boil!

Here are just a few pics of our delicious lunch.

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Team Cajun Encounters, Behind the Scenes!

As we head into days of beautiful weather down here in South Louisiana, team Cajun Encounters is kicking it into high gear behind the scenes to welcome all of our amazing guests to town.

It takes a talent for teamwork, a knack for detail, and a passion for providing the best guest service around to make for the fun, memorable, top rated excursions we’re renowned for.

We honored to have been chosen as the “go to” for so many in authentic, worthwhile tours of the swamp, city and cemeteries of New Orleans, and throughout “Plantation Alley,” but we’re beyond proud of the reservations team, dispatchers, tour boat captains, bus driver guides, mechanics, sales team, and every single person at Cajun Encounters who’s drive and love for hospitality has made such a thing possible.

Here’s a few photos of our team in action, making sure that tours not only meet, but exceed all expectations. They have it down to a science and we’re impressed by them each and every day.

If you’ve been impressed by their service recently, hearing about it will help make their day. Just post on Google + or Tripadvisor!

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Teamwork: Pulling Through the Floods Together

We’d like to thank our many friends, guests, former guests, and social media connections who checked in on us throughout the torrential rain and flooding events last week.

While the Pearl River experienced record  flooding and river highs, we were fortunate that only our swamp tour docks and parking area took some water.

Our team worked with other professionals in the area to a find higher places to leave dock, and our tours went out on their normal tour route. Tours went out “as normal” and we (and guests) still had a wonderful time on tour.

Many many thanks to everyone who reached out to us about the floods. It means so much to know that we were in the thoughts of so many!

And kudos to everyone on team Cajun Encounters for a job well done!!

Here’s some pictures of the camp to get a view of how things were last week:

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Guest Spotlight: Nyla and Ted Wilkinson

It’s an honor to welcome guests from around world on tour and a joy to share our culture with each new person we meet.

Nothing makes us happier than venturing into the Honey Island Swamp, traveling through the streets of New Orleans, or going to Plantation Alley for a guided excursion.

Even better is the chance to see pictures from guests and hear about their experiences in emails, through reviews on Tripadvisor, on Google+, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Recently, we received a kind note from some guests who toured the swamp with us. They also shared some pretty wonderful photos!

We thought they’d be the perfect fit for our new “Guest Spotlight” series!


The note and photos below are from Nyla and Ted Wilkinson. Thanks so much for sending, yall!

“We went on our first ever swamp boat tour on March 1, 2016. I never in my life imagined what the experience would be like. Sunny was a  wonderful tour guide. He was very knowledgeable of the environment, birds and animals that live there, and he has a great sense of humor. There is no doubt he loves his job which in turn makes for a fantastic tour.  Thanks Sunny and Cajun Encounters for a wonderful day.”



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A Visit from Deafinitely Wanderlust

Here at Cajun Encounters, we have the honor of welcoming guests from across the globe on our tours.

From providing private New Orleans City Cemetery Tours for two honeymooners in town, to greeting groups of over a hundred students at the Honey Island Swamp, to providing pick up service throughout the French Quarter on our Plantation Tour, we’re overwhelmed by the privilege of sharing our culture with visitors to New Orleans.

With this privilege comes the responsibility to give an authentic view of our ways of life, to ensure safe, streamlined travel, and most of all, for our guests to learn and have FUN!

One of the neatest things about giving tours is that while guests get to learn about us, we have the chance to learn about them, as well. While it’s true that we know a good deal about some of our tour guests beforehand, most of the people we meet each day, we get to know on or in the days leading up to the tour.

Recently, we learned that it had been a bit cumbersome for our friends at Deafinitely Wanderlust to explore the swamp. We didn’t know it at the time, but Lilo and Stacey, the writers of Deafinitely Wanderlust, a travel inspiration blog for both Deaf and Hearing communities, had been searching for a bit to line up a tour with an interpreter on board for the excursion.

When Raven, our Groups Coordinator, heard from Lilo and Stacey, she jumped to help them!


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Upon arrival, we met Raven who worked hard to look for an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, named Andrea. We gushed how awe we were in, asking “why is it that you [Cajun Encounters]  decide  to provide an interpreter, comparing to several other swamp tour companies who doesn’t provide?” 

“There’s no reason why you should not come and enjoy touring the swamp.”

She said. BAM, our heart, seriously. We were completely touched with that answer, blushed even.

And we enjoyed having them on tour with us and it looks like they had a great time out on the water.

To read all about their experience, just check out their post here: Deafinitely Wanderlust Visits Cajun Encounters!

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To  reserve a seat for our next venture out through the Honey Island Swamp, New Orleans City & Cemeteries, or Plantations, book online for instant discounts!


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Cajun Encounters Chosen for Award by Tripadvisor’s “Flipkey”

tripadvisor swampWe’re very honored to announce that Cajun Encounters has been chosen to represent the state of Louisiana on’s “Top Family Attractions Worth Traveling For” series for 2016!, a TripAdvisor company, assesses the market and publishes the award list each year.


The award features one selection from each of the 50 states based on an array of factors and this year, our Honey Island Swamp Tours, New Orleans City Cemetery Tours, and Plantation Tours were highlighted.


A big, sincere thanks to everyone who has toured with us and took the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. It means the world and this award couldn’t have happened without you!


To see the full list, visit’s post here.


It’s Carnival Time at Cajun Encounters

Carnival season is in full swing down here in New Orleans, and you can certainly feel the excitement in the air.

This year, the team at Cajun Encounters took part in the Krewe of Poseidon, which had their yearly parade in Slidell, LA on January 10th.

Not only was there a float, but our Cajun Encounters bus made an appearance! Fun was had by all and there were more beads than the eye can see.

In the coming weeks, we know the Mardi Gras spirit will only grow up until Fat Tuesday arrives on February 9th. If you are planning a visit to town to catch all of the fun, make sure to stop in for a Honey Island Swamp Tour, a New Orleans City Cemetery Tour, or a Plantation Tour. We hope to see you out!

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