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!

Swamp Boat Tour

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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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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New Orleans Swamp Tour

Honey Island Swamp Hog

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.



This year, give your loved one memories to last a lifetime with a Cajun Encounters swamp tour, city cemetery tour, or plantation tour gift certificate.

Until December 31st, gift certificates for tours with transportation are $10.00 off the retail rate!

This special holiday promotion is good only for tour gift certificates bought for two guests or four guests per certificate.

Rates include standard shipping, too, so make sure to make your order on or before December 19th, 2016 to receive yours in time!

Purchase your gift certificate in a ton of varying options.

Be sure to include your mailing address so we can get the packages sent right out to you!






Happy holidays from all of us here at Cajun Encounters. We hope to see you and yours soon!


The guests in Captain Henry’s Honey Island Swamp Tour boat had a treat yesterday, as they caught the first sighting of Oreo’s babies.

Oreo is a beautiful wild boar who just so happens to be black and white in color. From the looks of it, she’s now a momma to quite a few baby boars who are about 1-2 weeks old.

Check out the photos below for a closer view!

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Have you come out on a Honey Island Swamp Tour with us? We’d love to see your pictures! Be sure to email them to us, or post on our Facebook or Twitter pages. You can even tag us on Pinterest or Instagram.

Thinking about coming out for a tour? We would love to have you as our guest!! It’s now easier than ever to book with us online. Be sure to use the promo codes noted at the top of the page for ultimate savings!

A Miniature Honey Island Swamp Mardi Gras Float!

It’s Mardi Gras season, y’all, and our friends at Resource Bank are in the spirit.

Yesterday, we stopped in and found a miniature Honey Island Swamp Mardi Gras float!! We had to snap a picture and share it with the world.

Check it out below.

Mardi Gras New Orleans

If you haven’t seen the Honey Island Swamp in person yet, it’s time that you have! The timing is perfect too, as we are offering $6 off tours with transportation when you book online! The offer is good for Honey Island Swamp Tours, New Orleans City Cemetery Tours, and Plantation Tours, so be sure to scoop up your spot now!

Swamp Tour Pictures!!

The beauty of the Honey Island Swamp never gets old…. especially when we are given the opportunity to see photos our swamp tour from guests like you!

Each time a picture is emailed to us or posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest, the team can’t wait to check it out. It’s a way to rediscover the swamp through the eyes of someone else and the joy it brings is just another one of those things that makes what we do worth it, a million times over.

Just recently, we posted another “all call” for pics, and boy did we get a ton of great shots!

We’ve posted a few of them below for the world to see, as they are definitely worth checking out.

If you’ve been on tour, don’t forget to post some photos of your own! We also love to hear your stories, so if you have a family trip or group you’d like highlighted here on our blog, just email us at We’ll work to get it up as soon as we can.

To book a Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tour, or Plantation Tour, or our City Cemetery Tour, just check out this page to book online with instant discounts!

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photo by Cindy Evans
Swamp Tour Photo
photo by Chrissy Davis
New Orleans Swamp
photo by Cindy Evans
Swamp Hog
photo by Laura Puffer
Honey Island Swamp
photo by LeAnn Schmidt Rohde
Alligator Tour
photo by Jay A Dunlap

Slidell Swamp Tour
photo by Denise Bickford Tomlinson

Gator Tour
photo by Darryl Eames
Gator Tour
photo by Danielle Sather Jones
Louisiana Swamp
photo by Danielle Sather Jones
Gator Tour
photo by LeAnn Schmidt Rohde
Baby Gator
photo by Alan Hammond
Swamp Boat Tour
photo by Jay A Dunlap
Gator Mouth
photo by Darrel Artimus Drake
Wild Pigs
photo by Laine Garner
Swamp Gator Tour
photo by Dawn Davis
Honey Island Swamp Hogs
photo by LeAnn Schmidt Rohde
Gator Tail
photo by Dawn Davis

A Visit From “Hey USA”

If you’re not yet familiar with Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart, we are proud to make the introduction. These gals are real life besties, social media super stars, and a ton of fun to be around.

We can vouch for this personally, because they just came out to see us!

The premise was simple: Kidnap their biggest fan. Take him to the Honey Island Swamp. Then surprise him with a Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Capture everything on camera for the show Hey USA and post everything online!

We have to say, we had a blast. It was an honor to show everyone around and have them see what we do each day.

The video seems to be a hit too! It has thousands of views and hundreds of comments on Youtube within just a day of posting. It’s pretty entertaining, so we can certainly see why.

Check out the spot below and see for yourself.

For spots on your own Honey Island Swamp Tour, get instant online discounts here.

Swamp Tour Lands Cover of “Small Market Meetings”

A few weeks ago, we were honored to have the folks from the highly regarded tourism industry publication, “Small Market Meetings,” come out to see us.

We took pride in showing them the beautiful Honey Island Swamp, introducing them to the colossal alligator known as “Big Al,” and talking shop about just what our small, 22 passenger boats can do. After all, we do have quite a few of those swamp boats in our fleet, so what better way to have a fun, unique excursion for groups in town?

Check out the article below and see what it’s all about. When you’re done, make sure to make a swamp tour reservation for yourself!

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