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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!

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*This Sale is not combinable with any Promotional Offers.

JUST SIGHTED: BABY HOGS!!

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!

Cajun Encounters Featured on “1st Look” with Audrina Patridge!!

Nothing beats the beauty of the Honey Island Swamp. We love working here, and having the opportunity to see so many smiling faces on our swamp tours.

Last week, one of those faces included The Hills alum Audrina Patridge . She and her team came out to visit while filming a new travel show for NBC called 1st Look.

1st Look is a travel show, so it makes sense why they came out to see us. You can’t visit New Orleans without seeing the Crescent City’s surrounding swamp! So much of our famous culture started right here.

We’ll be on the look out for the episode, and will post the footage right here on our blog. Be sure to check back soon to see it too. Better yet, set your DVR for 1st Look on NBC!!Honey Island Swamp Tour

World, Meet “Cochon.”

Thanks to everyone who submitted name suggestions for our adopted baby boar.

We’ve been overwhelmed, (in a good way), by the amount of feedback received through our Facebook page, email and Twitter accounts. It’s been a wild ride!

As you’ll recall, we adopted our little piglet a few weeks ago when he wondered away from his mother. Since then, we’ve built a very large pig pen out back for him, complete with his own “house,” running room, treats, and belly rubs throughout the day. He’s certainly been a hog for attention!!

The only thing needed to truly welcome this guy was a name of his own; and you all came to the rescue!

Some of the top names sent in were “Wilber,” “Porkchop,” “Cutie Pie,” and “Nola.” We had a team meeting and selected the top two for a run-off:

Nujac” (The word “Cajun” spelled backwards.)

Cochon” (Cajun French for “pig.”) and

In the end, Cajun French won out, for a memorable, fitting title. There were a few variations, but the one word name, “Cochon,” won out over its counterparts.

Pronounced “kosh-on,” the moniker was suggested by two of our Facebook fans. Each will be contacted shortly to receive their thank you gift of a FREE tour for two!!

Stay tuned for more pictures, news, and holiday fun from the team here at Cajun Encounters. Make sure to pay a visit, and meet our handsome new family member in his new home!

Cajun Encounters Gator Cake!!

Hey guys,

Check out this cute gator cake made by one of the Cajun Encounters’ team. How cute would this be for a birthday party?

And this cake isn’t the only thing we’ve got cookin’ up!

We’re hard at work perfecting our New Orleans city/cemetery tours, expanding on our plantation tours, and finding new ways to make our swamp tours the best around. We’re even working on tours in different languages!!

How’s that for team spirit? So if you are even thinking of booking a tour, having a birthday party, or just giving us a call, reach out to Cajun Encounters now while there’s still space available!

Catch Us On Facebook & Twitter!

We’re Cajun and we’re web savvy!!

Catch up with us, and let us catch up with you through our Facebook page. The page has taken on a life of its own, and we couldn’t be happier about it.

We’re also on Twitter, where we’ve been known to offer an exclusive deal here or there.

Follow us and see for yourself. …..or just use it to stay plugged into South Louisiana, where there’s always a new adventure to be had!

We’re Getting Excited for Jazz Fest

Well, it’s surely “festival season” down here in New Orleans. That’s what locals like to call this time of year, and yes, it is our favorite!

This Friday marks the start of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, with acts like Wyclef Jean, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk and Coco Robicheaux taking the stage.

If you’re coming to town for the festival, remember to rest up, wear sunscreen, and have fun during your stay in the Big Easy.

As for us, the team here may take some time after our tours to take in the music and atmosphere. How could you not?

Remember, we can help with any transportation needs throughout your stay, and will be on standby with some fantastic tours of New Orleans to help you get the most out of your vacation here! Come pay us a visit!!

Doing Our Part

Cajun Encounters RecyclesWith Earth Day right around the corner, (April 22nd y’all!), we thought we’d take a second to remind everyone to stop, take a breath, and be mindful of their surroundings.

New Orleans, the Honey Island Swamp, Plantation Alley, and all of Louisiana has some of the most beautiful, memorable scenery you’ve ever laid eyes on.  If you have yet to visit, trust us on this one!

Down here, that savory backdrop is a part of life, a necessary component next to crawfish boils, red beans & rice, white “shrimp boots,” 4×4’s, and of course, some jazz or good brass band music.

And while the team here at Cajun Encounters loves to invite people into our world, we do that with a huge responsibility to the environment. It is with this in mind that we’ve implemented our recycling program, a complimentary service that allows our guests to know that they travel with a lesser “foot print.” Just take a look at one of our new recycling receptacles in the picture at right!!

So if you are coming to town in the near or far off future, welcome! Make sure to see, hear and smell as much as you can during your visit.  And remember, there are many ways to give back, be it at home or during a vacation, so perhaps start off small – like putting down your soda can in a bin as opposed to just throwing it out. Every little bit makes a difference!

In Town for St. Patrick’s Day? Join Cajun Encounters for a Tour!

It’s that time of year again, and we can’t think of anything greener than the Honey Island Swamp!!!

If you are in town for St. Patrick’s Day in New Orleans, then be sure to schedule your tour soon.

We also have incomparable city tours, so that you can take in the sights of New Orleans, along with some air conditioning, in style. We also have an AMAZING and EXTENSIVE plantation tour, for those interested in the antebellum way of life.

There’s even a discount if you book a combination of two or more tours! How more festive can you be? :-)

Happy Mardi Gras from Cajun Encounters!

Welcome to New Orleans, and welcome to one of the most exciting times of the year – Mardi Gras!

We at Cajun Encounters are super excited to share this experience with visitors, and we hope that your stay is even more than you had imagined (we know that it will be). Make sure to catch as many parades as you can, eat at some of New Orleans’ amazing restaurants, like Huck Finn’s Cafe on Decatur Street, and realize that carnival season is more about culture and bringing together friends and family than it is some of that vulgar stuff that you see on tv (that’s only here and there, people!).

While you are in town, be sure to keep us in mind for the best in New Orleans city tours, Honey Island swamp tours, plantation tours, and anything that you need in regard to transportation.

We are closed on Fat Tuesday, as the entire city shuts down for the fun and festivities, but each and every day around that, we are open and tours are in action!

Again, thanks for visiting the Crescent City. We know you’ll have a great time while you are here.