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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!

Saying “Goodbye” to Summer

It’s hard to tell now, but the Crescent City is gearing up for Autumn.

Within weeks, the warm weather will start to feel breezy, the Honey Island Swamp will see migratory birds, the sun will set sooner, and tank tops will be replaced by (at least) long sleeved shirts.

What does this mean? Fun and excitement, of course!!

Whether you live here, or are in town for the Voodoo Music Experience, for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas in New Orleans, there won’t be a shortage of things to do.

The Cajun Encounters team has been hard at work to prepare, too, ordering festive things for the gift shop, preparing inventory, and drilling down some extra fun things to suggest to our guests while they are in town.

How about you? What do you plan to do when the weather changes? Whatever it may be, remember that Cajun Encounters is here to help with your transportation, group tours, and dining!

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!

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.

Couples, Bachelor, Bachelorette Parties and More!!

Whether you’re from the Crescent City, or in New Orleans for a destination wedding, Cajun Encounters has a treat for your wedding party.

Imagine a couples party, bachelor party or bachelorette party that starts out with a bit of adventure.  With packages including cocktails, bus transportation and a custom swamp tour route, everyone will be talking about your party – that is, unless they’re sworn to secrecy!

Intrigued yet? Then give us a call.

All tours are private, so all passengers are personally selected by you, and prices vary upon budget.

Want a shorter tour? Longer tour? Check! Want a funny tour guide or just “one of the guys”? Check! How about a pizza and an ice chest for when you arrive back to land? Check!!

Make this first in your stops of many, or close the night out with an offshore excursion. Either way, you’ll have a swampy good time that you’ll never forget.

It’s time for 4th of July!

new     orleans fireworksThe crew here at Cajun Encounters, as well as everyone throughout the Crescent City, is gearing up for 4th of July celebration this weekend.

To answer a few of you, yes, we do have tours on the 4th of July, and we would love for you to join us! We can also help you guys out with transportation throughout New Orleans for the 4th, for Essence Festival, or for anything else that may be coming up.

If you are touring with us this weekend, be sure to catch the fireworks on the Mississippi River afterward. The annual Go 4th on the River celebration is happening again, with the spectacular show by the dueling barges fireworks extravaganza.