Celebrity Sightings at Cajun Encounters
New Orleans' Most Respected Tour Company
Cajun Encounters immerses guests from around the world into Louisiana’s beautiful, vast, and mysterious Honey Island Swamp by offering New Orleans swamp tours that are entertaining, eco-sensitive and educational. That is why our swamp tours are sought after by celebrities like Mario Lopez, Kelly Ripa, Tommy Lee, New Orleans’ own John Besh and more. The celebrity sightings in New Orleans never stop!
Kelly Ripa is the host of the TV show Live with Regis and Kelly. You may also have seen her on All My Children, and Hope & Faith. During the past few years, she visited us not once, but twice! She even brought along her family to see the Honey Island Swamp and chow down on some delicious crawfish. They even featured us on the show!
The folks at American Idol paid us a visit in late 2010, and we couldn’t be more excited. It was an honor to show them an authentic view of a Louisiana swamp, along with a few alligators, baby wild hogs, and lush vegetation. Check out the clip above to see our crew giving the cast a big welcome!
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie & Family
Known for both their blockbuster films as well as their humanitarian work, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are known the world over. It should come as no surprise, then, that we were a bit star-struck during their visit in Spring 2011. They were as nice as can be, and even brought their kids along to see some gators! The Jolie-Pitts in the Honey Island Swamp. So amazing.
In July of 2014, we ran into Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in town filming “Terminator 5.” Famous for being the former Governor of California as well as a world wide action movie star for films like “The Terminator” series, “Predator,” and “Conan the Barbarian,” we think it’s fair to say that he’s a legend. Arnold was kind enough to take this picture with us after taking our Honey Island Swamp Tour. So exciting!
We LOVE Creedence Clearwater Revival, or CCR, as we like to call it. To have Mr. John Fogerty himself join us for a tour in April had us over the moon! In this video, he feeds an alligator from one of our tour boats. His crew even filmed it and posted it themselves! After the tour, the group enjoyed a crawfish boil on premesis.
In Spring of 2015, we were honored by a visit from Ty Simpkins. After seeing him on the big screen in films like “Jurassic World,” “Insidious,” and “War of the Worlds”, we were already big fans. From the looks of his photos, it seems like the alligators were fans too!
You might know Jeff from the popular TV show Big Brother but he came to visit us while for his solo project, Around the World For Free. Jeff stopped by a few months ago, to experience the beauty of the Honey Island Swamp. We don’t know about you, but it looks to us like he loved it!
The Disney Channel
Not long ago, we were graced with the honor of having a part of Disney’s Imagine Your Planet filmed here. The segment featured the Honey Island Swamp, and was targeted towards kids. It was amazing to be part of a show that was so informational and fun.
Jason Lee visited the camp not too long ago, and we have to say that we were a bit star-struck. Everyone here is a big fan of his TV show, My Name is Earl, and our kids love him in all of the Alvin and the Chipmunks films! Mr. Lee was very gracious in taking a picture with us. We hope he visits us again soon!
Stone Temple Pilots
We met the Stone Temple Pilots in late February, 2011, when they and their family came out for a private tour. They were such a fun bunch, and they were great to the entire staff. They even signed autographs for us all! It’s not every day that rockstars come out to the swamp, but we’re glad they chose Honey Island!
Catherine Giudici & Sean Lowe
We’ve been fans of Forest Whitaker for years, so imagine our surprise when the Acadamy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA award winner booked a tour of the Honey Island Swamp! On August 13, 2011, the “Criminal Minds” star came with his family to take a swamp tour, and they couldn’t have been better guests. We got so caught up in the sights and sounds, that the August heat came in secondary! A big thanks to them for coming out. It was a blast.