Cajun Encounters Reviews
I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm more of an indoor activity type person but I am so glad we booked this! Our tour guide was hilarious! We saw 4 gators at the end of December, which is a rare time to see them, and a lot or turtles. I recommend taking a swamp tour to everyone now! The best... read more
Great experience with Captain Stephen Black. Speaker was very informative and people person interactive with adults and kids during our tour. You will also learn about the alligator populations over the years and be able to differentiate between alligators/crocodiles and other types of wildlife species. Outstanding adventure while on our trip to New Orleans from California. Captain Black's humor went... read more
As always, a wonderful adventure, in and out of alligator season. The guides know these Gators as neighbors. But that's only one of the many animals and plant species in a species rich region you'll be alerted too. A jewel of a swamp and Gems of the industry. Highly recommended.
What a fantastic experience! While on vacation my family and I decided randomly to go on a swamp tour in Louisiana and this company was recommended. I'll admit, I wasn't expecting much more than seeing just a few animals on the shore line (if that!).
Instead what we got was not only an extremely information and hilarious guide, but also close... read more
The swamp tour with Luca was amazing! I was against going on a swamp tour but when it was done it was easily the best part of our trip to Louisiana! Luca was very informative, and had a great time with us all. We saw alligators, snakes, hogs, raccoons, and birds. I would highly recommend for anyone!!
It was so fun I did the tour twice. My first captain was Luka. Very nice and full of great swamp facts. My second captain was Stephan. He was funny and also very knowledgeable of the swamp. Both tours we saw a bunch of gators, a couple snakes, a pig, bunch of birds and a few raccoons. If your looking... read more
This was The Best Experience!! Captain John was such a GREAT guide! I would absolutely go back and plan on taking all my family when they come to visit. He showed us so many cool things and you could tell he was a local with all the knowledge he had, and how smooth the ride was! Very cool and kid... read more
We enjoyed two tours with this company and both were very professionally done. Our driver was very professional and informative.
The Swamp tour was fun. We saw lots of alligators, critters (spiders) and enjoyed a family of raccoons. The boat guide was informative and explained lots about the area.
The Plantation tour was also very professional, the tour bus... read more
Amazing trip. I had done a boat tour in Everglades in Florida, and this one was much better. We saw over a dozen alligators (mostly small to medium size, and one large), 2 wild boars, a dozen raccoons, many turtles and beautiful birds. The tour took almost 2 hours. Highly recommended.
We had an amazing tour in a small boat through the swamps. Captain Sunny was hilarious and knowledge. We learned about history, ecology, and about all the animals. We saw gators, pigs, raccoons, herons, and spiders. Cajun Encounters is also more eco friendly, using boats with fewer emissions and not feeding the gators marshmallows. Highly recommend this swamp tour as... read more
Just an amazing tour!!! Our boat Captain, Captain Stephen, was just the best and a real credit to the company. He was knowledgeable, friendly and really made the tour fly by.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone and and me and my family will be back when we return to the area.
We saw Gators, Racoons, snakes and wild hogs.
Cannot recommend... read more
Last Saturday we joined JD for a morning swamp tour and it was even better than expected. He shared stories of growing up in the bayou and introduced us to his gator and racoon friends. We even spent a few minutes getting to know his girlfriend (wild hog) while she snorted down some breakfast. Thanks for a... read more
Went on a swamp tour while visiting new Orleans for my son and husband's birthdays. We had an amazing experience. Seen a countless number of gators, a wild hog, racoons and lots of turtles. JD was our captain and he did a great job answering all our questions and giving us so much info on the history of the area... read more
We had researched tours and this went beyond what we'd read about. Very thoughtful, knowledgeable guide (what amazing eyes for finding critters!!), silly jokes were fun, and he was very respectful towards the non human animals and very informative about swamp ecology and history. I really appreciated learning more about the Cajun experience (perhaps we should all try to... read more
I routinely frequent these types of ecological tours when visiting a new city and this is by far one of the best animal/nature tours I've ever had. Our tour guide Stephen was very knowledgeable and humorous and the variety of wild life was unbeatable. 100% would recommend.
We were in New Orleans when i heard about this tour, i was really excited as i had never done a swamp tour before.
We made the booking 2 days ahead and had to reach 15-30 mins before our appointed time.
Great knowledgeable guides giving us an insight of the tour.
We reached on time and were then divided into rows.
Great and friendly... read more
Looking for an authentic Louisiana experience? Then Cajun Encounters should be on your list of to-dos! Captain John took our small group out on an early morning tour and it couldn't have been more relaxing. We enjoyed seeing all the animals and hearing a variety of facts from Captain John that pertained to the area. It's affordable, simple, and... read more
I've done water tours all over the country. Hand's down, this is the best! Captain John was extremely knowledgeable of the bayous, swamps and river. He's got a great sense of humor. We saw many alligators, wild boar and raccoon. A 2 hour fabulous time. A must do when in New Orleans!
During our pre-COVID visit to NOLA, my daughter and I were encouraged to book a swamp tour. Our bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us a lot of history about Katrina and its aftermath as we made our way to Lake Pontchartrain. Once we got to the lake, we were asked to get on life vests... read more
Really really enjoyed our tour got to see a lot of alligators turtles wild hogs got to go on one of the rivers there that was really interesting to see all the different vegetation in the different species of animals that we got to see we really enjoyed our self on this trip down to Louisiana with some great family... read more
We did the Bayou Tour with Wade. He was great! He always made sure each side if the boat got a close up of the animals. We seen gators, wild hog, turtles, and raccoons. I would suggest anyone going to NOLA do this tour. We also did the French Quarter Walking Tour with Brent. He was amazing as well. He... read more
We decided to do a Swamp Tour at the last minute and fell into this tour company. I never expected it to be this much fun. The folks made sure we had the opportunity to see the wildlife . They were happy to answer all questions. We felt safe the entire time and got amazing pictures.
I can't rave enough about our awesome captain/tour guide Luka and this super fun and unique experience! He was so informative, not just about the swamps but also about hurricane Katrina, the best food in NOLA, the vegetation, etc. We had so much fun, got to feed raccoons and hogs, check out gators, turtles, bullfrogs, and all kinds of other... read more
Our guide was Capt. John-Knowledgable and shared a lot of personal stories about his childhood on the river. -This includes facts about the plants / animals / trees / river such as history, medicinal uses, dangers, how it fits into the ecosystem, etc...-Adorable names for the wildlife and got us within arms reach (we didn't touch them)-He asked us about... read more
We took a plantation tour to Oak Alley and Laura and had the most amazing experience thanks to our fabulous driver KIMBERLY!!! She was the best. Clearly very knowledgable about the entire area as we drove to the plantations and she also has an awesome sense of humor. She worked tirelessly to ensure we all got to tour and experience... read more
My sister and I took the City Bus tour on November 3, 2020. Our tour guide was Butch, we had a great time. It was very informative and we learned a lot about New Orleans we did not know beforehand. Butch was knowledgeable and very kind and accommodating to all of us on the tour.... read more
I cannot say enough good things about this company! Alfred, the bus driver, was personable and gave us great information about how the area was pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina. Then the tour itself was incredible! It's in a beautiful location. I was on a tour with Captain Sonny and he was AMAZING! Super funny and personable. You could tell he... read more
Capt Sonny and Cajun Encounters was an excellent choice! Worth the drive from center city NOLA. Even our native travel buddies were impressed. Plenty of wildlife and scenery. We reserved our spot and they even called us when we were a few minutes late to be sure we were on the way. Bus provided for a fee to get... read more
This tour is amazing! My partner's sister and young nephew came to visit Nola, and we were looking for COVID safe activities that were still fun, and this for the bill! Masks were required in all indoor buildings, and they added plexiglass partitions to all boats. The number of people in each group is also limited. I chose to wear... read more
We did the swamp tour. So happy they were able to pick us up and drop us to our hotel. Captain John was a lot of fun. He made the tour feel authentic and gave us tons of history of the wild life, plants and the people of the swamp areas. I would defiantly recommend this service to friends and family!
Had an awesome tour experience here! John S was our tour guide and he was amazing- knowledgeable and funny. We saw alligators, which he fed to make them jump up, raccoons, a hog, and some other local wildlife. I would definitely recommend this place! Only advice: bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water.