Cajun Encounters Reviews
This may have been one of the best tours I've ever been on in my life. We got to see countless gators, several raccoons in a SWAMP, a blue heron, wild pigs/boars and also many turtles. The best part of the tour was the knowledge that we gained from the tour guide captain Barry. Absolutely the most knowledgeable and nice... read more
We really enjoyed our swamp tour! Our tour guide, Capt. Barry, was very knowledgeable and took the time to find gators, raccoons, and pigs. He stopped and made sure everyone got the pictures that they wanted and made the trip very fun. The drive back from the swamp was just as enjoyable with our amazing bus driver, Dwayne! He was... read more
Captain John K. gave us a phenomenal tour of the Pearl River and Honey Island Swamp. He was fun to talk to and gave us great information about the area and the wildlife. We saw at least 20 alligators (up close and personal), wild pigs, turtles, cranes, and a lot of other birds. The vegetation is so beautiful. ... read more
Captain John R was an amazing guide! He has an extensive knowledge of the area - I feel very confident in his ability to navigate us through any situation that may arise on the bayou. He has a wealth of information about the natural flora and fauna; he can tell you how to survive on the land and what to... read more
We had a nighttime swamp tour with Captain Barry and he was PHENOMENAL! He made great use of the time we had to ensure that we saw gators, frogs, spiders, the swamp, bayou, and other aspects of the ecosystem- so cool! Barry made sure we all got a chance to take pictures and videos. Being a native to the bayou,... read more
This company was great to work with. We did the group swamp tour with pickup which was timely and the bus was air conditioned and very comfortable. The guide on the bus gave us a ton of information about the area as we drove which made the hour drive go by so fast. And she gave us a great recommendation... read more
We toured with our 4 grandchildren. Wonderful experience, 2 hour tour, great value!
Reviews from our grandchildren-
Captain Barry was great and helped teach us a lot of new things!
Caption Barry was amazing and nice and funny and I loved when Addie buzzed him!! My rating 5/5
This was very fun and exciting I loved all the animals and it was very... read more
This tour was awesome. I went with my wife and two kids (ages 7 and 17 months.) Our guide, Captain John was great. He was knowledgeable about the areas we viewed, he was well educated in alligator facts, and he knew right where to find all the great animals(alligators, hogs, and raccoons.) He made the trip enjoyable with his sense... read more
My husband and I went on the swamp tour during our first visit to Louisiana. It was fun from the minute the bus driver Sunshine picked us up near our hotel. The drop off center had clean bathrooms, a nice gift shop, and a comfortable waiting area outside under the pavilion. Our Caption, Luca, made the experience even... read more
We took our first swamp boat tour, with Capt. John. He was awesome! So knowledgeable about the plants and animals in the swamp. We had a cool rainy day and the animals weren't wanting to cooperate, but somehow Capt. John made it happen, we got to see all the animals you would if it had been sunny. Capt. John is... read more
The tour is great and our guide Captain Chris is super funny and informative. He introduced us about the living condition of the alligators, the history of the trees, and some fun stories of local life, which makes the trip so bold. We got to see alligators and amazing views of the swamp. Chris often adjusts the position of the... read more
First time visiting ‘NOLA’. We decided to do a city tour to get a lay of the land. This tour was AMAZING!!! Butch was our guide. His knowledge was great and his driving was impeccable. Butch was hospitable and friendly. My only regret is that the tour was over so soon. I could have spent an entire day on... read more
Took the 2 hour Swamp tour with captain Stephen and it was awesome!! Me and my fiancee had so much fun. We saw lots of gators, snakes, turtles, hawks and even wild pigs!! Captain Stephen was lots of fun, and very informative. He even had a list of great seafood restaurants in the New Orleans area. If you’re taking a... read more
This tour exceeded our expectations completely!! It was fantastic! Captain Sunny was the BEST! Funny and knowledgeable and personable. The best tour guide and captain!! We got to see so many alligators but also had raccoon and hog encounters that were up close and personal, which was incredible and fun. What a delight!! We also got a see an alligator... read more
The swamp tour was Amazing! Our tour guide, Dezi (sorry if misspelled), did an excellent job of giving us an excellent tour of the habitat. We saw a number of different wildlife including wild hog, raccoons, white egrets, blue herons, alligators, diamondback water snakes, Pearl River map turtles, red ear sliders, and more. Such a great experience to see... read more
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
Had a really fun trip from beginning to end with Cajun Encounters! We're picked up and dropped off easily. Our tour boat guide Chris was really knowledgeable and fun! And he's a firefighter . Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in seeing some swamplands from NOLA.
Thank you Captain JD for an amazing experience at the swamp and bayou! We enjoyed seeing the gators, black pigs (which they named Crispy lol), raccoon and even the plants/trees in their natural habitat! Above and beyond customer service too! Capt JD had a great sense of humor, was very informative and knowledgeable abt the marshland/swamp. We enjoyed our time... read more
Thank you Tom C Conrao for hooking me up with info on the best way to get to a landmark I am most excited about seeing while I'm in New Orleans: 509 Wagner St. .... although not officially part of any tour offered by Cajun Encounters, Tom was generous with his time, maps and knowledge of the city. He looked... read more
Great company, awesome staff.. We purchased the swamp tour with Cajun Encounters and it was a great experience. The driver Larry was great and the boat operator was also very friendly. We were able to see several gators as well as other wild animals. I recommend this company if you are in New Orleans seeking a swamp tour.
My husband and I had a great time on the Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tour!
From the bus pick up in New Orleans to the boat tour within the swamp, the service we experienced was professional and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by how much information the tour guides had to share with us. I left with a greater knowledge... read more
The Cajun Encounters swamp tour was the highlight of our trip to Louisiana. Our tour guide Luka was awesome. He had a the perfect personality for giving tours. He was knowledgeable and had humor for days. You won't be disappointed if you book this trip, with him. We saw multiple pieces of wildlife and they were respectful to the environment... read more
On May 18th, 12 members of my family went on a Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour. Of those 12 members, 3 members were over the age of 80. ALL of us ENJOYED the Swap Tour. Our Captain was Captain Chris and he was GREAT! We saw Alligators, Raccoons, Crawfish, Grasshoppers and so many different type of birds. Captain Chris asked me... read more
Just finished the swamp tour and it was amazing! Captain Emmett was fantastic, I highly recommend having him as your guide/captain. He was very informative and made the whole experience great. He's also quite funny. We saw a couple alligators and even saw a pig! It was awesome.
Cajun Encounters was easily the best experience since we arrived in the Big Easy. Captain John took us around the bayou looking for lots of critters including alligators, spiders, fireflies, wild boars and bullfrogs. He was hilarious and very knowledgable of the wildlife preservation around the swamp. I learned a great deal about the wildlife there and enjoyed seeing the... read more
We took the Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tour and highly recommend it! Let me just say, critters are not my thing; I'm a plants and architecture gal, but went along as company for my husband - and had a great time!
Our bus from New Orleans was very comfortable and our driver, Sunny, was pretty quiet but when she... read more
Loved this company! We took two tours with them: the city bus tour and the Honey Island swamp tour. Both were amazing! Karen was our driver for the city tour, and she was delightful! She knew so much about the city and taught us how to pronounce Southern words "properly." Sunshine was our driver out to the swamp tour, and... read more
We did the swamp tour at 1 PM or so, and thankfully it was an overcast and cooler day and the water levels were very high due to recent storms. We had heard sunscreen and bug spray were recommended but we had no issues in late May.
This tour could not have exceeded my expectations, it was a really amazing way... read more
This review is for the Cajun Encounters Swamp and Bayou Tour
at Honey Island.
We chose to drive ourselves to the site
rather than take the shuttle; you really
do need to arrive 30 minutes early because
both self-drive people and shuttle people
all have to check-in and there are only
two clerks working.
Another reason for the bottleneck is that
the bar code on your confirmation... read more
EXCELLENT!! I took both the swamp and plantation tours. I loved Captain Gary - very knowledgeable and hilarious. I believe I can speak for everyone on that boat b/c we all enjoyed ourselves more because of him.
The plantation tour - I did Laura and Oak - were enlightening and the guides were good. Especially enjoyed Joseph at Laura, who... read more
This was such an excellent tour! Way more fun than I expected. Visited New Orleans for a bachelorette party and all of the girls loved this. We saw tons of animals - gator, wild pigs, raccoons, snakes, birds - and learned a lot about the bayou and it's history. Our tour guide Captain Barry was the best!! Thank you so... read more
This was the best swamp tour I have been on. I was partial to the air boat tours but definitely enjoyed this tour better. Our driver DeWayne was hilarious and entertaining. He made the ride go by faster then expected, with his humor. During our tour we had Luka as our tour guide and He was great! Luka was very... read more
My fiancé and I took the city tour with Rene. This was one of the most enjoyable experiences we have ever gone through. My fiancé wasn't too convinced about the tour since he is blind and can't actually enjoy the view. But Rene was very knowledgeable and descriptive on our surroundings. Both of us left the bus very happy and... read more
We did the 'Cajun Bayou & Swamp' and 'Oak Alley Plantation' with Cajun Encounters and both tours were great! They would definitely stay in our memory for a long time, that was an unforgettable experience in our trip to New Orleans, LA.
The tours were well organized, the guides (even the bus drivers!) were very friendly and informative and the... read more
What a fantastic tour! Captain Stephen Black was very informative and funny! He made sure we were all able to get pictures/ see. We were able to see a lot of different animals like an eagle, sleeping snakes, raccoons, alligator, and other types of birds. In addition, we learned about the Cajun life style. He gave us a list of... read more
Friends recommended Cajun Encounters Swamp tour for our family trip to New Orleans. We had a great time with our guide - he was super knowledgeable, friendly, and was an excellent guide! Our youngest son is on the spectrum so I was a little worried it might be too much for him but he enjoyed it as much as we... read more