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4.8 Stars - Based on 3710 User Reviews
Jon K. Avatar
Jon K.
11/10/2020 - Google

This was TOTALLY worth the money! It has been the most enjoyable time we've had in New Orleans. Our guide was phenomenal. The scenery was gorgeous. The wildlife was close enough up to see and take great photos. What a thrill.

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Tamara D.
11/08/2020 - Google

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!!

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Toi S.
10/27/2020 - Google

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

Adrianna M. Avatar
Adrianna M.
10/22/2020 - Google

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

Robert B. Avatar
Robert B.
10/13/2020 - Google

Well worth the money I spent on the tour. Not only was it educational but quite enjoyable. the boat capt was informative and funny. The gift shop was nice also!

Joyce P. Avatar
Joyce P.
10/11/2020 - Google

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...
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Dennis G. Avatar
Dennis G.
10/10/2020 - Google

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.

Mary R. Avatar
Mary R.
10/03/2020 - Google

Great tour! Captain John was knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. We saw so much wildlife. This was one of the highlights of our whole trip! I'd recommend it to anyone.

Amy S. Avatar
Amy S.
10/03/2020 - Google

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

Patrick T. Avatar
Patrick T.
10/02/2020 - Google

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...
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Lisa M. Avatar
Lisa M.
9/29/2020 - Google

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

Patrice P. Avatar
Patrice P.
9/29/2020 - Google

Great tour! First time doing a tour like this and I loved it. Was longer than we expected but entertaining and we had the best tour guide ever.

Angela W. Avatar
Angela W.
9/28/2020 - Google

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

Diane N. Avatar
Diane N.
9/26/2020 - Google

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

Jessica M. Avatar
Jessica M.
9/22/2020 - Google

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.

Sadia K. Avatar
Sadia K.
9/19/2020 - Google

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...
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Ann B. Avatar
Ann B.
9/14/2020 - Google

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

Lynn S. Avatar
Lynn S.
9/05/2020 - Google

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!

Tiffany R. Avatar
Tiffany R.
9/05/2020 - Google

Very entertaining. Tour was amazing. Definitely will do this again

Veronika G. Avatar
Veronika G.
9/02/2020 - Google

Great adventure with tons of interesting information about habitat and aligators. Jumping aligators guaranteed 👌.

Megan L. Avatar
Megan L.
5 star rating
11/15/2020 - Yelp

This was a great experience, the tour guide was amazing. We saw lots of alligators, hogs, raccoons, snakes and a bull frog. The lighting was breathtaking and brought beauty to the bayou. Highly recommend good for all ages

Reneisha S. Avatar
Reneisha S.
5 star rating
11/15/2020 - Yelp

Our group had a great experience! Jason was our tour guide. We were able to see a great deal of wildlife! We learn about the land and vegetation as well. Jason was very knowledgeable and there was never a dull moment. We would definitely come on this tour again.

Kunsorya C. Avatar
Kunsorya C.
5 star rating
11/14/2020 - Yelp

Our tour guide was Capt. John and he was so funny and engaging! Loved that he provided so many interesting facts while also making sure everyone got the full experience of seeing Louisiana wildlife, especially the raccoons that he had called out to lol!

Rebecca W. Avatar
Rebecca W.
5 star rating
11/14/2020 - Yelp

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.

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S O.
5 star rating
11/14/2020 - Yelp

Great experience we loved captain Luca! He was wonderful! so engaging and kind!!! We had the best time at our tour!!!! Highly recommend Luca and Cajun Encounters!!!

Brittney S. Avatar
Brittney S.
5 star rating
11/09/2020 - Yelp

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

Jacob A. Avatar
Jacob A.
5 star rating
11/06/2020 - Yelp

Went on the swamp tour awesome experience , Capt Jason was super informative and made it also very enjoyable. Able to see alligators and get really closeTo a wild pig

Frank C. Avatar
Frank C.
5 star rating
11/06/2020 - Yelp

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

Juan G. Avatar
Juan G.
5 star rating
11/06/2020 - Yelp

This adventure tour was awesome. Butch was an awesome guide who gave us so much information on the history of New Orleans. I will definitely recommend this tour company.

Kieley C. Avatar
Kieley C.
5 star rating
11/05/2020 - Yelp

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

Tara C. Avatar
Tara C.
5 star rating
11/03/2020 - Yelp

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

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Tierney H.
5 star rating
10/31/2020 - Yelp

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

Magna H. Avatar
Magna H.
5 star rating
10/30/2020 - Yelp

Thank you SO much, Butch!! What a wonderful, informative tour! Such a great guide! Definitely recommending :)

Ali B. Avatar
Ali B.
5 star rating
10/22/2020 - Yelp

Such a great tour. We did ours with Captain John and he was so knowledgeable. We saw lots of animals on the tour, countless alligators, a wild hog, family of baby raccoons, turtles, birds.

Tina G. Avatar
Tina G.
5 star rating
10/22/2020 - Yelp

Our first time in Louisiana and this made our trip. Captain Stephen was awesome and super knowledgeable. We did the VIP tour with the smaller boat. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Louisiana and id back for sure. Ask for captain Stephen!

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K G.
5 star rating
10/16/2020 - Yelp

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

Sarah H. Avatar
Sarah H.
5 star rating
10/05/2020 - Yelp

Captain John was so incredible!! He kept us all entertained and educated. Made our tour go by so quickly.

Melinda H. Avatar
Melinda H.
5 star rating
10/01/2020 - Yelp

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

Shaveta S. Avatar
Shaveta S.
5 star rating
9/06/2020 - Yelp

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!

Michael M. Avatar
Michael M.
5 star rating
8/08/2020 - Yelp

I was really looking forward to this tour and wasn't disappointed. My tour guide John R was witty and knowledgeable. Well worth the drive and time.

Ian R. Avatar
Ian R.
5 star rating
8/08/2020 - Yelp

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.

Hunter E. Avatar
Hunter E.
5 star rating
8/04/2020 - Yelp

Cajun Encounters was an amazing tour. Saw more gators than we were expecting and saw plenty of other animals too!! Captain Sunny was the man, just the right amount of humor, knowledge and enjoyable conversation. Also 2 hours was the perfect amount of time to be on the swamp! Will be back when friends and family visit for sure!

Lauren P. Avatar
Lauren P.
5 star rating
7/02/2020 - Yelp

We had an amazing time! Saw so many alligators and loved our tour guide sunny! He was funny, nice, knowledgeable and entertaining We highly recommend, this was the highlight of our trip.

Ning C. Avatar
Ning C.
5 star rating
6/27/2020 - Yelp

My family and I had such a great experience. The first gator I saw I blurted out: OMG is that real? The tour guide was awesome. He left out the "wth" in his reply and just told me "lady, this isn't disneyland. Everything out here is real." Besides showing us gators, raccoons, etc he was so knowledgeable about the... read more

Hazlett V. Avatar
Hazlett V.
5 star rating
6/14/2020 - Yelp

Expectations exceeded by far!!! Cajon Encounters had just re-opened. How fortunate we were to have Luka as our tour guide. He knew every plant, every animal and everything there was to know about alligators and life on the Bayou. We drove 2 1/2 hours to get there and back and the next time I visit Gulf Shores, Alabama, my sister... read more

Nichole D. Avatar
Nichole D.
5 star rating
6/11/2020 - Yelp

We had an amazing tour. Luca was so great with the kids and customized the trip to everyone on the boat. It was the highlight to our whole trip. He told us about the local food. Gave us a history of the area and knew a ton about the plants and animals of the area. He had a ton of... read more

Wendy M. Avatar
Wendy M.
5 star rating
5/28/2020 - Yelp

What an amazing adventure through the swamp and bayou. My husband and i loved how J.D. lead us through and was a great conversationalist. He made sure we saw as much wild life as possible. With this whole Covid thing, it was a blessing to get out and enjoy nature in it's rawest turn. We will definitely be back.

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H M.
5 star rating
3/16/2020 - Yelp

We had a blast! The bus ride was enjoyable with Dwane "the rock" who pointed out landmarks and ran a trivia contest. Onto Siddel LA where we met out boat captain, Captain Anthony. He piloted us around the Pearl River. We saw several alligators, a heron, bald eagle, wild pigs and raccoons. Not sure he should have been feeding... read more

Sandra A. Avatar
Sandra A.
5 star rating
3/16/2020 - Yelp

The best two hours of my trip. Captain Luka you are rad. Thank you for a very informative and very amazing tour!

Gabriella N. Avatar
Gabriella N.
5 star rating
3/14/2020 - Yelp

This tour was our first stop while in the New Orleans area and it set the bar high for the rest of our trip. Captain Luka was amazing! He educated us so much about wildlife, plants and history of the bayou. He even told us about Cajun cuisine and different "must trys". This was one of those experiences that you'll... read more

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