Skip to content

Cajun Encounters Reviews

google logoCajun EncountersCajun Encounters
4.8 Stars - Based on 4852 User Reviews
Tom L. Avatar
Tom L.
6/09/2021 - Google

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

Nicole R. Avatar
Nicole R.
6/04/2021 - Google

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

aidan k. Avatar
aidan k.
6/02/2021 - Google

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

Sheryl L. Avatar
Sheryl L.
6/01/2021 - Google

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

Alexis F. Avatar
Alexis F.
5/31/2021 - Google

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

Meg R. Avatar
Meg R.
5/29/2021 - Google

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

Diane B. Avatar
Diane B.
5/28/2021 - Google

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

Nick C. Avatar
Nick C.
5/16/2021 - Google

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

Sharon Z. Avatar
Sharon Z.
5/04/2021 - Google

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

Anthony &. Avatar
Anthony &.
4/20/2021 - Google

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

qq y. Avatar
qq y.
4/12/2021 - Google

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

Justin M. Avatar
Justin M.
4/06/2021 - Google

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

Bobby H. Avatar
Bobby H.
3/14/2021 - Google

It was a little busy when I arrived at check in, but then it became very well organized. We did see an amazing number of animals in the swamp - I was really impressed.

This was a great value. I will do this swamp tour again.

Breez C. Avatar
Breez C.
3/13/2021 - Google

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

Erin C. Avatar
Erin C.
3/09/2021 - Google

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

Christian A. Avatar
Christian A.
3/05/2021 - Google

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

Lynnsay B. Avatar
Lynnsay B.
1/03/2021 - Google

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

Timothy P. Avatar
Timothy P.
11/28/2020 - Google

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

KDiddle D. Avatar
KDiddle D.
11/24/2020 - Google

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.

Sarah B. Avatar
Sarah B.
11/23/2020 - Google

If you’re looking for a great place to get to see the Louisiana swaps, look no further. Such a great tour! The staff was professional and friendly. Our Captain Stephen was so awesome. He is knowledgeable and funny.
Thank you Cajun Encounters for such a good experience!

Sam D. Avatar
Sam D.
11/19/2020 - Google

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

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.

Tamara D. Avatar
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!!

Toi S. Avatar
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...
read more

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

Lisa D. Avatar
Lisa D.
5 star rating
6/16/2021 - Yelp

We took the 8:30am City Tour today with Derek as our guide. Derek is fantastic, funny and extremely knowledgeable!!! This tour is definitely worth the money and we highly recommend!!!

Matthew P. Avatar
Matthew P.
5 star rating
6/09/2021 - Yelp

Best Tour, Capt. Luka = Awesome Sauce!
One of the best tours my family has ever been one. Capt. Luka kept our 9 year-old entertained while being so funny and informative. So many gators and wildlife. 10/10 would recommend.

Holleey B. Avatar
Holleey B.
5 star rating
6/09/2021 - Yelp

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.

Nadine R. Avatar
Nadine R.
5 star rating
6/06/2021 - Yelp

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

Arkady D. Avatar
Arkady D.
5 star rating
6/06/2021 - Yelp

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

Jorge C. Avatar
Jorge C.
5 star rating
6/05/2021 - Yelp

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.

Ashley W. Avatar
Ashley W.
5 star rating
6/05/2021 - Yelp

René gave one of the best tours we had all week. Took time to answer any and all questions we had. Our next trip we will take this tour and try to get on his bus

Cali G. Avatar
Cali G.
5 star rating
6/04/2021 - Yelp

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

Madison L. Avatar
Madison L.
5 star rating
6/03/2021 - Yelp

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

Alonna D. Avatar
Alonna D.
5 star rating
6/03/2021 - Yelp

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

Cameron S. Avatar
Cameron S.
5 star rating
6/02/2021 - Yelp

Capt. John was our guide when I went and it was awesome! Took us to great spots while sharing interesting info along the way. Was like a relative the whole time. Great guide, great trip! If you can, ask for John! You won't regret it

sly t. Avatar
sly t.
5 star rating
5/31/2021 - Yelp

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.

Stephanie H. Avatar
Stephanie H.
5 star rating
5/31/2021 - Yelp

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

Rachael A. Avatar
Rachael A.
5 star rating
5/28/2021 - Yelp

Today was so much fun! We got to see gators, wild hogs, snakes, turtles, and raccoons! Captain John R was so knowledgeable about the swamp and really enjoyed showing us everything!!

Rita A. Avatar
Rita A.
5 star rating
5/26/2021 - Yelp

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

Heather M. Avatar
Heather M.
5 star rating
5/26/2021 - Yelp

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

Steve V. Avatar
Steve V.
5 star rating
5/24/2021 - Yelp

Make sure to ask for Captain Everett! Very entertaining and informative. We saw alligators, turtles, raccoons, wild pigs, snakes, and birds galore.
I've done other swamp tours and this one is the best so far.

Ian B. Avatar
Ian B.
5 star rating
5/23/2021 - Yelp

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

Paul R. Avatar
Paul R.
5 star rating
4/21/2021 - Yelp

This was a awesome experience Capt. Chris was very informative and. We had lots of fun , would recommend to anyone visiting the area .

C. A. Avatar
C. A.
5 star rating
4/18/2021 - Yelp

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

Betti B. Avatar
Betti B.
5 star rating
4/18/2021 - Yelp

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

Tessa J. Avatar
Tessa J.
5 star rating
4/17/2021 - Yelp

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

John R. Avatar
John R.
5 star rating
4/13/2021 - Yelp

We took the City Tour of New Orleans with Butch. He and the tour were excellent. He was very well versed in the history and culture of the city. His humor and delivery made it a great intro to our trip. I would highly recommend this tour.

Carey L. Avatar
Carey L.
5 star rating
4/12/2021 - Yelp

Went on swamp tour today and it was excellent! Captain Chris did a great job. The tour exceeded my expectations and I don't say that often.

Kim H. Avatar
Kim H.
5 star rating
4/12/2021 - Yelp

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

JadenHide U. Avatar
JadenHide U.
5 star rating
4/12/2021 - Yelp

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

Oleksandr P. Avatar
Oleksandr P.
5 star rating
4/06/2021 - Yelp

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

Liliana C. Avatar
Liliana C.
5 star rating
4/03/2021 - Yelp

We had a great tour with our amazing tour guide Lukas! He was exceptional and made the tour one of the highlights of our trip! Definitely a must stop!

Leslie E. Avatar
Leslie E.
5 star rating
3/31/2021 - Yelp

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

Wendy N. Avatar
Wendy N.
5 star rating
3/31/2021 - Yelp

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

Your Adventure Starts Today!