Cajun Encounters Reviews
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 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.
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
I was in New Orleans with my family for 9 days in early February, and our swamp tour with Cajun Encounters was one of the highlights of my trip. The scenery and wildlife was spectacular, but like any great tour experience, what really made it for us was our tour guide, a gentleman by the name of Luka. ... read more
I have been on 3 swamp tours in New Orleans, twice with Cajun Encounters. Highly recommend this company! Honey Island gives awesome insight into life on the bayou. You'll see houses on the river and hear all about the history of the ever-changing landscape, the wildlife and even the types of trees and foliage that are unique to the swamp.... read more
Amazing tour. Our guide, J.D., made the best of a bad situation (heavy fog plus guests who needed to get off in the middle of the tour because of a health issue), and still managed to find gators, tell us all about the ecology of the swamp and it's history, as well as tons of information about the flora and... read more
We went on a cold day in February, so we only saw a couple of resting gators barely visible above the water line. Despite that, we still had a blast! We got to see some wild pigs and a lone raccoon. Our tour guide, Judah, was great. He was really knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. He... read more
Came here for a VIP swamp tour during Mardi Gras. Our captain was Desi and he was very informative and gave us a real detailed tour. We really appreciated how he took the time to explain things and answer all our questions. He made it super fun and interactive ! We were able to bring boozes on the boat and... read more
I highly recommend this tour! We saw both plantations, but I just wish I had a little bit more time at oak valley. Whitney is the guided tour so we do that one first. It gives you an insight about a dark history in our country. Kimberly was our driver and she was amazing! Such a friendly person with a... read more
Wanted to give a shout out to CAPTAIN JUDY and our bus driver Dwayne THE ROCK. Dwayne made sure we had a fun and informative ride to the swamp and the great experience continued with Captain Judy. She knocked it out of the park - she was was super knowledgeable about the history and wildlife in the swamp and got... read more
What a great tour! We did the swamp tour this past weekend with Captain Eddie and we had a wonderful time. It was pretty chilly out, so we didn't get to see too many gators since they're hibernating at the moment but we did see several raccoons, lots of snakes, birds, hawks, eagles and my favorite, the wild boars! The... read more
We took this tour Feb. 1, 2020. It was cold and the animals don't like to come out and show themselves. However, our wonderful your guide Jacob, not only did he find the critters, he kept us very entertained the whole time we were looking for them. He was very knowledgeable about the area, flora, laws, way of living.... read more