Cajun Encounters Reviews
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
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
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
Well worth the money! We took the City Tour with Rene and he was fantastic!!! Learned so much about the history of the City. Got a great overview of the area and stopped for a beignet and coffee at Cafe du Monde in City Park. Perfect length of tour too! (About 2.5 hours) Regarding COVID protocols: Masks on and lower... read more
Thoroughly enjoyed my time on the tour! The people/workers were very personable and funny! Our tour guide was Sunny and he was so informative. I've been on many tours before and this one was one for the books. It was funny, informational, story telling, detailed. We saw alligators, snakes, raccoons, turtles, all types of trees and grasses, historic bridges, and... read more
We took a swamp tour with Captain Bob today.What a fun time. He made sure we saw all of the usual swamp suspects-alligators,wild pigs,racoons, snakes-with plenty of time to enjoy them. What was most delightful was how obviously he enjoyed seeing the animals,too. He seems to know them individually like his pets.It was interesting to hear about the different trees... read more
This was a nice experience. we did the swamp tour.My guy Stephan will give you the tour of a lifetime. Try to go during late spring if you want to see the gators and other wildlife. He also gives you a list of places to check out during your visit to NOLA. It's a must ya heard!
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