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4.8 Stars - Based on 3600 User Reviews
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.

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 👌.

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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

Andrew P. Avatar
Andrew P.
5 star rating
3/12/2020 - Yelp

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

Christine C. Avatar
Christine C.
5 star rating
3/10/2020 - Yelp

This was a great tour! Stephen was our Captain and he was great! He told us a lot of history about the river and the bayou. We got to see alligators, wild pigs and wild raccoons. Recommend for anyone coming to NOLA.

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Ramona P.
5 star rating
3/08/2020 - Yelp

Our tour guide name was Luca and he was amazing. We came all the way from California to Louisiana and he showed us a wonderful time ! He is very funny , entertaining, and is very knowledgeable about the swamp! He is also very good looking !!!!!

Miranda C. Avatar
Miranda C.
5 star rating
3/06/2020 - Yelp

Had the BEST time on our tour! Everyone in the group agreed that we had the best tour guide, Stephan. He was hilarious, extremely informative and provided a fantastic experience. Highlight of our trip for sure!

Heather B. Avatar
Heather B.
5 star rating
3/06/2020 - Yelp

We took the small boat tour and it was SO worth it!! Captain Barry did a phenomenal job pointing out wildlife and explaining the swamp. Highly recommend.

Alisha G. Avatar
Alisha G.
5 star rating
3/04/2020 - Yelp

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

James T. Avatar
James T.
5 star rating
3/04/2020 - Yelp

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

Felix L. Avatar
Felix L.
5 star rating
3/01/2020 - Yelp

Enjoyable tour with lots of facts, history, and sightings of wild boards, alligators, snakes, and even some friendly raccoons. Transportation to and from hotel was prompt and friendly

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Wendy T.
5 star rating
2/28/2020 - Yelp

Bush was are Driver. We learned a lot, great host, Super nice and friendly. Glad we had a chance to explore, it was great. Bush was very knowledgeable and spoke the whole time.Loved it!!

Gwen H. Avatar
Gwen H.
5 star rating
2/27/2020 - Yelp

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

Shelli A. Avatar
Shelli A.
5 star rating
2/26/2020 - Yelp

So much fun! Caught a mid-day tour and saw lots of wildlife. Gators, blue heron and other birds, turtles, swamp hogs, raccoons, snakes, and a gazillion types of trees, including the one modeled in Princess and the Frog (my 10 year old loved that). No complaints!

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Paullyn S.
5 star rating
2/26/2020 - Yelp

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

Brianna E. Avatar
Brianna E.
5 star rating
2/23/2020 - Yelp

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

Amber A. Avatar
Amber A.
5 star rating
2/21/2020 - Yelp

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

Michelle A. Avatar
Michelle A.
5 star rating
2/18/2020 - Yelp

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

Adrian J. Avatar
Adrian J.
5 star rating
2/17/2020 - Yelp

We had a BLAST! Emmett ( our tour guide ) was great. Funny and informative... couldn't ask for more.

Berenice S. Avatar
Berenice S.
5 star rating
2/16/2020 - Yelp

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

Jim C. Avatar
Jim C.
5 star rating
2/14/2020 - Yelp

Super organized and educational. Great guide, real in-depth your and worth the time and money. Real good perspective of the area outside NO. Check it out!

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