Take a trip down to the famous Honey Island Swamp with Cajun Encounters. Their captains are considered experts in their field, resulting in visitors experiencing an authentic tour of one of America’s most untouched ecosystems. With over 3,616 reviews and a rating of 4.8 stars, Cajun Encounters is perfect for those searching for a new kind of adventure.
“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. He answered all of our questions. He grew up in the area so had personal experience and knowledge of the water, plants and wildlife He showed us many alligators, wild boar and raccoon. These critters came quite close as they knew him. He fed them protein logs. Make a reservation a few days before you want to go. Our hotel made ours. We were picked up at a hotel near our hotel. I’d highly recommend being picked up. You must wear a mask on the van. The driver took our temperature as we entered the van. Our van driver, Karen, shared a lot about New Orleans as we drove to the swamp. You pay for your ticket at the gift shop. A mask must be worn. Fun gifts in the shop. Of course I bought my granddaughter a stuffed baby wild boar. 🙂 You can buy cold water and beverages, snacks and ice cream treats. Dont forget to get their alligator jerkey. Nice bathrooms next to the gift shop. No bathroom facilities on the boat. A 2-hour fabulous time. A must do when in New Orleans!”
-Lynn S., September 2020
“This tour was great! From the moment we were picked up by our shuttle driver Alfred, to the end of the tour. Alfred told us info about the area as we passed certain places on the shuttle on our way to the swamp. He was very knowledge and friendly. The tour itself was great. Captain John was very knowledgeable about the swamp, wildlife, and swamp history. He also grew up there so he told us personal stories and experiences which were great to hear him speak about. He was funny and personable and I’m so happy we experienced this tour as first time NOLA visitors. I’d recommend this to anyone.”
-Nia, September 2020
“During this time of partial quarantine for the CovId-19 pandemic, it is difficult to find activities that are open and allow for safety measures for visiting guests of a city. We are from California here visiting a family member and wanted to explore something interesting and adventuresome for my newly teen child to not feel imprisoned by being inside so much. After researching events and activities and carefully reviewing feedback we opted for this adventure tour. Capt. Emmett was a fantastic guide! He was so entertaining, engaging, informative and authentic. The provisions made by the tour company – Cajun Encounters – made the visit very accommodating and comfortable by limiting numbers on the boat and implementing social distancing measures which were quite effective without being imposing or detracting from the excursion. Our group, which was diverse in people, age, and geographical locations was made to feel right at home in “swampland”…. We were encouraged to ask questions, be curious, and be ourselves which made the excursion that much more enjoyable. Thank you to Capt. Emmett for being such a wonderful highlight to our trip to Bayou country. We take back with us joy, laughter, and fond memories of this activity on our trip.”