We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cajun Encounters

Features Animals
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 56.00*
and up
New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour With Transport
More Info
USD 29.00*
and up
New Orleans Swamp and Bayou Boat Tour
More Info
USD 92.00*
and up
Oak Alley and Laura Plantation Tour with Transportation from New Orleans
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
A 20 year old locally owned and operated tour company providing highly rated, comfortable, fun, and educational tours of the swamps, city, cemeteries, and plantations in and around New Orleans. We recruit and train the most knowledgeable tour guides and boat captains in the city, and design our boats and buses to be comfortable and safe, providing an unparalleled experience of the city. Plantation Tours: Step back in time and explore two of New Orleans' most famous plantations: Oak Alley, an Antebellum Plantation, and Laura, A Creole Plantation. We'll pick you up from your hotel and take you down the historic Mississippi River Road in the comfort of our air conditioned, air ride buses. City Tours: We'll take you to all the must-see landmarks on your list, including the French Quarter, Garden District, Marigny, and more. Our buses are designed for your supreme comfort with powerful air conditioning, air ride technology, and seamless windows for the best views. Swamp Tours: Take a guided tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. You'll glide through gator territory and hear all about the swamp and its natural inhabitants from our highly knowledgeable, certified captains. See gators and wildlife up close and personal as you explore narrow slews that only our boats are built to navigate. If you want to experience New Orleans, Cajun Encounters Tour Company is dedicated to showing you the best the city has to offer.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“wild pigs” (271 reviews)
“swamp tour” (903 reviews)
“captain greg” (130 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 07:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-834-1770
Write a Review
Reviews (2,826)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,764 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This tour was awesome. The swamp is full of wildlife. The wild pigs came right to the boat, as did the gators. One was enormous. Our guide was excellent. Very funny and knowledgeable. It was definitely worth $60/pp.

Thank ruby7773
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very busy tourist spot what i will say is the trip was good however felt a little rushed. We saw loads of gators and I loved the swamp pigs that part of the trip was fab. My partner and I are from...More

Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Experienced a fantastic swamp tour with Capt Clutch (Jason) Saw a variety of plants and animals - entertaining for sure - wish I could post the video feeding the alligator!

Thank Kara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Toured the Cajun swaps of Louisiana. Our group was about 20 people on a covered boat. We chose transportation from our hotel in the French Quarter, it took about 30min to get to our destination via air conditioned mini bus. Our bus driver spoke throughout...More

Thank Dave K
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review! I can really tell our team did their best. I'll be sure to pass along your kinds words to Jules and everyone else who made your trip special. I hope you visit New Orleans again and we have you as our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a lot of searching on google and picking the locals' brains, I chose Cajun Encounters as our Swamp Tour experience. As we didn't rent a car on our trip we chose the option for them to pick us up ($56 with transportation/person vs. $26...More

Thank tylyn6223
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write such a thorough review. I'm glad overall you enjoyed your experience but I can not apologize enough for the hick ups. Your rating was very gracious and I'll be sure to look into everyone of your concerns. We're...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience with Cajun Encounters - exceptional service with the pickup/transportation from the French quarter. The driver was knowledgeable and shared great facts/background on our way to the swamp. We had the best tour guide - Captain Dan! So fun and relaxed. Our...More

Thank Laura M
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Laura, I appreciate you taking time to write such a nice review. I'll make sure Captain Dan knows how much you enjoyed his tour. I would love to let the driver know your thoughts if you can remember the name let me know. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to New Orleans once before with friends but hubby hadn't. Hadn't done a trip to the swamps so wasn't sure if it was worth it or not. Oh wow so glad we did!! This trip was fantastic. You can opt todrive to...More

Thank crazylady64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this for a second time, having done the tour last year and loved it. Captain Dan was great, super welcoming and polite, and so knowledgable! He really went out of his way to ensure we had a great time and saw as much wildlife...More

Thank Alexandra F
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I love when our friends come back to see us. I'm glad it was just as nice as the first visit. I hope we see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Ryan was the best! He's very funny, informative and lots of fun! Great tour - saw lots of gators, some wild boars & raccoons! Awesome tour at a great price! Highly recommend!

Thank Bobbie0396
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a nice review. Born and raised in Slidell Ryan has fished our area is whole life. I'll make sure you knows how much you enjoyed his tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! Well organized swamp tour. We chose swamp day tour at 12:15 with hotel pick up. We saw alligators, raccoons, turtles and wild pigs. Capitan Jules was great. It's a must ! If you want to purchase your tour online , there is a...More

1  Thank Ewa R
Michael F, Owner at Cajun Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had such a great time with us and that you were able to utilize the online discount. I hope you visit us again either on the swamp or one of our other tours (Walking, City Bus, or Plantation tours).

Nearby Restaurants
Peck's Seafood Restaurant
284 reviews
8.45 km away
The Wine Market
27 reviews
8.93 km away
Camellia Cafe
65 reviews
6.87 km away
Big Easy Diner
73 reviews
9.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
INFINITY Science Center
153 reviews
10.92 km away
Hancock County Welcome Center
16 reviews
11.36 km away
Slidell Historic Antique District
50 reviews
10.21 km away
Slidell Little Theatre
31 reviews
9.77 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Scottie M
11 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from stanclements | Reviewed this property |
We took water and gatorade.
Angela F
8 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from MSM0078 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we were back in French Quarter around 12h30.
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from motravel51 | Reviewed this property |
Mornings have always worked best for me anytime I have gone on wildlife tours, but you probably need to check with the company. They are super polite and helpful, so give them a call or email