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Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour - Drive Out

Owned and operated by New Orleans natives, Cajun Encounters scouts out the best experts in the field to give you an authentic, safe, hands on tour

$29.00 2 Hours

About This Experience

Take a bayou tour of the famous Honey Island Swamp. You’ll glide through gator territory on a small, flat-bottomed boat and hear all about the swamp and its natural inhabitants from local, expert captains. Some of the best experts in the field give an authentic tour of one of America’s most unique ecosystems. Many captains have lived on the water for most of their lives and have earned field degrees to give you the best experience possible. On every tour, you’ll have the chance to see alligators, wild boar, raccoons, snakes, owls, egrets, and more – all in their natural habitat

This tour does not include transportation. Please be aware that cabs and ride sharing services may not travel to this tour location. Please meet at Cajun Encounters, located at 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461. Refunds are not applicable to tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour time

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See the wildlife up close and personal as you explore narrow slews that the 22-passenger boats are built to navigate. Get the chance to see alligators, raccoons, wild boar, exotic birds, turtles, and many more creatures that call the swamp home. Hear all about the Louisiana bayou as your captain tells you all about the different types of flora and fauna that surround you.

5 (4) Overall Experience
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I love these tours, the guides are outstanding, knowledgeable, adept in navigating the swamps and funny too. Didn't see any alligators on this trip but have on previous ones. Time of year is critical for sightings but in spite of that there was a great deal of other wildlife and humor to go around. Highly recommend.

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The swamp tour was fantastic and so much fun. We drove from New Orleans to Slidell, which was a very easy and short drive. It was a very easy and painless process getting checked in and waiting for the tour to start. You are divided into groups and then put onto a flat bottom boat to start your tour through the swamp. Captain Bishop was our guide through the swamps and bayou's and he was awesome. The scenery was just fantastic and everything that I expected it to be and more. We saw so many alligators and most were comfortable with all the boats passing through. We saw some wild pigs and they just walk right up to the boat and open their mouths, waiting patiently for a snack. Captain Bishop was very informative and knew the alligators by name and what they liked/disliked, which was fascinating to me. He showed us so much wildlife and plant life and gave a great narrative of everything. I had so much fun on this tour and I would definitely go back again.

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Captain Gary took us out on this two hour tour of Honey Island. Very informative and entertaining, the covered pontoon ride was a great way to see the natural surroundings and wildlife. Would go certainly go again!

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If you're looking for a great swamp/bayou tour, this is the one to take! We had Capt. Gary and we was very informative and you can tell he loves his job. We got to now only see several alligators, but a clan of swamp hogs, a blue heron, adorable turtles and a very unusual bird called an Egress (I think). Went went far into the bayou and I've never seen anything so beautiful. Definitely a must do!