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Cajun Bayou & Swamp Tour - New Orleans (Self Transport)

By Cajun Encounters Tour Company


Free cancellation available
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Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment


  • An up-close and Personal Tour of the Honey Island Swamp

  • Encounters with wildlife like alligators, snakes & owls

  • Boat ride past a traditional Cajun village

  • Authentic, safe, personal & hands-on tour

  • An opportunity to learn from local swamp experts

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Professional Tour Guide & Boat Captain

  • What's included

    All Admission Fees

  • What's included

    Tour Offered in English

  • What's included

    Boat Ride Driven by Licensed Boat Captains

  • What's excluded

    Service charge (optional)

  • What's excluded

    Food & Drinks

  • What's excluded

    Transport is NOT included

Know Before You Book

  • Suitable for All Ages. Children Under 3 are Free (seat must be reserved for infant)

  • Tour is Not Wheelchair Accessible

  • All Tours Subject to Change Due to Traffic Conditions or Inclement Weather. All Tours Subject to Cancellation.

  • We cannot control the local wildlife. Therefore, wildlife sightings are never guaranteed.

  • Private tours are available - please contact Cajun Encounters directly.

  • Cajun Encounters has both covered and uncovered boats. A covered boat is never guaranteed. They are available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Transport is NOT included - boats depart from 55345 Highway 90 East, Slidell, LA 70461 (PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINS PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE)

What you can expect

Just outside New Orleans, you can explore Cajun culture in an exotic bayou filled with thriving flora and wildlife. From the comfort of a 22-passenger boat, you can get up close and personal with alligators, wild boars, and native birds while your expert guide provides informative narration about Honey Island Swamp.

Moss-covered cypress trees towering from the river bed welcome you on your journey into one of the wildest swamps in America. Surrounded by pristine beauty, be prepared to run into alligators, raccoons, wild boars, turtles, snakes, and many birds—all native to the area.

Due to the ever-growing alligator population, you may encounter some of these prehistoric creatures as your guide manoeuvres through the windy river. Along the way, glide by an authentic Cajun village that is only accessible by boat.

Cajun Encounters offers an unforgettable journey into the Honey Island Swamp, providing you with great memories from your visit to Louisiana that will last a lifetime. Our shuttle service from most area hotels offers convenience and provides a relaxing way to travel as you enjoy learning more about our unique culture and history.

This rare opportunity to encounter magnificent wildlife in their natural surroundings is an adventure you won't soon forget. Suitable for all ages!

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Cajun Encounters Tour Company
  • 55345 U.S. 90
  • Slidell Louisiana 70461

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Cajun Encounters Boat Launch & Gift Shop
    • 55345 U.S. 90
    • Slidell Louisiana 70461

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