Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours
901 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA, USA
Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours New Orleans Reviews
great day trip in the louisiana bayou Mar 14, 2011
Actually saw a brochure for this place while out at lunch one day and was skeptical as I hate going to typical "tourist trap" places or doing activities considered cliche for that city but it looked like fun and the entire family was on board so we booked a trip by calling the number directly rather than booking with a third party rep that was at the location we had lunch.The company actually offers swamp, plantation and city tours. We chose the swamp!!
When we called, they took a credit/debit card info just to hold the reservation, however they did state that if you changed your mind, that there was no cancellation fee which was a great relief. They mentioned that the we would get picked up at our hotel as the one we stayed at was a fairly popular location and had regular pickups. They came on time and the bus was very comfy and clean. We had a few other hotel stops and then we were off out of the city. It was about a 30-40 min ride to get to the swamp and once we got there we went inside and paid at that time.
We were all given wrist bands that were color coordinated based on the boat driver we would have. We were called as a group once our guide came out and off we went. The tour guide Billy was extremely funny and personable as well as knowledgeable. He was a native "cajun" and he had given tours with rockstars like Tommy lee as well as doing segments for morning shows like Live with Regis and kelly and he had some really funny stories and kept us all on our toes. We saw a whole crap load of snakes and also an alligator which came right up to our boat and was fed directly from a string by the guide. Got some very cool pics and had a beautiful day out in the woods.
Part of the new orleans 2011 travel blog
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