**Full Disclosure: I received two complimentary passes in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.
Earlier this month, I was headed to a conference in New Orleans. My mom and I took the opportunity to make it a mother/daughter road trip. We left a little early to fit in as much as possible! One of the many things on my ‘I have to do this’ list was a Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour.
Our tickets were booked online so when the day came, we were all set to go. We got up early, drove to the location (beautiful drive & easy to find), then we checked in. Make sure you get there at least 30 minutes before your tour to allow time for check-in. The process is easy, but the line can get long. You’ll get a colored wrist band and then listen for that color to be called. Mom & I had pink wrist bands for the 9am tour. When your color is called, you’ll meet the captain of your boat at a certain spot in front of the Cajun Encounters building. The captain will walk you to the boat and you’ll head out for a two-hour experience.
- I wouldn’t wear a hat or anything that can blow away.
- Parking can be tricky. I’d recommend parking on the other side of the road and walking under the bridge.
- Your captain probably won’t ask for tips, but there was a tip jar.
- If you get on the boat first, you’ll be right by the captain and have a great view of alligators eating lunch. If you get on the boat last, you’ll have a great view of Honey Island.
I would absolutely take the Cajun Encounters Swamp Tour again!! As a matter of fact, my husband and I are already planning to take our kids as soon as we can!
Cajun Encounters Prices:
Without Transportation – Adults: $25 | Children (under 12): $15
With Hotel Pickup – Adults: $52 | Children (under 12): $32.50
$2 discount for AAA, Senior Citizen (65 and older) and U.S. Military. Discounts not valid with other coupons or specials.
9:30am – 12:45pm | 12:00pm – 3:40pm | 2:45pm – 6:00pm | (seasonal*) 5:00pm – 7:45pm
*Seasonal tours run throughout daylight savings time
You can also book tours for plantations, city and cemeteries with the company.