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Pelican New Orleans started as Cajun Encounters Swamp Tours with one man, one boat, and a mission to show visitors the natural beauty of Louisiana. As PNO grew over the past twenty-five years, this mission has remained at the core of each company’s success – to deliver exceptional service to visitors who desire to experience authentic Louisiana.

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Pelican New Orleans is proud to provide the following services:



PNO specializes in the design and delivery of unique authentic experiences for individuals and groups with special interests.

our testimonials


We were in New Orleans for a Regional Sales Meeting and looking for a fun, unique team building activity that embraced the New Orleans’ culture. We came across Pelican New Orleans and their Cajun Encounters tour. Our first phone call with PNO proved to us this was the right fit. She customized the tour to fit the needs of our large group who traveled from all around the US. This included four private boats guided by experienced captains native to the land followed by a huge crawfish boil with food to feed well over 100 people. PNO went above and beyond for our group. Not only was she friendly and extremely accommodating of our needs, but she also served as our own personal crawfish tutor for those of us unfamiliar with the cuisine. It was a major hit! The staff was fantastic, and the food was incredible! I would highly recommend PNO and the staff at Pelican New Orleans to any large group looking for a great time!
Dan H.
Wilson Sporting Goods
We’re an Australia based professional conference organizer with a high end incentive group recently in New Orleans. PNO and the Pelican team were a delight to work with from the initial research, though the site inspection and delivery of the event. When an uninvited guest (Hurricane Barry) threatened to derail the festivities, PNO and the team were a valuable asset in helping us keep it all on track.
Synergy Events
I have worked with PNO on two group trips to New Orleans, and I would not consider contacting any other DMC in New Orleans after receiving such fine service in conjunction with my group plans. PNO provided excellent tactical advice for scheduling city coach tours and walking tours, museum and plantation visits and parade route information. She has been a wealth of knowledge and shares resources, and Pelican Tours has delivered in every way. My groups returned with glowing reports, and I have PNO and Pelican Tours to thank!
Jayne K.