Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
from USD $41.80
Board the historic Steamboat NATCHEZ to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - and see the bustling activity of America's second largest port!
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In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Steamboat NATCHEZ, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

View the ever-changing skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the sunny decks or climate-controlled comfort of the majestic Steamer Natchez.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mississippi River, LA

Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where the legendary Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defend the city against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

You also have the option to add on a delicious buffet lunch.


Lunch Cruise Menu

Southern Fried Fish

Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection

Baked Chicken

Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans classic red beans on top a bed of rice with optional andouille sausage


The traditional Louisiana dish with chicken, sausage, and Creole seasoning

Natchez Tossed Salad

Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese and croutons with Chef's choice dressing

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard

with a decadent white chocolate sauce

La Louisiane Sliced French Bread

Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

Duration: 2 hours


  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • Please Note: The Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The Steamboat afternoon cruise was relaxing and educational. We chose to have the lunch on board and that was delicious as well.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2020
Everything about the trip was enjoyable. Was able to take some great pictures of the scenery. It was boring for 10 year old granddaughter. I will never take her on another trip again.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
Interesting trip. Boarding was easy , no line ups, they let people board early and start eating. It made things move along smoothly. Music and commentary were good and food was tasty.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2019
We had perfect weather and sat outside watching the world go by. It was interesting to hear about the Mississippi and the industries that used/use it. There was a bar to get drinks and a gift shop. We popped in to see the jazz band, but unless you had the dinner cruise booked you couldn't get a table. That was ok as you could hear the band through the speakers on the boat and it was much nicer to be outside.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Superior music and the food was much better than I'd expected. A wonderful time well worth the money.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
A very relaxing and enjoyable tour for everyone! We did not do the dinner, but enjoyed just taking in the sites.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
Absolutely beautiful tour with great interesting facts provided as we toured. From start to finish it was an incredible experience. My photos are stunning from it.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
From the steam organ at boarding through the knowledgeable comentry and live music it was a great trip
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
What a great steamboat tour great day weather was lovely and great to see the Mississippi in full glory
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
fantastic cruise on one of the last original steam paddle boats left in the world, plenty to see both on and from the boat with a trip to the engine room if you are so inclined. Worth it though just to see how it all works. Would recommend to any one. Great trip.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time and a wonderful lunch. Even though it rained we were comfortable. The people on the ship were so helpful. I was not ready to eat and they let us go on the second serving. The hostess made us feel like family. We were very happy and delighted with our tour, rain and all.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
Excellent impressed with all the organisation of boarding the boat seating. cometary by the captain exploit g the engine room and general friendliness of the staff his not book lunch but the food looked good on the whole well worth it
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Enjoyed this, food was very good, staff very polite, very informative, would definitely recommend this trip to any friends
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
It was our first time visiting New Orleans and had to check out the Steamboat Natchez. The steamboat was beautiful, a very relaxing cruise that lasted a couple hours. The customer service was outstanding! Enjoyed our captain and his tour along the Mississippi River. Must try the Jazz Punch! So delicious, refreshing and good prices. Definitely a must when you're out visiting!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
It was a great experience the captain was very informative and the staff was very professional Loved everything
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Very pleasant harbor cruise! Informative narration and the engine room was amazing to see. Nice air conditioning to get out of the heat.
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
I had the honor of experiencing this cruise just recently with my daughter on a trip to New Orleans. The music was great, the food was excellent and the information provided as we cruised down the Mississippi River was superb. Will recommend to anyone. I will definitely go again.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
We had a very enjoyable cruise on the Steamboat Natchez. We chose the lunch option and were not disappointed with the buffet. Delicious food and drinks all with an informative narration and some wonderful jazz music as a background. The staff was all wonderful, particularly Gina who gave us some awesome local recommendations for bars and restaurants and when to hit them.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
My friends and I chose to go on the Brunch Steamboat ride. There were 13 of us in town celebrating a birthday. By far this was our best group activity of the weekend. Everyone really enjoyed hearing the history of New Orleans while relaxing on the upper deck with cocktails. When it was time for brunch, we all entered the dining area to a great meal, with an awesome jazz band. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the city to add this to their itinerary.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
We had a great time! The food was wonderful as well as the tour guide. I enjoyed the Jazz band and the atmosphere was terrific. I great experience for my entire family
• Submitted 16 Aug 2019
I loved it was just so hot I would go on a cooler day next time the boat ride and info was wonderful we loved it, great experience
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
Great tour of the Mississippi and New Orleans. Very comfortable and enjoyable experience. Very kind and informative staff/crew.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
We had a great time on the steamboat. We got to see a few things from the Mississippi River. Very relaxing and the drinks were great. We didn’t get the lunch due to the negative reviews on food tastes. The only problem was when we went to the bathroom in the dining hall that someone directed us to, we came out to find an employee who followed us all the way to the door as if we were criminals(highly uncomfortable).I’m guessing it was because we were the few of black folks on there lol. Either way, we still enjoyed ourselves.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Used trip adviser. Great price. The boat ride was fun and a different way to look at New Orleans. The elevation of the river to land. Amazing
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019

In Brief

New Orleans, United States
United States
2 hours

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