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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
  • Riverboat harbor cruise
  • See the bustling activity of America's second largest port
  • Select option to add on a delicious tableside meal for mid-day departure
  • View the skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the decks or climate-controlled comfort of the riverboat

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With an optional tableside lunch, this daytime cruise on an authentic steamboat is a hit with families.
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2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
Live Commentary Onboard
Live Jazz Music
Creole Tableside Lunch (if option selected)
Local Taxes
Gratuities

Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Guarantee a spot on this popular cruise by booking a ticket in advance. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful riverboat. The historic vessel particularly appeals to boat enthusiasts and history buffs, who can linger over the vintage decor.

Stroll the deck as the riverboat begins its cruise along the Mississippi River. Then, find a seat in the cabin or outside, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking ‘Crescent City’ shoreline and enjoy live jazz music. Learn some riverside history as you pass sites like the Chalmette Battlefield, where the famous pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte teamed with Andrew Jackson to defeat British invaders in the Battle of New Orleans. 

Purchase an optional tableside lunch to sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare, from cornmeal-crusted fish and red beans and rice to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and fresh fruit. Coffee and tea are included with your lunch, or you may purchase adult beverages.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. You also have the option to add on a delicious lunch. The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 riverboat 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
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine.
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
Where is the departure point for the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The harbor cruise departs from Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery in the heart of the French Quarter (400 Toulouse Street.)
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
There are parking lots in the French Quarter on Decatur Street and adjacent to the dock. These lots offer hourly or daily parking rates.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time should I arrive for the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. It is best to arrive 30 minutes before departure or sooner.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is alcohol available during the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
There are bars available on all three decks for guests 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages include beer, a wine list, and specialty drinks.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise handicap accessible?
A:
Yes - the main deck is accessible, however, access to the top & bottom decks is by stairs only, and restroom stalls are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring an animal with me on the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The Steamboat Natchez allows animals to cruise with their owners as long as they are a Service Animal as defined by the ADA. Other animals/pets are not permitted. Please note if bringing a service animal in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the dress code for the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
All cruises are casual attire.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available during the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
Yes - restrooms are available on board for your convenience.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I smoke during the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The Steamboat Natchez is a non-smoking vessel, so unfortunately smoking and vaping are prohibited both indoors and on the outer decks.
Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "If it is a misty/drizzly day, get in line early to find a seat inside or in a covered area." See review
  • "If traveling with young children, you may want to take noise-cancelling earphones, as the horn that sounds upon leaving port, re-entering, or passing another boat is very loud, jolting, and prolonged." See review
  • "There’s plenty of seating, no need to hurry up and queue up to score a seat." See review

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star-5
Great vacation day!
Teresa_L
, Jul 2021
Great food and service. Staff was very friendly. Captain was very informative about what we were seeing as we went up and down the river.
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star-4
Fun but hot
Kristina_R
, Jul 2021
Very fun trip! Super hot and humid though. Lines for drinks was long most of the trip but if you went down a floor it seemed to move quicker. Wish they had more things to point out on the trip!
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star-1
Horrible Experience
Chevelle_P
, Jul 2021
Paid for brunch, but they wanted to just give us a ticket that said sightseeing without the food. Not organized, food was trash. Waste of money. Not recommended
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star-3
Pretty simple fun
Donovan_H
, Jul 2021
The tour and the staff were really cool. The RB and rice and bread pudding were good but not the other stuff. The info and the staff were the highlight of the cruise.
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star-4
Anniversary Boat Experience
Rick_Robin
, Jul 2021
The experience, ie food, jazz band and professionalism of everyone was outstanding. My wife and I will always remember our trip.
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star-4
Worth the experience
Mo_H
, Jul 2021
It was ok, gets boring after the first hour… outside too hot so we stayed inside mostly… worth going once!
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Worth it
Monica-F
, Jul 2021
Over all the tour was nice food was great. Boarding the picture crew rush to take our pictures and trash bin and others were in the background which wasn’t nice however the managers allowed us to retake our pictures and they were amazing while doing so. I would love the tour in the spring or near fall. It’s worth the money over all staff was great We were pleased
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star-5
Steamship Nanchez , a must!
Ddt
, Jul 2021
The music was great! The food and service fine and the narration excellent! Very informative and enjoyable trip. Worth every bit of the cost. Next time, we’ll try the brunch or dinner cruise.
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Afternoon Delight
Suzy_c
, Jul 2021
Such an outstanding experience at a great price! Plenty of seating whether you preferred indoor or outdoor! Staff was very friendly and fun!
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star-5
It was a very enjoyable couple of hours
Debra_L
, Jul 2021
The employees were very accommodating to our family to help us get on the boat. We have a couple of handicapped people that find it hard getting around.
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