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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)
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Gratuities

Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

The tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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:
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.)
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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.
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Q:
What is the dress code for the New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:All cruises are casual attire.
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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
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.

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star-1
Not happy.
Anita_R
, Aug 2021
I booked a trip because I was vacationing in New Orleans and I received a email telling me the trip was canceled. I was very disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Cancellations were emailed as soon as we learned that the cruise could not take place due to a maintenance issue. It was sent to the email on file. It was the fastest way to reach everyone ticketed for that event. We were sorry to disappoint our guests.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
It was great...hope to try again when boat is operating
Deseri_Y
, Aug 2021
Boat was not operating unfortunately, but the buffet, music and service for brunch was amazing. We were able to shop and take great photos on the top deck and listen to great jazz music. I hope to trybit again when the boat is operating.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Please join us again. We would love to have you enjoy the full expeience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Bad experience
Francisco_T
, Aug 2021
Tour was cancelled and never received an email telling us that before. Had to show up at the boat location to find out about the cancellation.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Cancellations were emailed as soon as we learned that the cruise could not take place due to a maintenance issue. It was sent to the email on file. It was the fastest way to reach everyone ticketed for that event. Our apologies if you did not see that email. We don't like to disappoint our guests.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Disappointing
Debra_J
, Aug 2021
Broke down. Tied to dock but at least we got to go on and have a fabulous brunch. And part of the money will be refunded.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
We were sorry to disappoint you but hope you will visit again. it was necessary to err on the side of safety.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good
Sandra_C
, Aug 2021
Was a good thing to do while visiting New Orleans with my husband. Nice lunch as well. It seemed also very good for family oriented. The jazz music was good too.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so very very much! We are a family run, and family oriented company.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Wonderful experience!
Bridgett_G
, Aug 2021
What a wonderful experience! My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed the steamboat tour, especially the Dixieland jazz band.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Bridgett - we really appreciate the review!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Enjoyable boat tour
Crystal_C
, Aug 2021
I was afraid my teens would be bored but they loved it. We tried the lunch, some of it we liked. Nice
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you and your entire family!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Nice
Levonda_L
, Aug 2021
Very nice and peaceful tour. My family and I really enjoyed ourselves. The picture taking as you get on the boat with the option to purchase is a great plus.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful boat ride
Sydney_B
, Aug 2021
The steamboat ride was not only educational, but great for sight seeing. It was an awesome experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting New Orleans! The lunch and bar was very good as well. We enjoyed it a lot!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much Sydney
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A must do!!
Jessica_P
, Aug 2021
Great food, wonderful service and an all around welcoming and safe environment. We went for the lunch cruise and really enjoyed our time. I am not understanding the complaints about the views.....it's New Orleans, a port city taken out by a hurricane 🤣. I loved the commentary, learned a lot!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
What a great review Jessica --thank you!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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