Tour code: 3780STEAM

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Journey 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 Steamboat Natchez for a 2‐hour 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 buffet lunch (additional expense).


  • Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
  • See the bustling activity of America's second largest port
  • Select option to add on a delicious buffet lunch for 11:30am and 2:30pm departure
  • View the skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the decks or climate-controlled comfort of the Steamer Natchez

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What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

True to tradition in every detail, boarding the Natchez makes you feel as if you have entered another era.

Choose a morning or afternoon start time for your harbor cruise and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful Steamboat Natchez — one of the last of its kind in New Orleans. Fun for all, boat enthusiasts will particularly enjoy viewing the boat’s vintage decor, such as the museum-quality engine room.
Stroll the deck as the Natchez begins its 2-hour float 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 buffet 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. (Full menu included below). 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!

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Sample Lunch Menu
Menu Subject to Change*

Southern Fried Fish*: Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection
Red Beans and Rice: New Orleans classic red beans with andouille sausage and served over Jazzmen® rice
Roast Beef Debris and Gravy: Served over mashed potatoes
Vegetarian Pasta Salad
Chef’s Daily Selection
Vegetable du Jour
Cole Slaw: House prepared creamy cole slaw
Cornucopia of Fresh Fruit
NATCHEZ Bread Pudding : A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread, eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon with a Callebaut® Belgian white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Fresh Sliced French Bread
French Market Coffee and Iced Tea included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.
Featuring our proprietary spice blends from Andy Roos.

Customer Reviews

Heather N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful time :)

Adrian E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My family and i loved this tour. Boat was clean and very spacious. We had seating for all of us and the food there was perfect. I am glad they have air conditioned zones because the humidity was just insane. I would recommend this to people from out of town and the engine room was just one more additional treat. Loved it.

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We loved the ride, the historical tour narrative and the views. It is a perfect way to see the area and get some historical information.

zahid b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Cheryl P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful captain that did a great job telling about the city. The lunch was delicious as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour ,crew was curtious. Would do it again.

Carl N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Enjoyed By Everyone

Miranda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Me and 8 others booked this cruise with lunch. It rained so after walking and running in the rain to board the ship on time we finally made it and it was great! The food and drinks were amazing with plenty to offer. Sitting out on the ship was very relaxing! Would highly recommend and would do again

Merle E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great narration during the cruise. Lunch was wonderful. Would definitely recommend it.

Selena T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The boat ride was a great trip with the music and food and the guide was really informative, we enjoyed our tour

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