• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Book by February 28, 2018 and receive 26% off the cruise option that includes lunch!

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

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.

Guarantee a spot on this popular cruise aboard one of the city’s last remaining steamboats 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 Steamboat Natchez—one of the last boats of its kind in New Orleans. The historic vessel particularly appeals to boat enthusiasts and history buffs, who can linger over the vintage decor and 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!


Customer Reviews

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour of the harbor. Make sure you are sitting on the left side of the boat. The narration is geared toward that side. Lunch was very good.

stephen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

the ride was very nice really enjoyed it. the food was also very good.

Steven S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

very informative and jazz music was quite entertaining. buffet lunch was also very good, with nice variety of foods.

Burma M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and lunch. Because weather was cool and windy, we stayed inside most of the time and did not get to enjoy the sights as much as we would have liked. We were very pleased with the buffet, service, and entertainment. Every staff member we encountered was very helpful and personable. We highly recommend the Natchez Harbor Cruise.

Marianne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent way to spend a few hours and an unique way to see New Orleans. You get a different perspective from the water. Peaceful way to cruise the Mississippi. Informative - guide was great at pointing out sights along the river, explaining what things were, what had been before Katrina and what the future plans are. We took the lunch option but eventhough the food was excellent next time we think we might try the food in the cafe. The po-boys looked really good. If you buy your tickets on line you still have to exchange the voucher for tickets at the kiosk before you board. We stood in line to board only to find out we needed to go back to the kiosk. Would recommend this tour and would do it again next time we our in the area. MR

Sandra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Very nice. My 87 year old mom and her friend enjoyed their day. Food was good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Was in New Orleans for my Bachelorette Party. We took this tour as something slower paced to do during the day. It is hot in the summer but very relaxing and fun to do with a large group. It rained the day we went. The boat goes out rain or shine. There are places to stay covered. There is a tour guide who teaches riders about the history of the Mississippi.

Jo Ann P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Fun time! Food was okay but the experience was great.

Alvin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Loved it. This was our favorite activity in New Orleans. The boat narrator was excellent at telling what things were and used to be along the way. Lunch was delicious. I definitely recommend this trip.

maria d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent! A must do to experience the Misisipi River first hand, the boat has many bars to sip a drink while taking in the magnificent views. I'll skip the lunch/dinner buffet option not worthy and go straight to the rear upper deck where one of the bars is located offering many good choices to choose from. The ride last about two hours so I highly recommend taking the 11:30am departure.

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