• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 34.00 View price calendar

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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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing! Highly recommended.

Margaret B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A most enjoyable voyage......
Saw much! learned much!

Leanna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We were extremely surprised and pleased with the quality of the lunch served during our river trip.

Jamica L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

My family took the cruise on Christmas Eve, and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious and a great value considering the beautiful backdrop of the river with an awesome jazz band. We also enjoyed learning more about the history of New Orleans and taking pictures on the water. It was great!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A really good 2 hours on the Mississippi with a jazz combo and lunch, the bread pudding is great, I had 3 portions. The commentary was very informative. I would really recommend this trip!!

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was well worth the money spent. You can see the engines of you like and he memorized by the constantly turning paddle, The commentator was very interesting, sharing details about New Orleans that were fascinating and helpful. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Elizabeth M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time. The commentary of the ship's captain was very informative, and the jazz band on board was great. You get your money's worth on their drinks, too -- no scrimping on the rum in the hot chocolate buttered rum! The price is right, too. Enjoy!

Lynn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We really enjoyed the cruise and food. Very good price too. Highly recommended.

tamara s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Exceeded expectations!!! Surprisingly good food, great music and narration. Plenty of room to move about and super friendly staff! Looking forward to going again at night next time to get different perspective. Husband agrees: thoroughly enjoyable!!!

Kyle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a lot of fun. As a millennial we were the youngest on the cruise but at least they had a bar!

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