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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

$31.50 USD

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!


Lunch Cruise Menu
Southern Fried Fish

Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection
Baked Chicken
Red Beans and Rice

New Orleans classic red beans on top a bed of rice with optional andouille sausage
The traditional Louisiana dish with chicken, sausage, and Creole seasoning
Natchez Tossed Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese and croutons with Chef's choice dressing
White Chocolate Bread Pudding
A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard
with a decadent white chocolate sauce
La Louisiane Sliced French Bread
Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Aug 2018

We booked the lunch cruise...the staff, food, band and experience was great! Would do it againif back in NOLA!!! Worth the time, knowledge and money!

, Aug 2018

We did this tour as part of a bachelorette weekend in New Orleans (bride-to-be LOVES boats), and it was so nice! The boat was so unique and the lunch was AMAZING!! We couldn't stop grubbing down on the red beans and rice and the bread pudding! :)

, Aug 2018

We spent the afternoon of our July 4 on this boat. After an extremely hot muggy day the cool breeze on the river was refreshing. The drinks and staff were even better. It was a little hard to hear the conductor tell us about different things along the river unless you were closer to the inside of the boat. This was a nice tour to end our day with. We had spent the entire morning walking and it was very relaxing.

, Aug 2018

The boat is beautiful. All the crew and staff were fantastic. Amazing tour, and an amazing lunch. The views and tour guide were top notch. We got caught in a thunderstorm which made it more breathtaking. The band was great as well. Would recommend this trip to everyone!!!

, Jul 2018

The steamboat Natchez cruise was an excellent way to cruise on the Mississippi. As you would expect the boat was old but quite comfortable. We chose the lunch option, it was well worth the bit extra you pay. To be honest nothing of great note to look at but it was a nice way to spend an afternoon with family, drinking,eating and taking in the relaxing atmosphere.

, Jul 2018

Excellent Tour!
Well Planned!
Excellent Food!
I would take this tour often if I lived in New Orleans!

, Jul 2018

We had a great time the lunch was excellent and the crew was very friendly. The boat was clean and well maintained.

, Jun 2018

We had a wonderful time on the Steamboat Natchez. Very glad we chose the non-dining option - thought he food looked great, we got to sit outside the dining area and spent the entire two hours seeing the sights from the Mississippi, all the while getting information along the way about those sights from a very entertaining commentary. Having had the commentary on the journey away from the dock, we then enjoyed the entertainment of a dixieland trio back to the dock.

While there were many on the cruise, there was no trouble for anyone to find a seat with a vantage point, and refreshments were readily available with efficient service. The same efficiency was on show getting us onto the boat it was well organised and queues were dealt with and moved through quickly.

We'll certainly take this tour again when we go back.

, Jun 2018

This was a good trip for my kids and I. Wish it was longer and more to do on the boat.

, May 2018

We booked the lunch option for this tour. This was a nice relaxing afternoon. We loved the food! We had grilled catfish, chicken breast, salad, beans and rice, and bread pudding. We were very full! You could listen to the narration about the Mississippi river which was interesting. After we got lunch at 12:15 we had a hard time finding a seat back in the shade because we wanted to sit outside. Overall it was an enjoyable tour!

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