• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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 May 2018

We loved our ride on the Natchez Steamboat. Even though the line was extremely long, the boarding process was quick and smooth. There was plenty of room for everyone on the decks with alot of seating along the railings. WE did not choose the meal option but were still able to go into the dining room and purchase snacks and listen to the Jazz band. I'd definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was relaxing and the food was great!

Luis R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

You have to do this once in a lifetime. I highly recommend it to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A great tour and nice time on the river!

Albert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our first time in NO. We selected this tour and was not disappointed. The great seat selection by us, lunch yummy, Jazz and visiting the other areas of the ship.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Excellent tour! Good food, views, information and live jazz music. Excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The only real steamboat on the Mississipi, we enjoyed the tour, it gives you a nice view of New Orleans, food was decent, weather was a little chilly.

Stuart G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very relaxing tour and just gives another perspective of the city. We did the tour without the food portion better to eat on any of the restaurants in the area.


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!

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