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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

New Orleans, United States

From $39.00

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same classic New Orleans experience of a lovely jazz brunch aboard a historic riverboat! Journey through time on this cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
  • Sunday brunch cruise in New Orleans
  • Take a scenic cruise along the Mississippi River on a traditional paddle-wheel boat
  • Admire views of the city skyline from the spacious decks or indoor cabin
  • Enjoy jazz entertainment from a live trio band
  • Sit down to a wonderful tableside brunch of Louisiana favorites such as Creole shrimp, grits and bread pudding

What's Included

  • Live Jazz Entertainment
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • 2 Hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks (available for purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

    Address: 400 Toulouse Street. The Gray Line 'Lighthouse' ticket office is located at Toulouse St and the Mississippi River (Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Choose a morning or afternoon cruise time for your Sunday jazz brunch and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful riverboat. Fun for all, boat enthusiasts will particularly enjoy viewing the boat’s vintage decor, such as the museum‐quality engine room.

Take a promenade along the deck as the riverboat begins the float along the Mississippi River. Then find a seat in the cabin or on the outside deck, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking New Orleans shoreline and soak up some classic jazz tunes performed by a local trio. 

Sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare, from shrimp and grits to signature bread pudding. Coffee and tea are included with your brunch, or you may purchase wine, mimosas, punch, and Bloody Marys.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee (and walk off your hearty brunch!) 

Note: Pricing is per person and a ‘Cruise with No Brunch’ option is available.

Steamboat NATCHEZ

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience of a leisurely cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter at your selected time for your 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise. Board the riverboat that will take you on an old-time ride along the Mississippi River. The vessel has everything from a museum-quality engine room to a megaphone to call the ship's orders.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included


Mississippi River

As you steam ahead on the Mississippi River, enjoy marvelous views of New Orleans’ skyline while being treated to live music performed by a jazz trio. There is also live narration on board. Inside the cabin or on the outside decks, sit down to a delectable Louisiana-style buffet brunch.

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine
  • The riverboat is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
Operated by Gray Line New Orleans

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:Where is the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:The Jazz Brunch cruise departs from Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery in the heart of the French Quarter (400 Toulouse Street.)

Jun 2021

Q:Is parking available near the departure point for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:There are parking lots in the French Quarter on Decatur Street and adjacent to the dock. These lots offer hourly or daily parking rates.

Jun 2021

Q:What time should I arrive for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. It is best to arrive 30 minutes before departure or sooner.

Jun 2021

Q:Are vegetarian options available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:Yes - There are vegetarian selections including Natchez tossed salad, Crescent City Eggs, Pain Perdu, O'Brien Potatoes, Creole Creamed Spinach, Mini Croissants, Fruit Salad, Bananas Foster and White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Jun 2021

Q:Is alcohol available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:There are bars available on all three decks for guests 21 and over. Alcoholic beverages include beer, a wine list, and specialty drinks.

Jun 2021

Q:Is the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans handicap accessible?

A:Yes - the main deck is accessible, however, access to the top & bottom decks is by stairs only and restroom stalls are not wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I bring an animal with me on the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:The Steamboat Natchez allows animals to cruise with their owners as long as they are a Service Animal as defined by the ADA. Other animals/pets are not permitted. Please note if bringing a service animal in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Jun 2021

Q:What is the dress code for the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:All cruises are casual attire.

Jun 2021

Q:Are restrooms available during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:Yes - restrooms are available on board for your convenience.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I smoke during the Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans?

A:The Steamboat Natchez is a non-smoking vessel, so unfortunately smoking and vaping are prohibited both indoors and on the outer decks.

Jun 2021

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Traveler Tips

If you don’t get there early enough you wont have a seat with a view.
The food is sub-par and for what you pay, you can get a nice brunch elsewhere in New Orleans.
You pick your own table, first come first pick, glad we arrived early and got in line, so we got a table with a view.
460 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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Not to be missed
Sharon_F, May 2022
This was an excellent trip. The food was good the boat was amazing. The staff were very friendly a must do when your in New Orleans
Relaxing and educational
Chanda_S, May 2022
Memorable moment for me and my family very relaxing boat ride and good food, I definitely would recommend
Fun time
Frank_B, May 2022
Great time for our group of 10 family and friends. Several of our guests were from Germany and were impressed with the steamboat cruise.
They didn’t have most of...
STACY_C, May 2022
They didn’t have most of the food the advertised on the menu! However, the ride up the river was nice!
Response from Host, May 2022
Can you tell us what was not presented - we want to check posted menus etc. Thank you.
Lovely Boat ride!
Summer_H, May 2022
The river cruise is a must when visiting the big easy! Everyone is so friendly and the band was fantastic!
Response from Host, May 2022
What a wonderful review
New Orleans Jazz and River
Carmen_H, May 2022
Great experience a Boat is an amazing place. Good Services. The rooms are elegant, organized and clean.
Response from Host, May 2022
We appreciate your great reveiw.
A city full of abundances of everything
Elsa_E, May 2022
Enjoying New Orleans richest history, listening to jazz music and enjoying it’s delicious cuisines … its hospitality
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you Elsa - we love to share the hospitality that our city is known for.
Not Happy
Karen_W, May 2022
We never made it to the boat. There was a strong thunderstorm that morning. We requested a refund based on our ages (73 & 77) and didn’t want to be confined indoors with lots of other people. Viator refused the refund request.
Response from Host, May 2022
We regret that you were not able to cruise with us. Viator has rules regarding cancellations so perhaps they denied it.
Great day on the Mississippi
Steve_L, Apr 2022
Had a wonderful day on the Mississippi River with family. Food was great and service was incredible. It’s a must when visiting New Orleans!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We are definitely a family destination. Thank you
Blah Food
Vincent_M, Apr 2022
I was disappointed that this company replaced the spectacular lunch buffet with a mediocre breakfast buffet. The offerings consisted of dried up tasteless egg squares, frozen microwaved potato cubes, and shriveled up skinny sausages. No bacon or ham and the salad had no dressing. Had to ask for salt, pepper, hot sauce, etc. I suspect they are trying to save money. Also, the boat seemed overcrowded, though they organized it well.
Response from Host, May 2022
Vincent, we still serve lunch Mon-Saturday. We will share your food comments with the Ched
Ok trip
Len_P, Apr 2022
Brunch was good. Audio during brunch was too loud in dining room and spoiled atmosphere. No elevator to upper deck prevented us from fully enjoying Jazz band
It was a good day to be on the water
Valerie_M, Apr 2022
Sight seeing was what I enjoyed the most and the weather was good too. Wish the music was better to get people involved to enjoy the experience a little more.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you, It was a beautiful Louisiana weekend. The music is traditional jazz but we want to talk about the Band so they can be a special experience as well.
Fun experience at the steamboat!
MariaL_R, Apr 2022
The Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise was a fun and enjoyable experience. The narration was wonderful and the music at the deck was great! Our waitress Cleo was very friendly and provided great service. The food was plentiful and decent.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks so much!
Not worth it if docked
Sumyr_D, Mar 2022
The boat stayed docked due to maintenance issues, we were offered the opportunity to take a full refund or half if we went onboard for the brunch and Jazz music…we opted for the experience. However, the musicians were on a TV piped from somewhere on deck, there was no volume so couldn’t hear them at all. The food was a 2 star at best (except for the cream spinach which was phenomenal). I’m sure if we had been cruising instead of just docked the ‘feel’ of the excursion would have made it worth it…docked not at all, even if I get the 50% refund.
Fun paddleboat brunch!
Cathy_A, Mar 2022
It was a very windy morning, which made the trip a bit chilly, but brunch was good. Traditional Nola cuisine with enjoyable live jazz playing in the background. The narration from the crew was difficult to hear at times, depending on where you were in the boat, but overall, it was a nice tour. Friendly crew and staff, and great views of the Nola coastline!
Loved the atmosphere and...
Suzanne_E, Mar 2022
Loved the atmosphere and the narration. Loved hearing the live jazz. Food was good and service was friendly and helpful.
The brunch was very...
William_K, Feb 2022
The brunch was very nicely done and tasty. We have taken the cruise many times, but ever had brunch. Nice!
Henry_H, Feb 2022
The stall was excellent. Make us feel like royalty. Boat was clean and safe. Food was above par. Excellent trip.
Relaxing enjoyment!
Michele_E, Jan 2022
We totally enjoyed the brunch cruise. The food was good, the service was friendly and punctual, the music set the mood for a paddle wheel cruise. Thanks!
Cruise assessment
Jeffrey_C, Jan 2022
Found the brunch good, but the Jazz was poor. No energy, less than average skills, played no much more than an hour. Cruise itself was very next nice.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
We will share this with the band. The first half of the cruise is dedicated to live narration about the city, the river and the port. The second half is to be music - but update and enjoyable traditional jazz.


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