• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Partake in a classic New Orleans tradition with a lovely jazz brunch aboard the famous Steamboat Natchez! Journey through time on this 2‐hour 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 aboard the Steamboat Natchez
  • 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 buffet brunch of Louisiana favorites such as Creole shrimp, grits and bread pudding

What You Can Expect

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

River and Skyline

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 Steamboat Natchez. This paddlewheel ship – one of the last of its kind in New Orleans – is the ninth steamer to bear the name Natchez. 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 Natchez begins the 2‐hour 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. 

When whimsy strikes you, head to the brunch buffet and sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare from house‐cured ham and cheese grits to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and warm, sugar‐dusted beignets (full menu included below). 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. 


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a nice tour got to chill and relax and looked at the view with good food and music really liked it

Henry L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

It was a great experience. They have live band. They have buffet. They have Southern Specialty food like bread pudding, banana foster with ice cream and grits. They have someone explained some of the history about New Orleans on the river.

Lori D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Prior to boarding we were treated to a man playing music on the top of the steamboat. We were directed to the buffet area to choose a table and given a card to place on the table to reserve it as ours so we could then head up to the outside seating are to enjoy the views without worrying about losing our seats inside. Food was delicious although there were not many choices but the mimosas were wonderful! I highly recommend and will be doing this again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We had an amazing time on the Natchez! With its rich history and transcendent music, it was easily one of our favorite moments in NOLA. In addition, the food was amazing an we got more than enough to eat. I 100 recommend this tour!

Dionne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing trip, and great cocktails.

Elizabeth L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The narrator was very knowledable and explained pretty much everything we saw along the way. The brunch was OUTSTANDING and much more than I expected. I will do this again if ever I get back to the area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very relaxing trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Sunday brunch whilst enjoying live jazz music meandering down the Mississippi river - this is what you imagine when planning a trip to NOLA and the Natchez did not disappoint. We were so glad to have selected the brunch option for this tour and this allowed us to sit back in comfort within the dining area with a table reserved for the entire cruise - allowing the ability to roam the ship and take in the steam room before retiring for a cocktail or two and listening to the wonderful music. The experience was everything we envisaged and more and was a great way to start the week.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Had such an amazing time. Buffet stayed fully stocked with hot food and friendly servers, the band was also a nice touch


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Did the lunchtime brunch cruise. Food was amazing, staff where attentive, the cruise was worth every dollar

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