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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise provided by Gray Line

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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, traveling like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago, when you step aboard the historic riverboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from the harbor, listen to entertaining commentary on the sights that pass by as you stroll the expansive deck, enjoy live jazz music in the main dining area, and check out the churning paddle wheel in action. Upgrade to include a tableside lunch.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    Steamboat NATCHEZ
    Stop: 2 hours
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    Mississippi River
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    Gray Line New Orleans
    400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
    The tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Ride an historic riverboat on the Mississippi River 
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular river cruise 
  • Listen to informative commentary from the captain 
  • Upgrade to include a traditional New Orleans tableside lunch 
  • Listen to live jazz music as you watch the scenery pass
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon departure time at booking, and then make your way to New Orleans’ French Quarter on the day of your trip to exchange your voucher for tickets at the kiosk at Toulouse Street.  Once on board, explore the historic boat's vintage accents and period decorations. Stroll the decks to take in the Mississippi River scenery and views of the city of New Orleans passing by. For the journey out, find a seat indoors to listen to live jazz in the main dining area, or opt to sit outside for narration on passing historic sites, such as Chalmette Battlefield. The return journey features music throughout the boat. If you opt to upgrade to the lunch option, your journey includes a tableside lunch made up of traditional New Orleans fare. End up back at your original starting point, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring the French Quarter or beyond.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Tableside Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • 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
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine.
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jonathan M wrote a review 3 Jan
Tucson, Arizona6 contributions
We took this mini cruise new years eve 2020 as a way to bid farewell to the hell that was 2020 as a whole and the crew aboard the Natchez did not disappoint! The dinner was 100% worth the money, the drinks were strong but very well made, and the wait staff earned a very generous
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Date of experience: December 2020
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TheGatesClan wrote a review Dec 2020
Rancho Santa Margarita, California484 contributions92 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this cruise on the Mississippi River. Staff were fun and friendly. Smaller number of people on the cruise due to COVID so it was even better.
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Sophie wrote a review Dec 2020
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The trip was well worth it. I did not get the food option, however I did buy a few drinks at the bar. The only thing is that some places the guide talks about are on a different side of the boat that you are going on, so there’s a lot of moving around. But it was super fun,
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Date of experience: December 2020
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mantravel14 wrote a review Dec 2020
Atlanta, Georgia213 contributions60 helpful votes
December morning Mississippi River Cruise. Not very crowded. Live three man Jazz band on the return trip. The guide broadcast is informative about the New Orleans history. A good way to spend a couple of hours.
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phoenixwan wrote a review Dec 2020
Taipei, Taiwan227 contributions161 helpful votes
This was very disappointing! It was advertised as a sight seeing tour- well, it was dark, so we were unable to see anything. There was supposed to be “live jazz” which was actually more or less lounge elevator music from a trio removed from everyone Is a separate room (covid
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nicolerichh
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Good times had
The staff made this tour great, wish the bar took cards instead of cash only. Or at least if someone could have let
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imarti-iris
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Great food and excellent music
Nice attraction, the boat is beautiful and have excellent live music, the dinner was really good and flavorful. Add
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Lapolla
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Quality Plus
Quality is when something exceeds your high expectations. The Natchez staff hit a quality home run. We hosted our
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N6704RQjameso
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Dinner cruise
The entire trip was marginal at best. The food was average. The staff rushed us to finish dinner to allow for the n
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Iyeshia J
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Not what I expected
The cruise tour was not what I expected. I opted not to do the dinner option. Simply because the variety was not to
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O3010ZNcynthiak
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Kevin Clark, Grammy Awarding Winning Jazz Dude Does This Tour!
Super informative tour of New Orleans and the French Quarter. Our guide was Kevin Clark, the band leader for Dukes
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MariGlz
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Christmas Eve Dinner
NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED! We are from Texas and the food here is waaay different! But let me tell you it was AWESOME! E
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raquelgZ8918YE
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Lovely evening
Lovely experience. My husband and I really enjoyed our Christmas Eve dinner here. Super friendly staff!
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busteezmama
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Glad we chose to let someone else drive!
The Celebration of the Oaks was drive thru only this year due to COVID. We were visiting and not renting a car so
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Collin96
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Fun Experience
This cruise was fun and offered beautiful views of New Orleans at night. The staff was all super friendly and helpf
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DWBurse
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Get tickets ONLINE, no at gate purchase option
Beautiful lights! Only downfall was I came from out of town and did not realize you could not buy tickets at the ev
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C_Stap
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Only plantation to highlight the slaves' stories
Such a beautiful, sad place. The grounds are well-maintained. Due to COVID, you'll have plenty of space and distan
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T3182IMkimt
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I loved it!!!!
I love this place. I worked on a cruise line thwt docked here. When my sister planed a trip to NOLA this had to b
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RRJ1996
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Wonderful afternoon tour
Our bus driver was great. Informative move on the trip out there. Volume was a little high but I’m old so there’s t
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U4295OYmikeb
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Wonderful Time
Took the dinner cruise. Dinner was fantastic and the service was outstanding. There was a jazz band playing and i
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