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New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Board the historic Steamboat NATCHEZ to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - and see the bustling activity of America's second largest port!
You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe 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 - Admission included
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    Mississippi River
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Ride an historic steamboat 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 lunch buffet 
  • 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, such as the period decorations and the museum-quality engine room. 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 buffet 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • Please Note: The Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.
  • 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 Steamboat NATCHEZ 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great food, friendly service and clean boat. Only disappointment was the gift shop! The jazz band on board was excellent. We went for lunch so we could see life on the banks. Not too impressive, but we learned a lot from the on board narrator.
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visited here with friends, longest queue ever to get on board. Good seating around the boat but the band could only be heard if you were in the dining room which you had to pay extra for. The sites were only one way, nothing to see on the way back except what you'd seen
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Ok. We were probably on one of the last Natchez cruises as the boat is being put out to grass and probably not before time. As for the cruise, the food was mediocre at best if I was to do this again I would definitely take my own drink and grub. The jazz band was very good and
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This was an awesome NOLA experience. The boat ride was fun, filled with history, and with ample places to sit: chairs and benches; parents and kids enjoyed there ride. There’s a small sundry store with ice cream and some snacks. We don’t drink so we did not go to the bar—but
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Great buffet for lunch or dinner. Go for lunch, it is much easier to see the historic sites during the day! Bar open during cruise, and the food is great an d very well priced! Highly recommend this cruise.
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  • Languages Offered: English
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