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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

By: Gray Line
  • 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 
Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
From US$34.00
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11:30am - No Lunch
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Travel like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago when you step aboard the historic Natchez steamboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from Natchez 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 lunch buffet.
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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Reviewed today
Great break from the heat and walking

We did the cruise with lunch and had a blast. The narrative was very informative. The band was great. We all enjoyed the food. Views were awesome and it was such a nice break to site and see the city with a breeze. We had...More

Thank Tara C
Reviewed yesterday
Relaxing Cruise!

When in New Orleans, you've got to cruise on the Mississippi via Steamboat. The boat was well maintained, and the staff was friendly. We did not dine on the boat, but the food smelled really good. The cruise was very low-key and relaxing. So much...More

Thank cdf2012
Reviewed yesterday
Big River Cruise

Took a paddle boat ride while in NOLA and had a good time. Drinks on board were very good. Narration while on board was informative. The perfect way to pass an afternoon while visiting New Orleans.

Thank Gennaro P
Reviewed 2 days ago
River cruise

My wife and I went to New Orleans for the first time and also to celebrate her birthday,it’s a nice ride on the Natchez I’ll recommend.

Thank Boogs46
Reviewed 2 days ago
A Must

If you are visiting New Orlean, Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise is a must and should be part of your itenary. We did a lunch cruise, where a buffet lunch is served as soon as you board the boat. Be sure to check your ticket to...More

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9 May 2018|
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Response from 150mauime | Reviewed this property |
They'e all right, between 2 to 3 hrs. If your not eating, grab one of the best Bloody Mary's you'll find and sit back, relax and enjoy the history and beautiful views!
Miguel D
6 May 2018|
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Response from hotglueman | Reviewed this property |
I purposely chose the mid afternoon cruise to avoid the extra cost of lunch. You are in New Orleans - eat off the boat and enjoy!
Rich D
20 April 2018|
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Response from latina3172016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have a bar
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