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Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez with Optional Dinner

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  • See the sites of New Orleans from an authentic paddlewheel steamboat
  • Live jazz will be performed by the world- renowned Dukes of Dixieland
  • Make the experience even more magic by adding the optional dinner


Enjoy a cruise on the mighty Mississippi river on an authentic paddlewheel steamboat. The historic steamboat Natchez is one of the only six authentic steamboats left on the Mississippi river in New Orleans.

Cruise down the Mississippi River while hearing the beautiful music of its calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat.)

Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The steamboat Natchez shows you New Orleans, one of the world's most active ports, as it can best be seen - from the river.

You have the option to add a buffet dinner which offers many local specialties.

This tour is being operated by our key partner, Gray Line New Orleans,which is one of the world's leaders in sightseeing tours and ground transportation.


The steamboat cruise departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf, where Toulouse Street meets the Mississippi River. Boarding begins one hour before departure time.

Board the Steamboat Natchez and experience the mighty Mississippi River from the deck of one of six authentic paddlewheel steamboats left in it. See New Orleans, one of the world’s most active ports, as it can best be seen from the river aboard New Orleans’s only authentic steamboat, the Steamboat Natchez.

Begin your cruise from the heart of the French Quarter and go back to a time when cotton was king and life was as slow and graceful as the current of the Mississippi.

Tour the historic steam engine room and learn how steam powers the engines to turn the paddlewheel and provide the energy for the delightful tunes of the calliope, also known as a ‘steam organ’ or a ‘steam piano’.

Upgrade to the dinner option to enjoy casual buffet style dining while listening to live jazz by the world- renowned Dukes of Dixieland.

The cruise returns to the starting point at the end of the tour.

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  • Something fun for the whole family!

    Great friendly staff members. amazing tasty food and enjoyable entertainment. a little bit cold outside even traveling in late spring. great way to experience some music...

    Callan McKinnon
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Nov - 28 Feb: Monday, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday
01 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily


2 hours

Start time

Boarding begins: 6:00pm
Cruise departs: 7:00pm
Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point

The cruise departs from the Lighthouse Ticket Office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), only 1 block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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  • 2-hour dinner cruise on board Steamboat Natchez
  • Casual buffet-style dinner (option based)
  • Live Jazz by the world-renowned Dukes of Dixieland
  • Tour of the Engine Room


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities and Alcoholic Beverages


Dress comfortably and casually Do carry your camera

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Please note

Please note children under 6 (not occupying a seat) are free of charge but charged for food (which can be paid on board the cruise).

Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm schedule.

Please note that a gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise

Redeem your voucher at the ticket window for a boarding pass

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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