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.
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
01 Nov - 28 Feb: Monday, Fridays, Saturday & Sunday
01 Mar - 31 Oct: Daily
Boarding begins: 6:00pm
Cruise departs: 7:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
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.
The tour ends at the starting point
Dress comfortably and casually Do carry your camera
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
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