Tuesday to Sunday
11.30am and 2:30pm. (Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time)
The cruise departs from the Toulouse Street Wharf behind Jax Brewery.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
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 also have the choice to sample some local cuisine by opting for the Creole Buffet Lunch option.
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 is 30 minutes prior to departure time.
Enjoy a delightful, old-fashioned steam calliope concert 15 minutes prior to boarding.
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.
Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the port of New Orleans will make this cruise informative as well as entertaining.
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’.
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.
Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
The cruise returns to the starting point at the end of the tour.
Please note that a gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise.
Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to cruise departure time
Schedule and availability are subject to change. Please call the local operator on arrival in New Orleans to confirm schedule.
Cruise Substitution ? : Should it be deemed necessary, the New Orleans Steamboat Company reserves the right to substitute either vessel in place of the other (Steamboat NATCHEZ & Riverboat CITY OF NEW ORLEANS) for any reason, at any time. No refunds will be issued for vessel substitution.
Great cruise and great atmosphere , enjoyed the lunch.
An excellent tour more than I’d expected
Overall, a very nice, relaxing cruise. It was a very hot day but the dining area was nice and cool. The entertainment was excellent....
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