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New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
  • Riverboat harbor cruise
  • See the bustling activity of America's second largest port
  • Select option to add on a delicious tableside meal for mid-day departure
  • View the skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the decks or climate-controlled comfort of the riverboat

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

With an optional tableside lunch, this daytime cruise on an authentic steamboat is a hit with families.
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2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
Live Commentary Onboard
Live Jazz Music
Creole Tableside Lunch (if option selected)
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Departure Point

Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Guarantee a spot on this popular cruise by booking a ticket in advance. Choose a morning or afternoon start time and head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter to board the beautiful riverboat. The historic vessel particularly appeals to boat enthusiasts and history buffs, who can linger over the vintage decor.

Stroll the deck as the riverboat begins its cruise along the Mississippi River. Then, find a seat in the cabin or outside, where you can admire unobstructed views of the striking ‘Crescent City’ shoreline and enjoy live jazz music. Learn some riverside history as you pass sites like the Chalmette Battlefield, where the famous pirate and privateer Jean Lafitte teamed with Andrew Jackson to defeat British invaders in the Battle of New Orleans. 

Purchase an optional tableside lunch to sample an array of sumptuous Louisiana fare, from cornmeal-crusted fish and red beans and rice to Natchez’s signature bread pudding and fresh fruit. Coffee and tea are included with your lunch, or you may purchase adult beverages.

Your river cruise ends back at the departure point in New Orleans with plenty of time to sightsee!
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Steamboat NATCHEZ
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the mighty Mississippi, enjoying traditional live jazz, craft cocktails and all the beautiful New Orleans sites, while also exploring the newly renovated riverboat addition to our family. You also have the option to add on a delicious lunch. The Riverboat “CITY of NEW ORLEANS,” uniquely New Orleans - welcome aboard!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mississippi River
Cruise past the Chalmette Battlefield, where the legendary Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defend the city against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 riverboat 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
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine.
  • Due to local Covid ordinances, access to the jazz band may be limited when they are moved indoors due to inclement weather.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If it is a misty/drizzly day, get in line early to find a seat inside or in a covered area." See review
  • "If traveling with young children, you may want to take noise-cancelling earphones, as the horn that sounds upon leaving port, re-entering, or passing another boat is very loud, jolting, and prolonged." See review
  • "Long line - get there early to get a seat facing the port" See review

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star-4
Thumbs up for the bus
riaesha_r
, Jan 2021
The boat was very big and cleaned. The staff was friendly, bars on every floor was great. Wish it was more of an variety of food.
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Your river is ours..(from NE Iowa on the Mississippi)
Jill_S
, Jan 2021
Loved the history narration, the lovely day. Enjoyed trying new foods ( although spicier than we northerns are used to,) Most of all, we enjoyed the live jazz and top deck views.
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Honeymoon
Leonard_L
, Jan 2021
Going down the Mississippi River. The meal wasn’t great but it was ok. I went on a paddle boat similar to this one in Branson and it was a lot memorable.
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star-5
Great experience’
Courtanay_G
, Jan 2021
Me and my Boyfriend really enjoyed the Natchez ride. Lunch was good and the entire staff treated us very well. Can’t beat the price for the experience.
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Excellent
Miesha_M
, Jan 2021
The ride was smooth sailing . The lunch was hot and delicious. The staff was very nice and the cleanliness of the boat and the restroom was very clean and smelled good . The followed the CDC guides to keep everyone safe
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Great
Cleveland_M
, Jan 2021
The whole trip was excellent. The food was great. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I would do again.
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My weekend in New Orleans
George_C
, Jan 2021
The weather was cool,The narration of the surrounding as the boat moved was awesome and very informative and the staff was professional the music that the band played was a really good mix of live Jass music by the band on board. I will highly recommend.
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star-5
Great family experience!
Robin_P
, Jan 2021
Our family of 7 had a wonderful time aboard this cruise! We love New Orleans, and we love learning more about the region, it’s history and present charm. We look forward to seeing more activities open soon!
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star-5
Awesome Natchez Riverboat cruise
Charles_S
, Jan 2021
Pleasant cruise - nice lunch and easy access to pickup point from our hotel - crew was very nice - we would recommend the cruise to anyone in NOLA -
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Better than expected
Lacy_B
, Jan 2021
We had a great time with our preteen & teenager!! Loved all of the history that we saw while cruising down the water. We were a little worried since there was a chance of storms but it just rained while aboard. Plenty of covered areas too to stay dry.
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