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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

Location New Orleans
Departure Daily
From €20.80 per person
Departure Date

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  • 2 hour paddle wheeler boat cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Live jazz music
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)

Board the historic Steamboat Natchez to the delightful tunes of the Steam Calliope. Experience the sights and sounds of river life that enchanted characters of history and literature - like Mark Twain's Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - and see the bustling activity of America's second largest port!

View the ever-changing skyline of 'The Crescent City' from the sunny decks or climate-controlled comfort of the majestic Steamer Natchez. 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.

You also have the option to add on a delicious buffet lunch.

  • 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 Steamboat NATCHEZ 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

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Shaun N , February 2017

The food was amazing and the cruise was nice and relaxing. The commentary was very informative as well!

Reviewed by Martin B , February 2017

Great steamboat ride and lunch

Reviewed by Diana A , February 2017

This was an excellent tour. The staff are extremely nice and friendly. The food was wonderful so spend the extra money to eat on board! We really enjoyed this activity. A big thanks to Gina who shared some tips with us for our upcoming cruise. She had just taken the same cruise recently.

Reviewed by Kathryn L , January 2017

The calliope and steam horn took us back in time. The drinks were exceptional.

Reviewed by Marshall T , January 2017

Great trip, everything was available to all passengers, drinks, food, listening to a live jazz band and a visit to the engine room. worth every penny / dollar. Definitely a steam boat. Great information / narrative given through out the cruise would recommend to all young or old.

Reviewed by cmcmahon0711 , January 2017

It was a great way to learn the history of the area. Great time and would recommend
to ones going to the area.

Reviewed by Shannon G , January 2017

I really enjoyed the cruise. It moves very slowly, of course, which my teenage boys were not thrilled about, but that is the nature of the boat. It was informative and relaxing. I would also recommend springing for the lunch. The food was delicious and well worth the small price.

Reviewed by Deborah F , January 2017

Great trip,,we had a beautiful day,, guide was informative,, Bloody Mary Great!!

Reviewed by Kent Y , January 2017

The Natchez cruise was great. I would recommend anyone traveling to New Orleans to take a cruise on the Natchez. It last 2 hours, and it is entertaining. We enjoyed the brunch, it was delicious.

Reviewed by James B , December 2016

For those drawn to the water, history buffs, fans of vessels and tradition, this is a must-do. Details like watching the captain give docking instructions via megaphone to the bridge from the bow, observing the goings-on in the engine room, and the onboard narration of the sights and history we're passing over the course of two hours. A fine jazz band played during the second half of the cruise, providing perfect accompaniment to the scenery. Note: you need to exchange your Viator digital voucher for paper tickets at the lighthouse-shaped ticket booth before boarding.