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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise provided by Gray Line

Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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US$ 38.00
2 adults
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Travel like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago when you step aboard the historic Natchez steamboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from Natchez Harbor, listen to entertaining commentary on the sights that pass by as you stroll the expansive deck, enjoy live jazz music in the main dining area, and check out the churning paddle wheel in action. Upgrade to include a lunch buffet.
You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    Steamboat NATCHEZ
    Stop: 2 hours -
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    Mississippi River
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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  • Ride an historic steamboat on the Mississippi River 
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular river cruise 
  • Listen to informative commentary from the captain 
  • Upgrade to include a traditional New Orleans lunch buffet 
  • Listen to live jazz music as you watch the scenery pass
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon departure time at booking, and then make your way to New Orleans’ French Quarter on the day of your trip to exchange your voucher for tickets at the kiosk at Toulouse Street.  Once on board, explore the historic boat's vintage accents, such as the period decorations and the museum-quality engine room. Stroll the decks to take in the Mississippi River scenery and views of the city of New Orleans passing by. For the journey out, find a seat indoors to listen to live jazz in the main dining area, or opt to sit outside for narration on passing historic sites, such as Chalmette Battlefield. The return journey features music throughout the boat. If you opt to upgrade to the lunch option, your journey includes a buffet lunch, made up of traditional New Orleans fare. End up back at your original starting point, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring the French Quarter or beyond.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathleen L wrote a review 7 Jul
Trinity, North Carolina13 contributions
We had a great time. We bought the lunch addition, which ended up being a box lunch, with no choices. What I ate was delicious, but I'd have liked some choice. However, it was a peaceful trip on the river, with nice music and some interesting tidbits from the captain. I can't
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Sandra D wrote a review 2 Jul
Loganville, Georgia54 contributions2 helpful votes
Ok, before I tell you what a great time I had, I do want to start with a warning. On the 2:30 Live Jazz Music Boat Tour, there is no live music. New Orleans still has a ban on live music, so there is jazz music, but it is broadcast over the radio. But other than that, the
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Bernadette L wrote a review Jun 2020
Riverside16 contributions6 helpful votes
This attraction is not ready to operate at this time. Natchez is opening slowly but with no live music like they advertised. I understand this a difficult time but tourists need to know what is involved before they purchase. I would not have booked this if I knew what it
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Date of experience: June 2020
Erik W wrote a review Jun 2020
Huntington Beach, United States8 contributions
We had a great time just after New Year’s Eve and evening with light rain at times it was a great time and very fun. Even our 13 and 16 year olds had fun
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Date of experience: December 2019
Susan W wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
Very good cruise. Just a little crowded. Be sure to sit on the side where you can see what the guide is referring to.
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

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TripAdvisor left us high and dry
Went to dock, was cancelled. NO one told us. Rescheduled by them one time before second cancellation. Can't seem to
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Nice relaxing cruise
This jazz dinner cruise did not disappoint. Great music, good food and awesome views of the city! If you go on wai
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Will not return refund
Our visit was not able to happen in April due to their cancellation. We spoke to a manager yesterday after being
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People (A lot)
Loved it!! Beautiful! The only problem was when you want to take a picture of the lines trees, a lot of people in p
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Worth Every Penny!
This tour was fascinating, fun and extremely informative! Our small group had a leisurely time strolling through S
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was great, very informative. The guides are fantastic and tell a variety of stories from the graves that y
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Great tour!
Reviewing pictures when we got home, we did get a picture of one at the old pharmacy. We would do this again. Gre
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I went on this excursion by myself, and it was a lot of fun! The tour guide shared a lot of historical facts, and i
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Excellent Tour and Tour Guide
An excellent museum, exhibits, and narratives of slavery, how the migration of slaves started, and the life of ensl
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Swamp and plantation tour
Our tour guide was Jim (with one m). Very good tour guide, witty and funny and very informative. Bus driver was als
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This trip did not happen was cancelled by the operator.
We arrived on time to find the trip canceled through a mechanical fault on the boat, the girl at the desk booked us
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Great excursion!
We loved everything about this cruise: the buffet dinner, the Dukes of Dixieland jazz band, the steam calliope as
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Linda S
Great tour but rug up when cold
We loved the steam boat dinner cruise. Food was yummy, some was not to our liking but there was plenty of food to n
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Birthday Visit
Had a wonderful night aboard the Steamboat Natchez. We came out for my Aunts birthday and I was looking for family
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What a wonderful tour, all around. We wanted to spend sometime away from the city and we are very much into history
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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