We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New Orleans Natchez Harbor Steamboat Cruise with Live Music

By: Gray Line
Best Seller
  • 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 
Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise
From US$ 34.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
11:30am - With LunchMost Popular
11:30am - With Lunch
US$ 46.00
2:30pm - No Lunch
2:30pm - No Lunch
US$ 34.00
11:30am - No Lunch
11:30am - No Lunch
US$ 34.00
Show 1 more
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.
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.

Write a Review
Reviews (770)

1 - 5 of 151 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
nice trip on a steamboat

I had a good time on the Natchez. I booked it with the lunch and the buffet was good. It takes a little till the boat departs so I would recommend to take lunch in the first slot. When you are finished the boat departs...More

Thank flosse83
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
a good excursion

We really enjoyed the view of the port from the water. The ride was smooth and a good duration I recommend this excursion.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great way to see the Mississippi River banks and history

We had a great time on here! I purchased our passes through Groupon and it was worth it! We got the option with lunch and the food was great. We first went and got a snack and then returned for the full lunch. We did...More

Thank ekkarkoski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Fun excursion

Took the 2:30 cruise. They leave the harbor and head down the river for an hour and then turn around. Captain is knowledgeable and entertaining. Great live jazz band. Good buffet. If you’re doing this cruise, pay the small extra fee for the buffet. Lots...More

Thank Food_Dude741776
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great trip

Dinner was good Roasted beef, pork, potatoes, green beans, sea food pasta, drinks and deserts. Service was great. Trip on river was fantastic Jazz Band was top of chart.

1  Thank Ann B
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Food_Dude741776 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe they have a full bar on each of three levels
12 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Marilyn P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they mention it in the briefing and they have them by law
27 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from RoseM1407 | Reviewed this property |
It starts in the harbor and goes up the Mississippi about 7 miles. The scenery is not real exciting. The history is interesting. If you take a cruise with a meal, the food is good and the music the day of our cruise was... More
Travellers Also Viewed
New Orleans 2-Hour Steamboat Natchez...
1,080 Reviews
from US$ 48.00*
New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Brunch...
257 Reviews
from US$ 34.00*
New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off...
998 Reviews
from US$ 39.00*
Special Offer
New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire...
866 Reviews
from US$ 14.99*
US$ 26.50
Frequently bought together
Special Offer
New Orleans Ghost, Voodoo and Vampire...
866 Reviews
from US$ 14.99*
US$ 26.50
Special Offer
New Orleans City of the Dead St Louis...
522 Reviews
from US$ 11.99*
US$ 26.50
New Orleans Swamp Boat and...
772 Reviews
from US$ 176.00*
New Orleans Hop-On Hop-Off...
998 Reviews
from US$ 39.00*
Swamp and Bayou Tour with Boat Ride...
532 Reviews
from US$ 51.00*
Louisiana Wetlands Airboat Ride...
88 Reviews
from US$ 75.00*
New Orleans City Bus Tour
244 Reviews
from US$ 44.00*
Louisiana Swamp Boat Ride and...
176 Reviews
from US$ 89.00*
New Orleans 2-Hour Swamp Tour by Boat...
317 Reviews
from US$ 56.00*
Swamp and Bayou Tour with Boat Ride...
532 Reviews
from US$ 51.00*
Louisiana Swamp Boat Ride and...
176 Reviews
from US$ 89.00*
New Orleans Honey Island Swamp and...
231 Reviews
from US$ 29.00*