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Address: 400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: +1 504-569-1401
08:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic...

Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French Quarter on our daily Harbor Cruise at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Board to the sounds of the Steam Calliope, followed by a trip to the museum quality steam engine room, live historic and port narration brings the Mississippi River alive during your two-hour cruise. Optional food is prepared on-board Monday-Saturday. Sundays are perfect when you join our Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch. Full bar available and "small plate"snack bar open Monday-Saturday in the Captain's Salon. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Evening Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. Choose Dinner aboard with New Orleans style food prepared with fresh ingredients, special seasonings and love, buffet style - sure to please those who want to experience our local cuisine. Southern hospitality is in large supply at our fully stocked bar and our mixologists will dazzle you with their specialty drinks.

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USD 47.99*
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Lovely two hour daytime cruise

Opted for the 1130 2 hour cruise where you can choose to add lunch but it is available to purchase onboard too. Food looked ok, original southern style and friends tried the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Natchez, it's the second time I enjoy this steamboat. The Nachetz takes you on a tour that lasts about two hours. You can choose to enjoy the trip or dine and enjoy the trip. If you are traveling with a large family group you can find great bargains online so you won't have to pay full price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so happy to bring my daughter for the first time to tour on the natchez. The cruise is always super organized and a fun family time. Get there early to get the lunch combo which is really worth it. Waitress Gina was amazing and made the whole experience even more memorable! Thanks to the whole team as we... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great few hours on here after visiting The French Quarter for the day. It has a bar and it's a very pleasant way to see the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't miss the Steamboat Natchez as its steam organ on the top pipes you in for a supper cruise. Although crowded, particularly with similar tours of our 39-strong one, the traditional paddle steamer quickly absorbed the numbers. We did a supper cruise with typical New Orleans food served buffet style and including really good fish, beef and pork, followed... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and plenty of food at lunch. We enjoyed the jazz during the cruise as well as the sites along the way. Great site guide that told us about the sites to look for as we cruised. Very enjoyable and relaxing!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You get on and are served food right away. The food is ok, nothing spectacular. You then travel up and down the river for about an hour and a half. They tell you some history as you go. I didn't see anything of interest to me. It's mostly residential and industrial. Defiantly no big tourist attractions or landmarks to see.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice informational ride. Bout an hour and a half. Whistles very loud. Drink and snacks on board, Whistle is very loud. Jazz music. Meals for purchase.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice opportunity to get out on the Mississippi and experience a bit of history. The buffet was pretty good, both varied and plentiful for the 11$ paid. The ride is very pleasant and the narration is interesting - it was nice to see the city from a different perspective. And it's always nice to be on the water. It... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Opted for the 1130 2 hour cruise where you can choose to add lunch but it is available to purchase onboard too. Food looked ok, original southern style and friends tried the alligator hot dog which was spicy! The cruise was lovely as a hot day so we sat on the side where you can view the city and bridge... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boat it self was a beautiful creation. We found it very crowded and every one was quite pushy. (Not the staff). It took several minutes to get drinks. The food was good, although you would have thought for the price it would be better. With that they kept to the theme. It was intersting to see the surroundings from... More 

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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