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Overview
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.
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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 - Admission included
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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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Highlights
  • 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
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Steamboat NATCHEZ
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • Please Note: The Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 15, 2019 for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance. All cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel - the Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS.
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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chesca90 wrote a review Yesterday
11 contributions1 helpful vote
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This was a brilliant day trip and the food (which I wasn't sure on before we went as it's a boat) was 5 star and soo delicious! I will say in February the weather is sunny but can be cold in the shade so take a jacket & scarf but there's nothing I can fault about the actual
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Date of experience: February 2020
E F wrote a review 11 Feb
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on the Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise in December so it was a little bit chilly on the Mississippi River but besides that it was very nice and charming to be able to sit on the deck of a steamboat and just be able to look out at the city of New Orleans from the
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Date of experience: December 2019
Y5605BBrichardg wrote a review 11 Feb
38 contributions17 helpful votes
Very nice cruise along the Mississippi. A lot of history was given which made the cruise more meaningful. The food served was surprisingly good(traditional southern).
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Date of experience: December 2019
JAMES D wrote a review 9 Feb
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great narrator, historical and friendly service!! Being on the Mississippi was great Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Tourist624689 wrote a review 6 Feb
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The cruise was ok. Skip the buffet, and spend money at a restaurant. Boring scenery and captain kept repeating himself.
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Date of experience: February 2020
About the operator
By: Gray Line
Krissaj1
Santa Barbara, California
51
Great tour of a special part of New Orleans area.
Great tour, organized well with comfortable boats. Our Captain, Dillon, was a great storyteller and clearly loves
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KING
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
20
Awesome
Was the best experience. My wife and I enjoyed every second of it. The food was great and the music was even
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chesca90
41
Fabulous day Trip & Lunch
This was a brilliant day trip and the food (which I wasn't sure on before we went as it's a boat) was 5 star and
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Dick L
Birnamwood, Wisconsin
91
Interesting and informative
I never had a good understanding of what really happened in New Orleans. National news media had a lot of blurs
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rizlaur
Sun City West, Arizona
50
Swamp & Bayou Tour
So today happened to be cold ... A high of 59 for the day so we knew it would be chilly on the water. What we
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Dick L
Birnamwood, Wisconsin
91
Super interesting tour
We toured Whitney and Oaks plantations. Both were well worth the money. Whitney does an excellent job at
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Jerry Z
11
Great tour!
Our guide Jim was great! Learned a lot about New Orleans and also had fun throwing beads on the bus :-) the
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jrevilla12
Anaheim, California
114
An eye-opening experience.
Jim was an amazing tour guide. He kept us entertained and on track all the way through and has exhibited a deep
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Avkar
Wailea, Hawaii
76
Glad we visited the Whitney Plantation
We met at 12 for the tour which is a good time as we did our breakfast without a rush, and walked to the meeting
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JimOfMinn
Anoka, Minnesota
1684
Great Tour
Toured the plantation and it was very educational. Grounds were pretty and history of slaves gave a lot of
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