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New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

New Orleans: Day Jazz Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

Activity provider: Gray Line New Orleans

From US$ 55 per person

Journey back in time along the graceful current of the Mississippi River and learn why New Orleans was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River on this two-hour jazz cruise.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Enjoy the sounds of calliope music on your 2-hour cruise
  • Go back in time aboard the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Visit the meticulously preserved steam engine room
  • Savor an optional Creole lunch
Full description

Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans and take a journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Cruise along the Mississippi River, enjoying an optional delicious lunch, a brunch, or simply listening to the incredible live jazz band onboard. Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back to a time when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. The tour will take guests to see New Orleans from the river, one of the world's most active ports. Visit our museum quality Engine Room to learn how steam powers this magnificent boat through the “Mighty Mississippi.” Add an optional Creole lunch, prepared fresh on board, and savor the tastes of New Orleans as you relax on your 2-hour cruise, before docking back where you started the tour.

Sample Menu Lunch

Monday - Saturday on 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM cruises Southern Fried Fish Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya Salad Du Jour Community Coffee and Iced Tea included Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

  • 2-hour steamboat cruise
  • Live narration
  • Calliope jazz concert
  • Creole lunch (if option selected)
  • Brunch (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service 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
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based on 1638 reviews

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We went on the New Orleans Jazz cruise and ate lunch there. When we sat our meal was brought to us, which was a variety of foods you can eat. Being allergic to seafood we were scared it was going to be all seafood, but it was not. The cruise itself was relaxing the music was wonderful. The souvenir pictures were a great thing to buy for us to remember the weekend we had.

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August 1, 2022

It was a very fun boat ride! The speaker was highly informative and engaging. The music upstairs was great, and drinks were easily accessible. If I had one critique, it’s that I wish there were more chairs. It was so blazing hot everyone was looking to sit down. And chairs upstairs by the band filled up very quickly.

July 24, 2022

Although it rained for some of our cruise, the music was fantastic and the narration on the cruise was excellent. We signed up for the brunch and were very pleased with the food. The fish was delicious and the sweet tea and the bloody mary was the best we had in NOLA. The rain stopped and we were able to go outside and enjoy the remainder of the cruise.

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June 13, 2022

Product ID: 22810