Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Take a two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter back in time to when life was as slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. New Orlean's only continuously operating Steamboat!

Activity Highlights
→ Cruise on Board New Orleans´ Only Authentic Steamboat
→ Live Narration of Historical Facts and Highlights
→ Calliope Concert 15 Minutes Prior to Boarding
→ Live Jazz Daily

UPGRADE & SAVE: Check out The Paddle & Wheel Combo Tour which includes a lunch cruise on the Natchez plus a city bus tour. Rates starting from $27!

Booking for a group of 10 or more people? Reserve tickets for your next group outing here!

● Southern Fried Fish - Zesty cornmeal crusted and fried to a golden perfection
● Baked Chicken
● Red Beans and Rice - New Orleans classic red beans served with rice with optional andouille sausage
● Jambalaya - Traditional Louisiana dish with chicken, sausage, and Creole seasoning
● Natchez Tossed Salad - Mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, red onions, cheese and croutons with Chef's choice dressing
● Vegetarian du Jour
● La Louisiane Fresh Sliced French Bread
● White Chocolate Bread Pudding - A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custardwith a decadent white chocolate sauce
● Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

● Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
● Scrambled Eggs
● Chicken and Sausage Gumbo served with Rice
● Shrimp and Grits - Shrimp sauteed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served with hot butter grits
● Fruit Salad - Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
● Biscuits and Gravy - ​A popular Southern breakfast dish with sausage and white gravy
● Turkey Sausage Patties
● Waffle Station - ​Made to order with selection of toppings
● Mini Criossants and Biscuits - ​served with jellies and preserves
● Greek Style Yogurt - Served with almond and cinnamon granola
● Bananas Foster - A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. ​Served warm atop vanilla ice cream
● White Chocolate Bread Pudding - A New Orleans soufflé of La Louisiane French bread in rich custard with white chocolate chips and vanilla Bourbon milk punch
● French Market Coffee & Iced Tea

Available on the Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise at 11:30am and 2:30pm
Menu items are subject to change by season and availability.

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.

Booking Details:

Bring a valid photo ID to the Lighthouse Ticket Office located on Toulouse St. @ the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. It is best to confirm this tour and time prior to departure.

Departure Details:
This tour departs daily at 11:30am or 2:30pm. Boarding starts 30 minutes before departure time.

Duration: 2 Hours

● Taxes
● 2 hour cruise
● Cash Bar
● Creole Buffet (Optional Add On)

Additional Information
● We regret that our galley does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten Free Certification Organization) and we are unable to accommodate vegan or kosher dietary requirements and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal.
● Children ages 2-5 who are going on the cruise only (no meal included) cruise free
● Schedule and availability are subject to change. Call the number provided on your booking voucher to confirm schedule at least 48 hours prior to departure.
● Rates do not apply to Special Event or Holiday Cruises or Tours.
● Transfers must be used in conjunction with optional tours.
● Above rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to drivers and/or guides.
● Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to departure.
● This boat is handicap accessible however once aboard, due to the historic nature of the boat, you will need to use stairs to access levels above or below the main level.
● A gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise.
● Groups of 10 or more should call 850-424-5125 before booking.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather is unfavorable and the vendor calls off the tour, the customer may reschedule for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period. No shows are not eligible for a refund. Customer agrees that this booking is for 9 passengers or less. Customers booking 10 or more tickets at a time will be considered a group subject to additional rules.

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  • Joan Benore NORTH CANTON, Ohio, USA about 6 days ago


    Great experience

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  • Debby Judd Burley, Idaho, USA about 6 days ago


    We had a fabulous time.

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  • Craig Marshall Waitati, Otago, New Zealand about 15 days ago


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  • Sarah Bueche USA about 19 days ago

    Great trip highly recommended

    Very nice trip on steamboat. Loved the jazz and the guided tour.

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  • Management Response, about 18 days ago

    Sarah, so glad to have you aboard! Come back and cruise on our newest boat - Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS, launch in January 2019

  • Anne USA about 21 days ago

    Good event for a rainy day!

    We had a rainy day so decided to do this cruise. It was okay but not a lot to see along the banks.

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  • Ken Boucher USA about 22 days ago

    Steamboat Natchez

    A must for everyone to experience. Educational and fun with excellent buffet lunch, you have to try the bread pudding, and Jazz band

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  • Management Response, about 18 days ago

    Ken, so glad to have you aboard! Come back and cruise on our newest boat - Riverboat CITY of NEW ORLEANS, launch in January 2019

  • Whitney Holland USA about 25 days ago


    My husband was graduating with his Master and we could not attend ceremony so I booked steamboat cruise with you guys and it was AWESOME

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  • Management Response, about 18 days ago

    Congratulations to your husband, and thank you for spending a celebration time with us.

  • Kathy USA about 1 month ago

    Natchez Paddle Boat Memories

    Fun time! Food was wonderful especially for people not familiar with southern cuisine. I would suggest adding Cornbread to menu

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  • Leslie USA about 1 month ago

    We had a wonderful cruise on the Steamboat Natchez!

    It was a beautiful sunny day in the French Quarter, not too hot. Our guide gave an insightful tour and the jazz music was fabulous. Although we did not eat lunch on our cruise, the food did look and smell good. Bar service was great.

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  • Glenn USA about 1 month ago

    Fun Excursion

    We enjoyed the book ride and the buffet. However they were down to two pieces of fish when I went through the line and tasted cold ,the chicken tasted good but was cold, and the salad bowl was empty so they could keep them better monitored so that all items are available and hot. With people being behind you it's difficult to wait for refills. All of the other items were filled, hot and good. Also, it was raining very hard when we arrived and there was talk of shutting the river down. Be aware that refunds would have to go through Tripshock. They would not refund and luckily the rain let up to where it was still a good time.

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