LA, New Orleans > Dinner Cruises
03/24/2019 ~ 03/30/2019

Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch


Make history visit with a ride aboard the Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans' only authentic steam-powered paddle wheeler. Arrive early to see and hear the calliope concert atop the boat. You'll enjoy captivating views and informative narrative about the history of the city. Head downstairs to meet Thelma and Louise, the two boilers in the steam room and see how the boat operates. Enjoy classic New Orleans jazz music performed by the Steamboat Stompers Jazz Trio. If you are hungry, add on the lunch and taste the Cajun & Creole cuisines like Jambalaya and Red Beans & Rice offered on the buffet.

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated Mississippi River cruise on the famous Steamboat Natchez
  • Take a tour of the steam engine room to see the inner workings
  • Live traditional Jazz by the Steamboat Stompers performed daily
  • Optional Creole Buffet Add-on & Cash Bar

Duration: 2 Hrs.


All tickets purchasing the lunch for cruises Monday - Saturday, include the following menu items:

  • Southern Fried Fish
  • Baked Chicken
  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Jambalaya
  • Natchez Tossed Salad
  • Vegetarian du Jour
  • La Louisiane Fresh Sliced French Bread
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

All tickets purchasing the brunch for cruises on Sunday include the following menu items:

  • Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo served with Rice
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Fruit Salad
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Turkey Sausage Patties
  • Made to Order Waffles with toppings
  • Mini Croissants and Biscuits
  • Greek Style Yogurt
  • Bananas Foster
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • French Market Coffee & Iced Tea

Menu items are subject to change by season and availability. The Steamboat Natchez Buffet is unable to accommodate Gluten-Free, Vegan, or Kosher dietary restrictions.

What's Included
  • 2-hour river cruise
  • Cash Bar
  • Creole Buffet (Optional Add On)
Additional information
  • Parking is available off-site for a fee.
  • 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.
  • Restrooms available.
  • A standard gratuity of 15-20% is recommended.
  • Children ages 2-5 who are going on the cruise only (no meal included) cruise free.
  • A gift shop and cash bar are available but not included in the cost of this cruise.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Groups of 10 or more will have a 50% non-refundable deposit kept on any cancellations or changes regardless of how far out they are made. Groups of 10 or more will have to pay a $2 gratuity per person, select ticket during check out. Customers are required to sign a contract and a copy of the signed contract is due within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservations, otherwise your order will be canceled. A final guaranteed passenger count is due 72 hours prior to your cruise. Decreases making total due less than the 50% deposit will not receive any refund of original deposit. Any decreases to passenger count within 72 hours will not be refunded. No shows will not be refunded. Additional seats may be purchased on site based on availability however seating will be reserved for the final guaranteed passenger count. If you would prefer to book your group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.

400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

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about 5 hours ago
Loved it
william finley
about 6 hours ago
We had a lovely time. Everyone was very competent and friendly. The food was delicious. The music was great. The narration was informative. We walked around the boat and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time.
Lois Taubman
about 1 day ago
It was great fun and the food was very good. Could have had a couple of vegetables however.
Lisa Stuckey
about 3 days ago
We enjoyed the boat trip, excellent music, history telling, the bar , the food.... But our pictures got lost:( extra times taken away from the enjoyment of trip for looking for the pictures, talking with staffs for the picture and the gift shop was closed little too early . Over all it’ Very enjoyable boat experience. Will take more family back .
Ronza Jihad Alnemer
about 6 hours ago
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Claire M
about 1 day ago
Michael Lavorini
about 2 days ago
Donna Schmit
about 7 days ago
The riverboat experience was wonderful. The only way to truly get a glimpse of the Mississippi!
Anik Roman
about 7 days ago
It was cold the day we went. Crew was nice and friendly. Food superb. Awesome jazz music. Just wish there was more history being told to us regarding New Orleans. I think that's what I was expecting more versus history of the steam boat. It is a good experience but not something that I want to do again. It's a been there, done that adventure. Definitely look for discount coupons for the Natchez, to make it work your while.
Tanya Hodges