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07/14/2020 ~ 07/20/2020

Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

 New Orleans, LA
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Explore the history of New Orleans with a ride aboard the Steamboat Natchez, the city’s only authentic steam-powered paddle wheeler. Arrive early for a calliope concert atop the boat. Enjoy captivating views and informative narrative, delicious food (optional), Jazz music performed by the steamboat stompers in an outside area, and a history of jazz, and check out the steam room to see how the boat operates. Let the good times roll on the Steamboat Natchez!

Activity Highlights
  • Narrated Mississippi River cruise on the famous Steamboat Natchez
  • Take a tour of the steam engine room to see the inner workings
  • Jazz music performed by the steamboat stompers in an outside area
  • Optional Creole Buffet Add-on & Cash Bar

Information Regarding COVID 19

Duration: 2 Hrs.


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

  • Cajun Trio Zesty cornmeal crusted Fried Fish, classic Red Beans & Rice, and traditional Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
  • Alligator or Fried Fish Po’Boy Served with local’s favorite chips
  • Cold Cut Deli Sandwich on Ciabatta Mortadella Ham, Smoked Turkey, Tomatoes, Green Leaf Lettuce and Provolone cheese on Ciabatta Bun and served with local’s favorite chips
  • Chef’s Salad with Homemade Chicken Salad Choice of dressing and served with local’s favorite chips
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce
  • Community Coffee and Iced Tea Included

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

  • Natchez Tossed Salad Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded carrots, diced yellow squash and zucchini, red onions, sliced strawberries and shredded cheddar cheese with a sugar cane vinaigrette
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
  • Shrimp and Grits Shrimp sauteed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits
  • Crescent City Eggs Baked egg casserole incorporating spinach, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, andouille sausage, green onions and cheese
  • Biscuit & Gravy A popular Southern Breakfast dish with white sausage gravy, turkey Sausage Patties
  • O’Brien Potatoes Seasoned with peppers and onions
  • Creole Creamed Spinach Spinach with mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheeses
  • Mini Croissants Served with jellies and preserves
  • Fruit Salad Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
  • Bananas Foster A New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding A soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce
  • Community Coffee, Iced Tea, or Water

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
  • Narrated river cruise
  • Traditional Jazz music
  • Cash bar
  • Creole Buffet (Optional Add On)
What to bring
  • Camera
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ does not qualify for producing gluten-free meals as established by the GFCO (Gluten-Free Certification Organization) and therefore must decline a guest's request for a special meal. The Steamboat Natchez apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
Additional information
  • If you will be dining, please be sure to choose your dining time.
  • Customers who purchase a meal ticket should arrive at 45 minutes early as lunch can start at 11:00 am or 2:00 pm.
  • Parking is available off-site for a fee.
  • This boat is handicap accessible however once aboard, due to the historic nature of the boat, guests 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, participating in the cruise only (no meal included) cruise for free and do not require a ticket.
  • Service animals as defined by the ADA are allowed.
  • A gift shop, snack bar 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 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 reservations, otherwise the 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 guests would prefer to book the group booking via phone please call 800-450-7139 and ask for the groups department.


400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

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Verified Traveler Reviews

Natchez Riverboat

about 13 days ago
What a fun time we had! The crew members couldn’t have been nicer. The only drawback was NOLA had a ban on live music so no Jazz band on board.
James R

Favorite part

about 4 months ago
The steamboat hatches with lunch was our favorite part of our trip to NOLA. Highly reccomend it to anyone considering this activity.
Amanda E

Natchez steamboat river tour

about 4 months ago
Nice tour with good, interesting narration. Fun to see the city and the river from this perspective. We didn’t do the lunch add-on, so can’t comment on that. Disembarkation process could be streamlined/managed better. Got a bit jammed up. Overall, thumbs up.
David H

Great Cruise!

about 5 months ago
Had a blast on the Ferry. Great narration!
Errold B