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!

● 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.

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)

● Gratuities (optional)

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.

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.
Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. The cancellation policy for groups is different. 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 cancelled. 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
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  • krista Mee USA about 2 days ago

    Amazing river cruise

    I loved this trip! The Jazz players were really good, we LOVED the buffet, the staff were all friendly and nice, the views were fantastic. The ship's crew talked about various things that we saw, it was a great trip. Worth every penny.

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  • CHASTITY USA about 2 days ago

    Afternoon on the riverboat

    This was so much fun. Well worth the price.

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  • Latonya Smiley USA about 4 days ago


    The Baked chicken and fish was great. Cruise was relaxing with a great atmosphere aboard the steamboat.

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  • Kelly Engel USA about 5 days ago

    Nice little cruise down the Mississippi

    Nice little cruise for family and excellent buffet meal during the short cruise down the Mississippi River.

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  • keyalah USA about 7 days ago

    5 star

    My kids and I had a blast..being a tourist in our own city. The food was delicious and service was great all around

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  • Management Response, about 6 days ago

    Were you on the Family Day Cruise? As a local it is always a good time to spend seeing the city through new eyes.

  • alan whited USA about 11 days ago

    Natchez Steamboat!!

    Everything was first class except the steam organ was annoying after the first couple of minutes standing in line!!

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  • Management Response, about 6 days ago

    The Calliope is a tradition dating from the early 1800's when it was the only way to let people know the boat was arriving or departing. We limit the time to 15 minutes as the sound is not as smooth as an organ or piano. Our calliope players are very experienced and have the option to play tunes based on the time of year, holidays, weather, etc.

  • udella USA about 11 days ago

    Enjoyable afternoon.

    The cruise was very relaxing and the music enjoyed.

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  • Ursula USA about 13 days ago

    Overall very nice

    The boat ride was great. The guy at the ticket booth (June 30 for 2:30 boat ride) was very rude.

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  • Management Response, about 6 days ago

    That is not acceptable on our part. We will be looking at your reservation and his manager will be speaking with the offender. If you wish to supply any other information please don't hestiate to contact us at [email protected]

  • tracy jordan USA about 14 days ago

    The Natchez New Orleans

    A very legit process, I would use it again.. 2 thumbs up!!

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  • Donna Lynn USA about 16 days ago

    Perfect Day

    I loved the simplicity of placing the order and everything was as expected or better. It was a great adventure and well worth the price.

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  • Management Response, about 6 days ago

    Perfect to have you aboard!

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