Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

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ONLINE SPECIAL - 10% OFF Instant Coupon with Promo Code RIVER99. Special Brunch Cruise Every Sunday with Special Menu!

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.
● 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.
Customers booking 10 or more tickets will be considered a group. Seasonal specials are not valid for groups. 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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  • Gayla USA about 6 days ago


    My husbyand I were celebrating our anniversary. We had a ball! The food was delicious!!

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  • Casey Reppel USA about 8 days ago

    Great time

    Loved the boat. Great for the family!

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  • Lauren Williams USA about 9 days ago


    I would advise for anyone visiting Nee Orleans to take this mini cruise. Very informative and lunch was great.

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  • janice phillips USA about 13 days ago

    Natchez Steamboat Cruise with Lunch

    Definitely enjoyed the cruise and lunch! Highly recommend.

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  • Marretta USA about 15 days ago


    Awesome! I would recommend this, we really enjoyed the history of new orleans during the ride, the live band was awesome and the buffet was delicious

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  • Ellen USA about 15 days ago

    Steamboat Natchez

    Don't be put off by the ear-shattering "music" played on the dock before departure. The cruise is a lovely ride up and down the river. You can hear the tour highlights and the band inside and outside at a pleasant volume. Food was delicious and staff was courteous.

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  • Amy USA about 17 days ago

    Great Excursion

    This was one of the best excursions that we did on our trip. We did the cruise with the lunch option. It was well worth the money. The tour the captain gave was interesting. The buffet was very good and since it was all you can eat very filling. The only con was when we were having to line up for lunch it was hard to pay attention to the last little bit of the tour. I also really enjoyed the live jazz music as we ate. This was a great excursion for the whole family.

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  • Monique USA about 23 days ago


    More than I expected we started off with Bloody Marys with the perfect amount of spice that went so well with the food. The staff was amazing the tour guide with the microphone was funny I love the stories and being able to get off the boat and seeing the battlefield and a plantation house you can feel the history and it was so beautiful

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  • Steve USA about 1 month ago

    Great expirience

    Eric, the guide, was very pleasant and passionate about the town. The "free tour" model doesn't mean that there is less given, just that the tour guide is confident that you will enjoy it and tip at the end. Also gave very good advice for local places to visit after the tour.

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  • Kenitra Parks Texas about 1 month ago


    My kids and I loved this cruise!! The food was spectacular and there was plenty of it! The band was awesome and the information given was amazing. Would do it again!

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