Steamboat Natchez Daytime Jazz Cruise with Optional Lunch

ONLINE SPECIAL: Save 20% when you book cruise w/meal between 7/10 - 9/10!

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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  • Linda USA about 19 days ago


    The captain was telling stories about the shoreline to his left, if you were on the other side of the boat you were unable to see the things he was talking about, I was hoping when we turned and were heading back down, I would have hoped he would review the sites again for those who were not on that side initially.

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  • Brett Claridge USA about 19 days ago

    Perfect Experience

    Cheaper tickets on Tripshock and to redeem them was simple and straight forward. Couldn’t recommend enough!

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  • Beverley USA about 20 days ago

    Steamboat Natchez

    I enjoyed the afternoon jazz cruise with lunch. The food was very good and I had the opportunity to taste Cajun food. The staff was very helpful and polite and the jazz band was excellent! It was interesting to hear about the other ships and what went on along the river. I would highly recommend going on the cruise.

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  • Sofia Zambrano USA about 22 days ago

    Children's Librarian

    Riding the Natchez along the Mississippi River was a wonderful experience. It was a dream come true. Don't leave New Orleans without taking the ride!

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  • Larry Dugans USA about 22 days ago

    Smooth ride, enjoyable food and cruise ship Captain shared very informative information about the steamboat and history of the area.

    We would do the tour again.

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  • Stephanie USA about 23 days ago

    Lovely lunch outing

    Two things disappointed me. First, there was no announcement made when the second lunch group was allowed to be seated in the dining room. Second, they were not serving any more fish at the buffet when I went for my second plate. That all aside, I would highly recommend the tour. The staff was professional and friendly. The food and beverages were all great and authentic. The tour was informative and views were memorable. Only wished the tour was longer, but this had lots of value.

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  • Rebecca USA about 23 days ago

    Steamboat Ride

    I had a great time with my fiancé on this! It was a hot and humid day, but we got a nice breeze by being on the boat. The narration was interesting, staff nice, and the music was entertaining. I would recommend for anyone looking to relax and enjoy a couple of hours.

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  • Cynthia Williams USA about 23 days ago

    Booking tickets in a hurry

    I was in New Orleans and needed tickets ASAP for the boat trips. I got online found your app and spoke with your professional c/s. She took care of me beginning to end and I also received a 10%. difference in price. Thank you

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  • Shelia NEW ORLEANS about 24 days ago

    Loved the whole experience, from online purchase to cruise!

    Excellent experience, would used this website again! Booked online, received a nice discount, and received boarding tickets once we arrived in New Orleans.

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  • Chris USA about 24 days ago

    Decent afternoon

    Poor food, however, boat ride was great.

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