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Address: 400 Toulouse St., Steamboat Natchez Dock, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number:
+1 504-569-1401
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic...

Cruise back in time aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ,the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French Quarter on our daily Harbor Cruise at 11:30am & 2:30pm. Board to the sounds of the Steam Calliope, followed by a trip to the museum quality steam engine room, live historic and port narration brings the Mississippi River alive during your two-hour cruise. Optional food is prepared on-board Monday-Saturday. Sundays are perfect when you join our Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch. Full bar available and "small plate"snack bar open Monday-Saturday in the Captain's Salon. And for a truly unique view of the City of New Orleans board the Steamboat Natchez for our Evening Jazz Cruise at 7:00pm with the Grammy nominated Dukes of Dixieland. Choose Dinner aboard with New Orleans style food prepared with fresh ingredients, special seasonings and love, buffet style - sure to please those who want to experience our local cuisine. Southern hospitality is in large supply at our fully stocked bar and our mixologists will dazzle you with their specialty drinks.

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A taste of nostalgia.

Come on board a real life paddle steamer, going back to the days of Hucklberry Finn, well that is if you have a good imagination, on board is a bar, restaurant, gift shop and you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Peter G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ofcourse it's a true NoLa experience, cruising with a steamboat on the Mighty Mississippi while listening to Jazz Music. Sadly enough the food on the buffet is not nice. As someone else wrote here, which were the words I spoke:' it's just awfull food from an otherwise nice wedding'. It's just eating in a short time and then go on... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If there was one thing I was looking forward to on our trip to NO it was this boat ride. I was not let down as it was incredibly enjoyable. We splurged and ordered the brunch portion of the trip. It was amazing and quite filling. The only downfall, if any was waiting in the buffet line where there is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Come on board a real life paddle steamer, going back to the days of Hucklberry Finn, well that is if you have a good imagination, on board is a bar, restaurant, gift shop and you can visit the engine room, ok the Mississippi is a busy working river and to be honest not the prettiest, but be taken back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was pretty exciting to travel on the Mississippi on a real paddle wheel steamer. The guide, who announced all the sights for the entire journey was great. Bar prices were fair given that they had one captive. Best way to see a lot and learn a lot in a limited amount of time.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steamboat itself is interesting and historical. I have only taken trips on the Natchez during the day. It offers lunch and dinner. The food is so-so at lunch time but I would rather just ride and look. On trips I've taken, the boat travels along the Southeast side of New Orleans and a narrator provides a lot of history... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the cruise very boring, very little sights and not much to do on board unless you pay for the sit down meal (which looks average at best)

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the steamboat ride with our large family. The boat took a leisurely ride down-river past different items of interest with thoughtful explanations. We turned around and enjoyed jazz music going back up river. A bit pricey, possibly, but excellent value. (Tips: Inquire about AAA discounts or if 10+ in your group, a group discount. / If the weather... More 

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Steamboat Natchez, responded to this review

We are a family owned and run business and we want to be a tour that includes visitors of all ages. In fact, we have three father-son teams on the boat. The Dads have been with us 40 years and their sons have grown up with "steamboat" in their blood. Thank you and your family for joining us! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew going in, based on the menu posted that chances of good food were slim. The food was awful. The problem is, the price of the ticket with dinner (we went in the evening) is expensive so to not be able to eat well is just silly. It reminded me of high school cafeteria food. The type of food... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't planned on taking the cruise, but once I was on board I had a great time. The food wasn't the best, but it was good. I tried three of the drinks from the menu and they were all tasty. The vodka Strawberry Lemonade drink was the best! It was an informative trip and the views were gorgeous. Well... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was cold and terrible but the experience was good. The Music was top notch the food was quite good and the views were great.

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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