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Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise provided by Gray Line

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Travel like the residents of New Orleans did decades ago when you step aboard the historic Natchez steamboat on this Mississippi River cruise. After you depart from Natchez Harbor, listen to entertaining commentary on the sights that pass by as you stroll the expansive deck, enjoy live jazz music in the main dining area, and check out the churning paddle wheel in action. Upgrade to include a lunch buffet.
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You'll start at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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    Steamboat NATCHEZ
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    Mississippi River
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You'll end at
Gray Line New Orleans
400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USAThe tour begins at the Gray Line “Lighthouse” ticket office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat Natchez Dock), just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter.
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Highlights
  • Ride an historic steamboat on the Mississippi River 
  • Book ahead to guarantee your spot on this popular river cruise 
  • Listen to informative commentary from the captain 
  • Upgrade to include a traditional New Orleans lunch buffet 
  • Listen to live jazz music as you watch the scenery pass
What to Expect
Choose a morning or afternoon departure time at booking, and then make your way to New Orleans’ French Quarter on the day of your trip to exchange your voucher for tickets at the kiosk at Toulouse Street.  Once on board, explore the historic boat's vintage accents, such as the period decorations and the museum-quality engine room. Stroll the decks to take in the Mississippi River scenery and views of the city of New Orleans passing by. For the journey out, find a seat indoors to listen to live jazz in the main dining area, or opt to sit outside for narration on passing historic sites, such as Chalmette Battlefield. The return journey features music throughout the boat. If you opt to upgrade to the lunch option, your journey includes a buffet lunch, made up of traditional New Orleans fare. End up back at your original starting point, with plenty of time left in the day to continue exploring the French Quarter or beyond.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gray Line New Orleans, 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 Hour Paddlewheel Cruise
  • Live Commentary Onboard
  • Live Jazz Music
  • Creole Lunch Buffet (if option selected)
  • Local Taxes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
  • The Steamboat NATCHEZ is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
  • Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Grandma Sue wrote a review 4 Aug
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The harbor cruise was very relaxing and informative. The Sunday brunch was an experience in itself! There was a live jazz band. We sat on the upper deck in the shade until it was time for our brunch. The grandkids toured the engine room and were very interested in the
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Rebecca Heitzman wrote a review Jul 2020
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Very enjoyable experience friendly staff and just something I think everyone should do while in New Orleans.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Sandy K wrote a review Jul 2020
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Loved seeing the engine room and how it works - and the music prior to boarding - and the whole experience.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rbanks wrote a review Jul 2020
Detroit, Michigan8 contributions
Even with COVID going on this was a great experience. Just keep mask on and temperatures were checked before you got on. We were afraid there wasn’t going to be any live music on top deck, but there was. It’s two hours and the narrator was very knowledgeable about the history of
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John wrote a review Jul 2020
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Unfortunately there was a big group that had way to much to drink that was ver loud and annoying that ruined out day
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Take a the cruise skip the Brunch
The Cruise it’s if a fun activity I would do again. The brunch however is a dismal affair. The salad was wilted, th
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dougporter33
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Quaint, charming jazz tour of French Quarter
Kevin shared his knowledge about New Orleans and the French Quarter as we toured, and he also shared his many jazz
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JudyK288
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Done to perfection!
Social distancing, limited number of people on the boat, temperature checked before boarding, staff with masks and/
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877nicb
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Great food and enjoyable ride along the Mighty Mississippi River.
Very enjoyable cruise up & down the Mighty Mississippi River. Captain gave a lot of info about the town and industr
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TripAdvisor left us high and dry
Went to dock, was cancelled. NO one told us. Rescheduled by them one time before second cancellation. Can't seem to
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Nice relaxing cruise
This jazz dinner cruise did not disappoint. Great music, good food and awesome views of the city! If you go on wai
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rstclair1980
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Will not return refund
Our visit was not able to happen in April due to their cancellation. We spoke to a manager yesterday after being
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People (A lot)
Loved it!! Beautiful! The only problem was when you want to take a picture of the lines trees, a lot of people in p
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Cyn102020
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Worth Every Penny!
This tour was fascinating, fun and extremely informative! Our small group had a leisurely time strolling through S
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christy123998
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was great, very informative. The guides are fantastic and tell a variety of stories from the graves that y
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Cyndi272020
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Great tour!
Reviewing pictures when we got home, we did get a picture of one at the old pharmacy. We would do this again. Gre
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Fun!
I went on this excursion by myself, and it was a lot of fun! The tour guide shared a lot of historical facts, and i
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Excellent Tour and Tour Guide
An excellent museum, exhibits, and narratives of slavery, how the migration of slaves started, and the life of ensl
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Swamp and plantation tour
Our tour guide was Jim (with one m). Very good tour guide, witty and funny and very informative. Bus driver was als
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This trip did not happen was cancelled by the operator.
We arrived on time to find the trip canceled through a mechanical fault on the boat, the girl at the desk booked us
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  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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