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New Orleans Paddlewheels, Inc

Central Business District
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Address: 1 Poydras Street Suite 39, New Orleans, LA 70130-1662
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+1 504-529-4567

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, a luxurious 1000 passenger authentic...

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, a luxurious 1000 passenger authentic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

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Great trip on the river, skip the battlefield tour

The Riverboat cruise was relaxing and it was interesting to see the city from the river. I also enjoyed seeing the other ships closer up. However we took the Chalmette... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rochester, Minnesota

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Riverboat cruise was relaxing and it was interesting to see the city from the river. I also enjoyed seeing the other ships closer up. However we took the Chalmette Battlefield cruise and had a park ranger who seemed more passionate about telling how they moved people off the land so people like us could see the battlefield than she... More 

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Geat river cruise and delicious dinner. Paying the extra for dinner is definitely worth it. The captain has lots of information about the river to share. There was also a jazz band on board to entertain. We sat on deck chairs outside of the cabin and watched the world go by.

Thank vade713
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We really enjoyed our cruise and buffet dinner on the Mississippi. We were lucky enough to be there after dark when there was a full moon and a clear sky so the views of the city lit up were fantastic. The food was great and plentiful, but one drawback was the ridiculous school dinner style service where we had to... More 

Thank vja26
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Wee took the 21/2 hour historical Tour Charles the guide made it an unforgetable afternoon Expecially his speach of the hurricain Katrina was both exititing but also at living pictures of the catastrophy and the tremendously chaos and lack of help to New Orleans

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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We purchased the two day powerpass and wanted to get as much bang for our buck as we could. I'm not sure we would've stumbled upon this otherwise. We chose the Sunday afternoon tour at 2pm. The boat has restrooms and a full car aboard with very reasonable prices. You can also add a Creole style buffet lunch if you... More 

1 Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this so much-beautiful ride on a great boat-the man greeting is at the boat was rude and crabby but everyone else was so helpful and sweet-and what a view! Love love love those jazz guys too!

1 Thank Chris L
Oceanside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The people were very nice and the narrarator had a lot of good history information. Get here about a half an hour early so you can get a good seat. If it rains they do have seats inside so you do not get wet. They offer snacks and drinks on board. The battlefield was great. Not as much time there... More 

Thank Renee C
Canton, Ohio
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Wendell was a great tour guide! He was very friendly, educated, and fun to listen to. We had a crazy ride due to a very active storm cell that followed us down the Mississippi. Even though the weather was terrible, Wendell made it very enjoyable. We didn't get off the boat at the battlefield due to the amount of rain... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

my wife and I enjoyed the Saturday 2 pm cruise to Chalmette battlefield tour very much;although we are both residents of new Orleans the information obtained was very good;our tour guide Wendell stout was very professional and presented in a factual manner and method teaching was delightful.we both enjoyed meeting and speaking with wendel and even offered other topics which... More 

Thank John S
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Our guide Charles provided a fabulous commentary on both the battle of New Orleans and the trying times during and after the hurricane Katrina catastrophe. Great way to spend a couple of hours in the fresh air

Thank bhbvan

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