New Orleans Steamboat Cruise

A two-hour guided steamboat tour along the Mississippi River

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This two-hour steamboat harbor cruise on the Mississippi River will give you the chance to see New Orleans from the water and listen to live jazz music. You'll get to see the iconic sights along the Mississippi River, enjoy a cocktail and see the Chalmette Battlefield.

You'll also hear remarkable facts and stories about the Mississippi River and New Orleans.

What's included

  • Two-hour paddlewheel cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Live jazz music
  • Creole-inspired lunch from Monday–Saturday (if option selected)

What's Not Included

    What's not included
    • Tips
    • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase)
    • Boarding photographs
    • Gift shop purchases


    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Accessible to strollers
    • Service animals welcome
    • Public transit links nearby
    • Infants must sit on an adult's lap

    Health & Safety

    • Suitable for all fitness levels


    • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.

    Languages spoken by guide

    English (US)

    Additional information

    Boarding begins 30 minutes before the cruise departure or booked time. Please arrive 15 minutes before boarding.

    Please make sure that you select the tour with lunch if you wish to have a traditional creole lunch.

    Please note that the tour provider reserves the right to substitute boats if necessary.

    Please note that the Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for Coast Guard inspections and maintenance once a year. The tour will be conducted on the sister vessel, the Riverboat City of New Orleans, during this period.

    Please walk to the departure point if possible.


    Departure point
    Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse St 400, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, 70130
    This tour begins at the Gray Line Lighthouse ticket office on Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River, at the Steamboat Natchez Dock. Please arrive 15 minutes before boarding. Please note that the New Orleans Steamboat Company and Gray Line New Orleans share the Lighthouse ticket office. Please make sure you head to the Gray Line window with your voucher to collect your tickets.
    End point
    Gray Line New Orleans, Toulouse St 400, French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, 70130

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