Steamboat Natchez


Hop on board the only steamboat in New Orleans for a two-hour cruise in the classic American tradition. Locally owned and operated, it’s a unique way to see the Mississippi River whether you opt for the dinner or daytime jazz cruise. It operates daily year-round, and you can visit the steam engine room in between dining on authentic Creole food paired with local beverages. It’s southern hospitality at its finest, and an experience you won’t want to miss.

Sunday brunches and holiday specials including a spooky Halloween cruise give your journey a unique touch. Featuring some of the best live jazz in New Orleans, those aboard get to experience a whammy of delights. There are also group and wedding packages available to make your big day spectacular.


A Steamy History


Steamboats are part of the area’s history, and the Natchez is the ninth steamer to bear the name. An homage to the most famous steamboat race of all time, she’s the champion of the Mississippi and the original Natchez was never bested. River history began in the antebellum plantation days and was strong to the Civil War all the way to the Gay Nineties.


Many of today’s crew members have been with the Natchez since her maiden voyage. Departing from Toulouse St. Wharf behind the JAX Brewery, the Natchez is true to her tradition. You’ll feel whisked away in time with calliope trills and a captain who depends on old fashioned megaphones. Book your cruise now.