New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Lunch Cruise

This two-hour cruise takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi river. Enjoy a buffet lunch and let the Steamboat NATCHEZ show you New Orleans, as it can best be seen, from the water.
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Child age: 6-12 years. Under 6 ride free.
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Your two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter takes you back when cotton was king and life was slow and graceful as the current on the Mississippi. Enjoy lunch and let the authentic Steamboat NATCHEZ show you New Orleans, as it can best be seen, from the water!


  • Live narration of historical facts and highlights of the Port of New Orleans
  • Calliope concert 15 minutes prior to cruise boarding
  • Steamboat Gift Shop for souvenirs
  • Tour the Museum quality Engine Room
New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Lunch Cruise is a great way to enjoy 2 New Orlean's highlights-in-one ... New Orleans food and a cruise down the Mississippi River.

Since this is a real steamboat, you'll hear the beautiful music of it's calliope (a musical instrument powered by steam that is atop the steamboat) as you stroll through the French Quarter -- just follow the sounds to the river!

She's the ninth steamer to bear the name NATCHEZ. It was her predecessor, NATCHEZ VI, that raced the ROBERT E. LEE in the most famous steamboat race of all time. Even today, the NATCHEZ is proudly the undisputed champion of the Mississippi, never having been beaten in a race. In many ways, she's the best of her line.

It's a line that follows the course of river history, from the placid antebellum plantation era through the turbulence of the Civil War to the Gay Nineties, and ultimately, the new millenium. The NATCHEZ combines the best of contemporary construction, safety, and comfort standards with all the authenticity and style of her classic steamboat gothic predecessors.

Enjoy an New Orleans' Buffet Lunch on the authentic Steamboat...The Steamboat NATCHEZ.

Steamboat Natchez Lunch Menu:

  • Chef's Special of the Day
  • Red Beans with Smoked Sausage over Rice
  • Southern Fried Fish
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Candied Yams
  • White Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • La Lousiane Sliced French Bread & Butter
  • Coffee & Iced Tea

Get your eTicket today and cruise the Mississippi River on ..The Steamboat NATCHEZ!

Operating Times

Cruise Departs Daily at 11:30am; Boarding 11:00am | Cruising 11:30am - 1:30pm
and 2:30pm: Boarding 2:00pm | Cruising 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Mardi Gras.
Annual Maintenance: Late January through early February.

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2 hours

Booth Location

Steamboat Natchez "Lighthouse" Ticket office located at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River.

Nearest Intersection

Toulouse St. and Decatur St.


Pay Parking is available.

Age Requirements

Child Ticket: 6-12 years old. 5 and under ride free and their lunch can be purchased on board.


COVID safety procedures: All passengers will have their temperature checked and be required to wear facemasks to board the vessels. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 or higher will be denied boarding and asked to come back another day. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed around the vessel and are available to all guests and crew members. All surfaces will be thoroughly sanitized before, after and between each cruise. Guests will be required to maintain a six-foot safe social distance between themselves and other parties at all times. Our dining room and exterior seating has been reduced to allow more space between tables (floor plans available), and exterior deck seating designates a 6ft separation. Doors will be open to allow air to circulate. *Plexiglas dividers have been placed between all sales staff, captains, and guests where interactions take place. The band will play behind a rope divider and will be set back at least 6 ft from the public.

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.