Natchez Steamboat

natchez steam boat


Relax, cruise downriver and see New Orleans from a different viewpoint. The Natchez is one of the last real steam-powered vessels on the river. The paddlewheel is not just for show, it actually powers the boat!


“The New Orleans Steamboat Company is no newcomer to the Mississippi River or American’s steamboat heritage.  Our parent company has been operating steamboats longer than any company in the world.  In fact, we’ve been part of the history of steam transport since 1817, just five years after the first steamboat docked in New Orleans. We’re now in our fourth decade of life on the Mississippi.  We’ve given literally millions of people the experience of one of our country’s oldest and richest traditions.”


Cruise back in time aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River. Depart from the heart of the historic French Quarter on their daily Harbor Cruises and evening cruises.


Board to the sounds of the Steam Calliope, followed by a self-guided visit to the museum quality steam engine room, live historic and port narration during your two-hour cruise.


It is highly recommended to go to the lower deck into the engine room to watch the beautiful engine work. Watching these polished, gleaming pistons work as they power the paddlewheel is wonderful and mesmerizing. The man in the engine room is there to answer your questions.


Optional meals and beverages of many New Orleans favorites are prepared on board. Professional New Orleans musicians play on each cruise. Southern hospitality is in large supply at the fully stocked bars.


Experience New Orleans’ beauty and French Quarter romance aboard the Steamboat Natchez Riverboat. Enjoy jazz music and regional food.


Cruising daytime or nighttime your captain will provide a running commentary of the river, the port and the history as it pertains to the Crescent City.