New Orleans: Sunday Brunch Steamboat Jazz Cruise

New Orleans: Sunday Brunch Steamboat Jazz Cruise

From $38 per person

Cruise aboard the only surviving steamboat in New Orleans and listen to cool jazz on this relaxing 2-hour tour. Savor the flavors of a Southern style brunch, and step back in time to when life was as slow as the Mississippi River itself.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise aboard the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans
  • Relax to the sounds of Jazz
  • Enjoy privileged views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Full description
Journey back in time aboard the Sternwheeler Steamboat Natchez, the only surviving authentic steamboat in New Orleans. Sit back, relax and enjoy the New Orleans atmosphere as smooth jazz fills your ears. The 2-hour cruise sets sail from the heart of the French Quarter and seating is available indoors and on deck for the very best views of the river and city. The indoor areas are climate-controlled and the outdoor space allows for tours of all levels of the boat. There is nothing more charming than an evening on the Steamboat Natchez. Sunday Brunch Menu Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice Natchez Tossed Salad, mixed greens, tomato, cucumbers, red onions and croutons with a sugar cane vinaigrette Shrimp and Grits, shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits Grillades and Grits "Gree-yahds", a traditional Creole dish with braised beef and homemade brown gravy, over stone-ground "corn" cooked to a smooth texture Crescent City Eggs, baked egg casserole with spinach, red onion, tomatoes, mushrooms, andouille sausage, green onions and cheese Turkey Sausage Patties Pain Perdu Thick Cut Bread, slices soaked in sweet custard mix, cinnamon swirl, and whipped cream topping, the French cousin of America's "French Toast" O' Brien Potatoes, served with peppers and onions Creole Creamed Spinach, spinach with mozzarella, parmesan, and cream cheese Mini Croissants and Biscuits, served with jellies and preserves Fruit Salad Bananas Foster, a New Orleans original! Fresh sliced bananas sautéed in butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and rum. Served warm atop vanilla ice cream.  White Chocolate Bread Pudding, a soufflé of local Leidenheimer French bread in rich custard with a decadent white chocolate sauce Community Coffee and Iced Tea included *Menu items are subject to change
Includes
  • 2-hour cruise
  • Brunch (if option chosen during booking)
  • Live music
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Check-in at the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse Street and the Mississippi River (at the Steamboat NATCHEZ Dock), one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. The Lighthouse is located at 400 Toulouse St. (on Google Maps).

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    Know before you go

    • Boarding begins 1-hour before departure
    • Menu items are subject to change and availability
    • Periodically, Steamboat Natchez will be out of service for her yearly Coast Guard inspections and general maintenance; all cruises during this time will take place on her sister vessel, the Riverboat City of New Orleans
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 211 reviews

    Review summary

    • Transportation
      3.6/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
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    Cruise was the perfect length and a really enjoyable run down and back from the city. Boarding was fast and efficient with Gina, the director, taking time to talk with our family and make us feel like special guests. The food for the brunch was surprisingly good - it could have easily been phoned in, but offered a great sampling of local cuisine. It was a great time - thanks a lot!

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    April 12, 2021

    Over priced

    The trip down the river was lovely, relaxing, the band where great. Be careful booking with the app, as it stated I had booked the brunch, but when I got there, the staff told me I had not, and I end up buying food separately. Food was basic for price, however, cocktails in the top bar were lovely. Mobile ticket needs to be converted into paper at the Lighthouse ticket office.

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    April 23, 2019

    Lovely and relaxing.

    There really isn’t much to see on the river , as far as historical landmarks are concerned but it was a relaxing ride especially if you’ve never been on a paddle boat. They have a brunch you could pay for but you need to do that in advance as they run out of space early on.

    August 28, 2018

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