- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Soak up the beauty of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat NATCHEZ! On this Sunday brunch cruise, travel along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music and savoring a lovely buffet brunch. This authentic paddle-wheel steamboat will whisk you away to the romance and ambiance of yesteryear. Don't forget your camera, as you'll see amazing panoramas of New Orleans' skyline!
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Lunch included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- 2 Hour Paddle-wheel boat cruise
- Live Jazz Entertainment
- Brunch (if option selected)
- Local Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Steamboat Natchez
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Drinks (available for purchase)
Gray Line New Orleans
Returns to original departure point
Head to Toulouse Street in the French Quarter at your selected time for your 2-hour Sunday brunch cruise. Board the Steamboat NATCHEZ, an authentic paddle-wheel steamboat that will take you on an old-time ride along the Mississippi River. This steam-powered vessel has everything from a museum-quality engine room to a megaphone to call the ship's orders.
As you steam ahead on the Mississippi River, enjoy marvelous views of New Orleans’ skyline while being treated to live music performed by a jazz trio. There is also live narration on board.
Inside the cabin or on the outside decks, sit down to a delectable Louisiana-style buffet brunch. Savor dishes such as egg frittatas, Creole shrimp, cheese grist, bread pudding and fresh fruit (see full menu below), all tasty Louisiana favorites! Drinks including mimosas, punch and Bloody Marys are available for purchase.
Your brunch cruise ends back at the French Quarter with plenty of time to continue your New Orleans sightseeing on land.
Sunday Jazz Brunch Cruise Menu
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Made with a traditional Louisiana roux and served with rice
Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Ham
Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp sautéed with onion, bell pepper, and garlic served alongside hot butter grits
Choice of a classic scramble or scramble with fresh spinach and tomato
Biscuits and Gravy
A popular Southern breakfast dish with sausage and white gravy
Turkey Sausage Patties
Made to order with selection of toppings
Mini Croissants and Biscuits
served with jellies and preserves
Chopped and mixed fresh seasonal fruit
Greek Style Yogurt
Served with almond and cinnamon granola
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
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The Steamboat NATCHEZ cruises rain or shine.
- Please Note: The Steamboat NATCHEZ will be out of service January 21 - February 16, 2019 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.
- In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels.
- The Steamboat NATCHEZ is handicap accessible. However, access to the top & bottom decks are by stairs only. Please call us with any questions before finalizing your plans if you have questions on access or personal equipment.
- Cruise is suitable for wheelchairs, but restrooms stalls are not wide enough to accommodate and there are no elevators on board.
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Food was amazing. Boarding and disembarking was very orderly and moved quickly. Dining room very clean and looked re-done. The brunch was out of this world. I'd like the recipe for your shrimp and grits . The gentleman speaking the tour was excellent. Loved " the steamboat stompers" just the kind of music I was looking for in NOLA
Great staff, good views and excellent food made this one of our favorite tours. The precision that everything happened on the boat trip made this a pleasure to be part of. Would take the tour again without thinking about it. Soo much to see and learn.
It was a nice tour got to chill and relax and looked at the view with good food and music really liked it
It was a great experience. They have live band. They have buffet. They have Southern Specialty food like bread pudding, banana foster with ice cream and grits. They have someone explained some of the history about New Orleans on the river.
Prior to boarding we were treated to a man playing music on the top of the steamboat. We were directed to the buffet area to choose a table and given a card to place on the table to reserve it as ours so we could then head up to the outside seating are to enjoy the views without worrying about losing our seats inside. Food was delicious although there were not many choices but the mimosas were wonderful! I highly recommend and will be doing this again.
We had an amazing time on the Natchez! With its rich history and transcendent music, it was easily one of our favorite moments in NOLA. In addition, the food was amazing an we got more than enough to eat. I 100 recommend this tour!
Staff were all very friendly and helpful. The narrator was very knowledable and explained pretty much everything we saw along the way. The brunch was OUTSTANDING and much more than I expected. I will do this again if ever I get back to the area.
Sunday brunch whilst enjoying live jazz music meandering down the Mississippi river - this is what you imagine when planning a trip to NOLA and the Natchez did not disappoint. We were so glad to have selected the brunch option for this tour and this allowed us to sit back in comfort within the dining area with a table reserved for the entire cruise - allowing the ability to roam the ship and take in the steam room before retiring for a cocktail or two and listening to the wonderful music. The experience was everything we envisaged and more and was a great way to start the week.
Had such an amazing time. Buffet stayed fully stocked with hot food and friendly servers, the band was also a nice touch
Did the lunchtime brunch cruise. Food was amazing, staff where attentive, the cruise was worth every dollar
Really nice activity. Did the Sunday afternoon brunch cruise. It was very crowded but once on the boat you didn't feel that it was that full. Lots of room for everybody to spread out. The brunch was excellent and the service was just as good. Will come back and do it again next trip to NO. Thanks!
We had a great Waiter that was from our home town Rob! The food and Entertainment were good. We got caught in a Thunderstorm during our trip. It was fine. Would do it again.
This was a great little hidden gem in NOLA!!! The drinks were great and the experience even better!!! I will be back!!!
food was great Gina was so full of excitement and very nice ,steamboat was nice .like the music with the pipes where very welcoming, this is a must to do .valerie and pete from colo
It was a nostalgic trip for me. I had done the same trip 20 years ago, and the experience was just as good.
Very enjoyable brunch and cruise. food was very good Bloody Mary was excellent. Good views of the shore line. Would give it a solid 9.