Creole Queen Paddlewheeler: Historic Mississippi River Cruise
1,459 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a historic Mississippi River cruise aboard the Creole Queen Paddlewheeler. Discover 300 years of New Orleans history, visit Chalmette Battlefield, and enjoy stunning views of the French Quarter and Port of New Orleans.
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Chalmette Battlefield - Disembark at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where you can tour the Chalmette Battlefield including the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette Monument before re-boarding for the return cruise.
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - Chalmette Battlefield is located in the Jean Lafitte National Park, making it an exciting and special addition to your river cruise!
What's Included
  • 1 Hour at Battlefield
  • Local guide
  • Taxes
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol (Cash Bar)
Additional Information

Embark on a 2 hour, 30-minute journey down the mighty Mississippi River aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Listen to the detailed commentary by a licensed historian, who will cover 300-years of New Orleans’ history, from its establishment by the LeMoyne Brothers to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. The boat will make brief stop at Chalmette Battlefield for an hour long exploration. This includes a guided tour and discussion by a National Park Ranger on the battle of New Orleans, all while you enjoy the gentle breeze and subtle waves of the river. A cash bar and an optional fulfilling Creole lunch are there for your pleasure on the ship while you take in the panoramic views of the renowned French Quarter and Port of New Orleans from the river.

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed on board.
  • Bags are checked before boarding the vessel to ensure safety during the cruise.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If altered or canceled due to poor weather, cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions.
  • Due to limited capacity, refund requests made less than 24 hours prior to departure will NOT be considered. This includes missing the attraction for any reason. However, your ticket is transferable and valid for up to one year.
1 Poydras St
Poydras Street
Located directly at the end of Poydras Street behind the Outlet Collection Mall and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(1459 Ratings)
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Jun 22, 2024
Great ride! - Excellent tour and lots of history! Very clean boat and very nice staff. No complaints from me or the family. Would do it again.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 16, 2024
Great trip and throughly recommend it. - Dr Lauren’s commentary along the way was fantastic. Very informative and funny too. Loved the sights along the way as well as sitting in the Queens room where you could close your eyes, listen to the music and imagine the days gone by
Review provided by Viator
Jun 15, 2024
Relaxing Cruise - This was a very nice tour. We were able to relax while cruising down the Mississippi to the Chalmette Battlefield site. Hearing the history of the area made the cruise educational. I would go on this cruise again but maybe for the Jazz Dinner Cruise next time.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 15, 2024
A great way to learn some history and enjoy the Mississippi River - A very nice and scenic trip with a wonderful and entertaining historical narrative along the way. Charles was such a great storyteller! We learned a lot and enjoyed spending a couple of hours on the river and at the battlefield.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 9, 2024
A great trip down the Mississippi - A Fantastic & interesting trip down the Mississippi. Lovely paddle steamer, clean, lots of seating on all decks, bar selling alcohol and soft drinks. Charlie chestnut was our tour guide who was so knowledgable without being boring and really helped make the trip so enjoyable. Lots to see and hear about. Well worth the money and would highly recommend.
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Jun 16, 2024
It was ok - It was ok. Nice to be on a ferry but was a little high for the trip down river. Drinks and food is very expensive
Review provided by Viator
Jun 14, 2024
Good place to learn about history. - It's a great way to cook off and learn about the history of New Orleans. The battlefield has a good visitor center.
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Jun 22, 2024
The food was cheap and... - The food was cheap and like jail food not worth the money. It was a lot of rice with very little meat. The narrator was mono toned and boring . The boat ride was nice But don't waste your money on the food And the battlefield wasn't much to see either.
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Jun 21, 2024
The trip was decent for a... - The trip was decent for a family. Better suited for younger children, my teenager was bored. I would recommend a wider variety of food and to have basic drinks included with the meal.
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Jun 10, 2024
Overpriced and deceptive promoting - Not much. Food was ok, but no live jazz band that tour description and email confirmation stated would be included. The 1 hr stop at this visitor center where there is a Eurocentric museum, was too long and uneccesary. Go somewhere else for a river tour
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024