Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch: Mississippi River Adventure
761 Ratings
New Orleans
Embark on a Mississippi River adventure aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Indulge in a jazz brunch, soak in the stunning views, and experience the charm of a bygone era.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

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.

Points of Interest

  • Gray Line New Orleans
What's Included
  • Live Jazz Entertainment
  • 2 Hour Paddle-wheel Boat Cruise
  • Brunch (if option selected)
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcohol (available for purchase)
Additional Information

Embark on a Sunday brunch cruise down the Mississippi River, complete with live jazz performances and an exquisite buffet brunch, depending on your selected option. Alternatively, enjoy the scenic views and fresh river breezes from our tastefully furnished indoor decks or our open-air outdoor decks. Experience the charm and nostalgia of a bygone era onboard our authentic paddle-wheel riverboat. Be sure to bring your camera to capture breathtaking vistas of the New Orleans skyline!

  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • The riverboat cruises rain or shine
  • Anyone looking to book a group of 15 or more should contact the booking site directly. Different rates apply.
  • Should the Steamboat NATCHEZ take time off, her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience while soaking up the beauty of New Orleans
Gray Line New Orleans
Toulouse Street
Departs from the Gray Line Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River, just one block from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. Please arrive 15 minutes before boarding begins.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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May 19, 2024
The Natchez! - We had a wonderful time on the Nanchez! The cruise, brunch and jazz music were awesome! We loved the wait staff, the lady in the gift shop and the lady that took pictures of us and our grand girls. We so enjoyed the cruise and everyone we met! It was the perfect outing in New Orleans and on the Mississippi River!
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May 14, 2024
Gina is the best - Gina is nothing short of amazing! Great hospitality and made our trip wonderful. Food and service was good
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
Mother's Day Brunch on The Natchez - We decided to get the brunch and WOW the food was AMAZING as well as the ENTIRE CREW, you will not be disappointed.
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
Great food great boat ride - I was very skeptical about a food on a tourist boat but let me tell you me and my brother five stars it was so good , me and my brother went on he has a knee brace with a cane crutch they took very good care of his got us on the boat right away the crew everybody was so professional, would definitely recommend this to anybody good job guys
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May 13, 2024
Relaxing and fun!! - Fun times! Relaxing would highly recommend this tour. Great for all ages and the best bloody Mary’s ever!!
Review provided by Viator
May 13, 2024
Mother's day - Friendly staff, food was good. Need more variety in food. Great views, plenty of seating. The music was fun and entertaining. Wanted to hear more from the band
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May 17, 2024
Good experience - I enjoyed the steamboat natchez, the jazz music was really enjoyable. I will say there wasn't much to see outside of the boat and if there was, the guy speaking over the speakers wasn't easy to hear, it was very hard to hear what he was saying. To be honest, I think I would have just preferred the jazz music to be playing the whole trip. It was nice to take a break for a bit from walking in New Orleans and just relax, though. My mum and I also said we wish we had chosen the option with dinner because, the food actually looked quite nice. So if you have the option, maybe go with dinner it's something else to occupy you whilst you're on the boat. I enjoyed watching the steamboat work you could see the wheel turning by goingbto the lower deck and they also said you could visit the engine room which I was wish I had gone into now, it would have been interesting to learn about how it runs. I do think this was a good experience but not the best thing I did when I visited New Orleans. All the staff were very friendly on board the boat; at the bar, in the shop.
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May 17, 2024
Novel experience. - The trip was very nice. Loved the scenery Couldn’t hear the narrator well. Too windy and noisy. Soft ride. I thought it was a little pricy for what it offers
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May 21, 2024
Nice try around the river - This is a nice short cruise around the Mississippi River. The narration was great and it gives you a true understanding of how the levee system in NO work and how they can be so devastating when they fail. The music was great. My only opportunity for improvement would be to have the food ready and available when the brunch services open.they were not prepared initially but the food was available within 15 mins..and the floors were not leveled so our table literally was sitting at an angle. But overall, I would recommend this outing.
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May 21, 2024
This was a miss for us. - While I found this to be cool for about the first hour after that we were ready to get off. The food was not good and it was kina boring. Did enjoy the first hour and some of the music they played.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024