Cruises and boat tours

Paddle and Wheel tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience an exciting combination tour with a Natchez steamboat cruise and city tour
  • Tap your feet to live jazz on a two-hour cruise on the Mississippi River
  • Take a tour of the historic steam engine room
What to expect

The Paddle and Wheel is a combination of the steamboat Natchez cruise 'paddle' with the Super City Tour 'wheel'! First, you'll embark on the exciting 2.5-hour Super City Tour by motorcoach, then board the historic Steamboat Natchez, one of six authentic steamboats left on the Mississippi River. Get the chance to experience a Steam Calliope Concert daily. Feel the beat while tapping your feet to live jazz on every cruise available seasonally. This day cruise takes you back to times where cotton reigned supreme and life was slow-paced as the current on the Mississippi River. Listen to the captain’s narration of the highlights of one of the world’s most bustling ports. Take a tour of the historic steam engine room and learn how steam powers the engines to turn the paddlewheel and provide the power for the tunes of the calliope. You'll also catch sights of the Chalmette Battlefield while cruising. This is the battlefield where Jean Lafitte and his buccaneers joined forces with Andrew Jackson to defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

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What's included
  • Steamboat Natchez Cruise ticket
  • Live Jazz on cruise
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

400 Toulouse Street, New Orleans. LA 70130

Meeting point:

All tours and cruises depart from our Lighthouse Ticket Office at Toulouse St. and the Mississippi River. Directly behind the JAX Brewery, which is located at 600 Decatur St. The ticket office is directly in front of the Steamboat Natchez.

What to remember
  • Face mask required at all times. Temperature checks required before tour start. Social distancing is required during tours. Hand sanitizer available
  • The tour and cruise portions of this tour may be taken on separate days
  • Reservations are required for the Super City Tour portion of the tour only
  • Steamboat cruises are scheduled at 2.30pm daily (please call to confirm schedule, as an 11.30am cruise is often added)
  • Creole lunch can be added Monday through Saturday in advance for 16.00 USD per person
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  • Daily: See calendar
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Gray Line Louisiana
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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