Steamboat Natchez New Orleans LA


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Feb 05


Close your eyes and imagine cruising down the mighty Mississippi aboard a paddlewheel steamboat. Now, what if we told you that you don’t need a time machine to do it? The Steamboat Natchez is the only remaining genuine sternwheel steamboat powering through the Mississippi.

The Steamboat Natchez is a passenger vessel that offers narrated river tours with food, live jazz music and some of the best views of the Big Easy. The christening of the Steamboat Natchez took place in 1975. Soon after, in 1976, the Steamboat Natchez squared off for a steamboat race against the Delta Queen. Steamboat Natchez won the race and earned her antlers and continued a tradition of steamboat racing since the 1800’s.

Today, you can become part of that rich history when you step on board the Steamboat Natchez. The boat has three decks, can accommodate 1,230 passengers and has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Mosey on back to the stern and watch the big 26-ton paddle wheel spinning in all of its bright red glory.

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The narrated portion of the tour is filled with fun facts about the boat and points out significant landmarks. I mean, where else can you learn about the Domino factory producing seven million pounds of sugar or that New Orleans is the largest exporter of natural gas?

Make sure you take a trip below deck to experience the beautifully maintained boilers and steam engines in action. Steamboat Natchez is more than just a boat, it’s a floating museum. The engine room encourages guests to walk around, read about the boat and take pictures — you won’t want to miss the giant boilers named Thelma and Louise.

Step back in time and experience old New Orleans on Steamboat Natchez.

Steamboat Natchez is docked at 600 Decatur Street, Suite 308, New Orleans, LA. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Steamboat Natchez website or call (504) 569-1401.