Water activity

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

Water activity

New Orleans: Evening Jazz Boat Cruise with Optional Dinner

Activity provider: Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

From US$ 52 per person

Experience the city like never before on a relaxing, moonlit cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Let the sounds of jazz fill the air as you enjoy a delicious Creole dinner and sip on a cocktail on the promenade deck while soaking in incredible views.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • See New Orleans' beautiful skyline views and the famous French Quarter from the river
  • Cruise the Mighty Mississippi aboard an old-fashioned sternwheeler paddleboat
  • Drink a New Orleans-style cocktail or two on the deck
  • Dance the night away to the lively jazz notes
  • Taste a traditional Creole-style dinner
Full description

Step back into the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen boat. Tuck into a delicious dinner or simply sit back and relax with a cocktail in your hand, marveling at the views and enjoying the live jazz music. On this river cruise, experience the vibrant and lively jazz notes of the amazing Sullivan Dabney Jr. and the Muzik Jazz Band while enjoying a Creole-style dinner (if the option is selected). There will be some time to dance to the music after dinner in the gorgeous dining hall.  After dinner, enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail on the promenade deck looking out over the Mississippi River as the city slips past. On the way back to dock where you began your tour, pass by Jackson Square and see the city lights under a starry sky.  SAMPLE DINNER MENU: • Cajun Caesar Salad • Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo • Louisiana Creole Jambalaya • Cajun Baked Chicken • Roast Beef Debris • Garlic Mashed Potatoes • Cajun Seafood Pasta • Red Beans & Rice • Corn Mac Choux • Fresh Roasted Vegetables • Paddlewheeler White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce (best in New Orleans!) • French Bread Rolls & Cornbread (Menu items are subject to change by season and availability)

  • 2-hour boat cruise
  • Live Jazz band
  • Dinner (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase onboard)

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Meeting point

Go straight to the ticket booth next to the boat, Creole Queen, at Riverwalk on the Poydras Street Dock.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children aged five years old and younger can join the tour for free
  • Boarding begins at 6:30 PM daily
  • Cruise times may be altered or canceled due to weather and safety concerns
  • Cruise may remain dockside in the event of unfavorable sailing conditions
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed onboard
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 505 reviews

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Verify which boat your taking, we went to the first one coming down the boardwalk not knowing there was another one farther down. The cruise was very smooth considering it was breezy out. It was nice seeing the city lit up after dark, next time we would do it during the day. Sandy & Ralph

October 6, 2022

This musical cruise is very nice with a nice view of the sunset over NOLA. The musical accompaniment was nice too. Only remark, the typical Creole meal left me perplexed because I thought I would rather find Creole pudding for example and not mashed potatoes and chicken among other things (even if it was well cooked) The boat is pleasant and the bar allows you to have a drink on the terrace while listening to the jazz band. However, I find it a bit expensive.

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September 30, 2022

Even though I enjoyed the evening, I couldn’t help but feel I had been manipulated by the booking app as I actually booked for a different boat which had been named on the app. I even had to email re tickets and mentioned the boat by name. When I got to the boat to exchange my vouchers, I was told that my booking was with another company. I was very angry as it was my birthday and meant to be a special night.

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August 17, 2022

Product ID: 172146