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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

36 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized


Take a 2 hour, 30 minute cruise down the great Mississippi River aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Enjoy a narrated tour with a licensed historian describing 300-years of New Orleans history; from the founding of the city by the LeMoyne Brothers to the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. During your cruise the vessel will dock at Chalmette Battlefield for a 1-hour excursion. Enjoy a guided tour and talk by a National Park Ranger about the battle of New Orleans, while taking in the sweet breeze and delicate waves along the river. Delight in a cash bar and/or a satisfying Creole lunch option available on the boat while viewing the famous French Quarter and Port of New Orleans from the river .



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Average 4.44 out of 5 stars based on 36 verified reviews from Cool Zurich and TripAdvisor

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Restful. Informative afternoon.
Garylee C, Mar 2021 Verified
The narrative was outstanding. Comfortable area seating. Stayed on board at Chalmette and thoroughly enjoyed the music and bar.
, Mar 2021 Verified
Charles was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and gave us a detailed description of what happened to New Orleans during and after Katrina hit. An excellent historian. The paddle boat was awesome and very comfortable. I would recommend this activity to everyone who enjoys boat riding and learning a bit of history of the are of New Orleans. Please beware that parking along the water front is very expensive, so check out the city too, if you have the time to do so! .
Eddy O, Mar 2021 Verified
Great tour with lots and lots of information about the battle and Katrina. Narration by Charles was fantastic, so knowledgeable about everything. Even gave recommendations for things to do after the tour.
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Darcelle K, Dec 2020 Verified
The cruise was definitely a highlight of our trip to NOLA! The staff was friendly and accommodating and Charles was a wonderfully informative and engaging guide, providing lots of interesting information about the Mississippi and surrounding area. The narration re: hurricane Katrina was a bit heavy, but then so was the event. Would definitely recommend this excursion.
Tabitha, Aug 2020 Verified
We went on the 2 pm cruise I didn’t really think about it at the time because it was overcast but my husband and I both came home sun burned. Make sure to wear sunscreen. The tour guide Charles was fantastic. He had everyone even the children captivated the whole. Definitely will go again.
Teri, Aug 2020 Verified
We took the Sunday 12pm experience. Charles was fabulous! Very informative, funny and full of non-fictional stories. Even shared personal experiences of his families times in NOLA. Truly appreciated the dinner suggestion of Adolfo's local secret. Great meal experience to end our NOLA trip.
Jenny C, Mar 2020 Verified
Enjoyed it, especially the narrator. One of few places in New Orleans not closed because of virus. I would recommend this trip.
Karen F, Mar 2020 Verified
This was a great tour! Our narrator Charles was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The boat was beautiful and it was full of different look out areas so you never had a bad view.
kamisha o, Mar 2020 Verified
Narrator is amazing I had a wonderful experience and he’s very educated on the history of New Orleans the food was great and wonderful customer service from the staff
raqtellez, Feb 2020 Verified
Nice cruise and cool stop to battlefield grounds. The ranger was informative, I wasn’t expecting the history lesson. My group enjoyed it

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