Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise

113 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
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

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 4.59 out of 5 stars based on 113 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
new1man9, Jan 2022 Verified
This is a great family friendly, outdoor, relaxing event. Give it a try if you get a chance. The cost is reasonable. We did not take it with the meal. The narrator( forgot his name, Veteran, Lawyer, Historian, Native) is awesome.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Elaine_E, Dec 2021 Verified
Charles was a fantastic guide--knowledgeable, personable and plenty of local flavor. Really enjoyed the tour.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Josh_M, Dec 2021 Verified
Amazing story telling from Charles. The history as well as the complete story of Hurricane Katrina was perfect.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
S. Y, Dec 2021 Verified
Charles was an excellent narrator! We frequently visit New Orleans but had never done a River Cruise. Great outing for the day.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Richard_L, Dec 2021 Verified
Great history narration Would be nice to have discussion of commerce in the river. The development of NOLA was great but all those barges and boats!
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Hamoud_A, Dec 2021 Verified
It a very nice trip especially with your family. Enjoy the river tour and the scene around the banks of the river. It is lovely.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
David_E, Dec 2021 Verified
The entire staff were very friendly and welcoming. Charles, the narrator and historian was brilliant! He offered just the right mixture of facts and humor to make the trip to the battlefield truly enjoyable, in spite of the cold weather. The park ranger gave a great presentation about the battle and left just enough time for a quick trip through the nice museum on site. We had lunch on board on the way out, the food wasn’t 5 star by any means but it was good. I’d recommend this trip to anyone!
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Steph L, Dec 2021 Verified
My sister and I loved this tour! Our narrator, Charles, was phenomenal. His knowledge base and sense of humor kept us intrigued and even laughing. We enjoyed both the scenic boat and stopping at the battlefield memorial. Highly recommend this tour if visiting New Orleans!
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Tia_C, Dec 2021 Verified
Fun! The narrator is funny and definitely has the voice for it! Going to the battlefield was cool to feel the energy of an epic battle that changed the trajectory of the US. The boat ride is beautiful.
Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Historic Mississippi River Cruise
Lauren_M, Dec 2021 Verified
The tour guide, Charles was great!! He was beyond knowledgeable and had great personal insight on New Orleans and its history!

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