Recent Searches
Clear
Mississippi River
Mississippi River

Mississippi River Tours and Tickets

star-5
14,208 Reviews

A central character in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the mighty Mississippi River has long captured the American imagination. Originating in Minnesota and sweeping across 95 river miles (153 kilometers) south to New Orleans where it spits out into the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi is the largest river system in North America and has gained an almost mythical place in American history.

Learn more
New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in New Orleans. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials

44 results

Revenue may affect this sort orderWhy you are seeing these results Sort by: Featured

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

New Orleans Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

star-4
2314
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic riverboat experience, journeying back in time to when cotton was king and New Orleans was a budding port town that dazzled visitors with its colorful Creole culture. Board the historic riverboat for a morning or afternoon float down the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, enjoy live music, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion offers an optional tableside lunch (additional expense).
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$39.00
From
$39.00

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise with Dinner Option

star-4
2865
The Steamboat Natchez is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same authentic experience of New Orleans at night on this romantic riverboat cruise! Journey through time on a paddle-wheel boat ride along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, cozy up with family and friends, and delight in the sparkle of the urban shoreline at dusk. This excursion includes a Creole‐inspired dinner (if option selected) and live jazz music.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Jazz Cruise

star-4
460
Go for a sunset cruise aboard the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on this boat trip. Listen to an on-board jazz band and choose to add on a Creole-style dinner buffet as the boat sails along the Mississippi River. Take in the views from the promenade deck and sip New Orleans-inspired cocktails.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$52.00
From
$52.00

New Orleans Airboat Ride

New Orleans Airboat Ride

star-4.5
2235
Experience New Orleans’ wild bayou country on an exciting, family‐friendly airboat ride. This boat tour winds through the mossy cypress swamp close to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, named for the 19th‐century pirate and smuggler. While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from a native guide as you admire lush, forested shoreline and spot local wildlife. Both self-drive and hotel pickup options are available, and hotel pickups begin 75 minutes prior to tour time.
More
  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$59.00
From
$59.00

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

Swamp and Bayou Sightseeing Boat Tour with Transportation from New Orleans

star-4.5
949
Nowhere is Louisiana’s wildlife more abundant than in the swamps and bayous of New Orleans. Take a boat ride through these swamps and bayous and be on the lookout for alligators, raccoons, snakes, turtles and native birds. Hear stories from your guide about local Cajun culture and the mysteries of the swamps and bayous.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$65.00
From
$65.00

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

star-4
482
The Steamboat NATCHEZ is taking some time off, but her sister vessel will be taking her place. You’ll get the same classic New Orleans experience of a lovely jazz brunch aboard a historic riverboat! Journey through time on this cruise along the mighty Mississippi. Stroll the deck, admire the iconic paddlewheel, and snap picturesque shots of the beautiful urban shoreline. This family‐friendly excursion includes a delectable brunch loaded with famous Louisiana dishes and live music from a local jazz trio.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$39.00
From
$39.00

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure

star-5
349
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and natural splendor of New Orleans’ mystifying swamps and wetlands on a 2-hour New Orleans swamp tour and wetlands adventure. Relax in the luxurious interior of a New Orleans swamp tour boat as you cruise past cultural highlights like a Cajun cemetery, an Indian burial mound and a traditional fishing village. Scour the scenery for fascinating flora and fauna like snakes, turtles and alligators while listening to interesting commentary from your professional guide.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$32.00
From
$32.00

Whitney Plantation Tour

Whitney Plantation Tour

star-4.5
547
Visit the Whitney Plantation Museum, a former indigo and sugar plantation on the River Road now dedicated to promoting an understanding of slavery in Louisiana. Learn about the realities of plantation life through museum exhibits and recorded narratives as you explore the restored structures and historical slave cabins. Download the Whitney Plantation app for the self-guided tour of Whitney Plantation Museum.
More
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.00
From
$71.00

Steamboat Natchez VIP Jazz Dinner Cruise with Boat Tour and Reserved Seats

Steamboat Natchez VIP Jazz Dinner Cruise with Boat Tour and Reserved Seats

star-5
372
Step up the luxury on this VIP dinner cruise. Your experience begins with a complimentary Champagne cocktail while you take a guided tour of the boat’s authentic fixtures and spaces such as the engine room. In the dining room, you’ll have a reserved table where you can relax, indulge in a sumptuous tableside dinner, and enjoy a live jazz performance. If you want to go all out, upgrade to a full‐bar option.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$167.95
From
$167.95

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

Small-Group Swamp Tour by Airboat with Downtown New Orleans Pickup

star-5
632
Experience the iconic New Orleans swamplands during a small-group airboat tour, led by a professional guide. Alternate between adrenaline-fuelled high speeds and gentle cruising as you sail past fascinating flora and fauna. Capture fantastic photographs of alligators in their natural habitat, and relish the intimate atmosphere of a small-group, limited to only nine passengers. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Downtown New Orleans.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$102.00
From
$102.00

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

New Orleans Swamp Tour Boat Adventure With Pickup

star-5
140
Lose yourself in the atmospheric depths of the New Orleans swamps and wetlands on an exhilarating 2-hour boat tour, led by a professional guide. Cruise past ancient wonders and listen to legends surrounding a 2000-year-old Indian burial mound and an atmospheric Cajun cemetery. Scour the Barataria Swamps for sightings of fascinating wildlife such as snakes, turtles and ferocious alligators, and learn about the area’s history and geology from your knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by luxury vehicle fro your New Orleans hotel.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$55.00
From
$55.00

French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

French Quarter Historical Sights and Stories Walking Tour

star-5
1213
Delve into the stories behind the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans during a French Quarter walking tour. Take in famous landmarks including Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River, along with lesser-known places of interest. Hear from your guide about the architecture and heritage of the district, and get the inside scoop on recommended places for shopping and dining as well.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$26.67
From
$26.67

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

Large Airboat Swamp Tour with New Orleans Pick Up

star-5
187
Uncover the mysteries of the swamps surrounding New Orleans on an exhilarating airboat tour of the area, led by a professional guide. Cruise along the picturesque waterways in search of ferocious alligators and other rare wildlife while listening to illuminating commentary from your guide. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to high speeds, and capture fantastic photographs during regular stops. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$83.00
From
$83.00

New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

New Orleans City Tour with Swamp Tour Options

star-5
35
Travel through the bayou on this three-hour New Orleans city tour with optional swap adventure. Journey with your professional guide in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus as you learn about the history, culture and highlights of southern Creoles. You'll see major city highlights, plus areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and have the opportunity to add an optional swamp tour to this already comprehensive trip.
More
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$105.00
From
$105.00

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Large Airboat Swamp Tour

star-5
69
Discover the atmospheric swamps surrounding New Orleans on a fascinating 2-hour airboat tour, led by a professional guide. In a small group, head to the outskirts of the city and climb aboard an airboat destined for the rich flora and fauna of the swamplands. Enrich your natural knowledge as you listen to intriguing commentary from your guide; scour the scenery for sightings of ferocious alligators; and feel your adrenaline levels surge as you accelerate and reach high speeds.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$63.00
From
$63.00

New Orleans Haunted Ghost Tour

New Orleans Haunted Ghost Tour

star-4.5
48
Discover the spooky side of New Orleans with a historian-led walking tour. Visit haunted locations throughout the French Quarter such as the Lalaurie Mansion and May Bailey’s Brothel. Hear stories from local history over the leisurely stroll. This tour is kid-friendly and based on historical research.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$27.00
From
$27.00

Creole Kids Tour in New Orleans

Creole Kids Tour in New Orleans

star-5
52
The French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest district and cultural center, stretching along the banks of the Mississippi River. This walking tour is tailor-made for families with kids, led by an elementary school teacher and filled with fun anecdotes and interactive activities to engage the younger members of the family. Discover New Orleans’ rich history and Creole heritage as you explore the French Quarter landmarks, hear about 19th-century life in the city, and get involved in re-enactments.
More
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$25.00
From
$25.00

New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

New Orleans Helicopter City Tour

star-5
111
Get amazing aerial views of New Orleans on this 15-mile helicopter tour. While listening to guided commentary from your pilot through your headset, you and just a two other passengers will fly over Jackson Square, the French Quarter, City Park, and Lake Pontchartrain, among other landmarks.
More
  • 12 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$109.47
Price varies by group size
From
$109.47
Price varies by group size

New Orleans City Bike Tour

New Orleans City Bike Tour

star-5
71
See more of New Orleans without the hassle of renting a car on this half-day bike tour that takes you around the famous French Quarter and beyond to explore neighborhoods many tourists never go. Learn about the city’s fascinating history directly from the owner of the tour company as you make stops at Jackson Square, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, Royal Street, the downtown area, and more.
More
  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

New Orleans French Quarter Bike Tour

New Orleans French Quarter Bike Tour

star-5
7
Explore New Orleans the fun and flexible way on a bike tour of the famous French Quarter. Cover more ground than a walking tour while enjoying the freedom to stop and take photos, and see places that many tourists never venture, including Treme and musical Frenchmen Street. You’ll ride alongside an owner of the tour company for personal service and insight into the city they love.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.00
From
$40.00

New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

New Orleans Small Group Airboat Swamp Tour

star-5
237
Delve into the atmospheric beauty of New Orleans’ vast swamplands on an exciting 2-hour small-group tour by airboat. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise past fascinating flora and fauna, scouring the picturesque scenery for sightings of alligators and other rare creatures. Experience the exhilaration of traveling at high velocity as your driver alternates between gentle cruising and high-speed bursts. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 9 passengers.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$82.00
From
$82.00

Henley's Private Tours - Many guest have said

Special Offer

Henley's Private Tours - Many guest have said "Best Private Tour in New Orleans"

star-5
85
This is a customized luxury Private Tour of the entire city of New Orleans in just 4 hours. Your group will see the good, the bad and the extremely beautiful in New Orleans. We can show you MORE in 4 hours than you can see in 3 days on your own. During this private tour we will drive through his unique city discussing how this Colony was built and how we've handled things for the past 300 years. You will see and hear about the: French Quarter, Mississippi river, Unique Lake Pontchartrain, Flood control systems, bayous, Garden District, Opulent Mansions & Estates, Architecture, Iconic Cemeteries, unique Neighborhoods, Cajun & Creole Cultures, Civil War, battle of New Orleans, Importance of Port, catholic influence and soooo much more. We promise you will laugh and learn!! So, Book Now and relax on your tour of this unique and beautiful city in complete comfort.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$448.20
per group
$498.00
$49.80 savings
From
$448.20
per group
$498.00
$49.80 savings

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

Small-Group Bayou Airboat Ride with Transport from New Orleans

star-5
386
Experience Louisiana’s wild bayou country on an exciting, family-friendly airboat tour. This tour includes an airboat ride that zips through the tree‐lined marshes at speeds up to 45 mph (72 kph). While onboard, enjoy lively commentary from your guide as you view lush scenery and local wildlife, including alligators, nutria, and native birds. Pickup and drop-off from downtown New Orleans and French Quarter hotels included.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$130.00
From
$130.00

New Orleans Heart of the City Small-Group Bike Tour

New Orleans Heart of the City Small-Group Bike Tour

star-5
140
See New Orleans beyond just the French Quarter on a bike tour that gets you out into less-touristy neighborhoods like Faubourg Tremé and Storyville. Learn about the city's multicultural origins and follow the evolution of jazz, stopping to hear local lore and snap photos at landmarks like Congo Square and the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 2. The flexibility of both a small group size and two-wheeled tour is a great way to expand your view of the Big Easy.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00

Filters

Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Mississippi River?