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Big Easy Paddlewheeler Tour New Orleans

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Big Easy Paddlewheeler Tour
2004 World Trade Center
#2 Canal Street
New Orleans
LA
70130
Tel: 504.529.4567

Where are we going today?

There is something magical about the paddle wheeler cruising down the Mighty Mississippi, with the music of New Orleans playing and the atmosphere jumping - and on the Big Easy Paddlewheeler Cruise you can experience it for yourself!

The Creole Queen is an incredibly iconic paddlewheeler that can take you and 1,000 others down the Mississippi to enjoy the air of New Orleans. Its magical! It's the city's most luxurious riverboat, and it's waiting for YOU on your family day out!

There are two cruises you can pick for your Big Easy Paddlewheeler experience. The Dinner Jazz Cruise or the Chalmette Battlefield Cruise.

On the historic cruise you will gently glide past the incredibly historic French Quarter that everyone knows and loves, and experience the Port of New Orleans from another view point - the river of course!  The Captain will entertain and inform you with a fascinating narration all about the landmarks of the city, as well as the history of New Orleans and the river.

For some more history, you will be disembarking at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans - kids, here's a quiz - where would that be? Only the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve!  Here, you can tour the Chalmette Battlefiend which includes a visit to the Malus-Beruregard House and the Chalmette Monument before you are back on the Creole Queen and ready for some more river adventures!

As soon as night falls, you can enjoy the dinner jazz cruise where the music will fill the galleys and corridors! Enjoy a deliciously lavish buffet in the very elegant dining room.

There are outer deck with incredibly detailed and authentic patterned wrought iron trims so it feels like you have actually stepped back in time to an era gone by!  Kids will love admiring the plus Victorian draperies and period lighting - how does it feel to step back in time!

After dinner, it's stars, music and dancing as you enjoy the Mississippi River in a whole new light!

Big Easy Paddlewheeler? Yes please! 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsDinner cruise from $44. Historic cruise $28
  • ChildrenDinner cruise $12 - $34. Historic cruise $13
  • Free Under: 3 years with no dinner. Historic cruise free under 5 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Dinner cruise 7:30pm. History cruise 2pm.

All cruises daily, all year round.

I'm Hungry!

The dinner cruise has AMAZING foods, but of course you can choose not to book with a dinner included. From gumbo, caesar salads, red beans, shrimp, cornbread...delicious!.

Healthy Eating!

Let them know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies. .

Any Top Tips?

Boarding starts 60 to 30 minutes before departure. Check the details when you book. .

Doing our bit

The cruises want to be as authentic as they can to the old time paddlewheelers - so enjoy the atmosphere! .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have a mobility difficulty, make sure you ask on the phone when booking so they can be prepared. .

More information

Reservations are required, with 24 hours notice for any cancellations. .

What people are saying?

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    My wife and I absolutely love this place. It's nestled in the most gorgeous stretch of wild country, and is very rustic. It has all the basics you'll need, and the staff is quick to help. I haven't seen another place like it in that area, and I've loved every time I've been there.

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    This place was awesome had the time of my life. fishing was amazing caught alot of fish the staff was great very helpful and kind and extremely friendly I'm all ready making plans for next year

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    This was perhaps the worse experience I've ever had with lodging. I stayed in one of the "Plex" rooms, and about the only thing I can say good about it was that it appeared clean. A little short of a C note bought a tiny room in the basement with one window (in a well), a toilet and a bathtub. The room was barely big enough for the king sized bed and the TV (which had a pitiful selection of channels).

    Parking was both inadequate, and badly marked, the management was hardly what I would call friendly, although the old mattress set leaning against...Read More

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    We recently stayed at the Wild Rose as a jumping off point to West Yellowstone with a fairly large group of people. We had three spots. It took us about 20 minutes to travel to Yellowstone from here. It is nice because it is a bit off the beaten path. We had more kids than adults and the kids loved the swings and playing down by Henry's lake. We decided to leave a day early and the staff we more than accommodating for us to leave early even at the lose of some income. The staff was helpful from the beginning.

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    I recently discovered this beautiful resort and it feels just like home! The help is terrific and even their new employees were helpful and picking up the work quickly! The rooms are great and the area is beautiful! Keep up the great work Wild Rose!

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This was perhaps the worse experience I've ever had with lodging. I stayed in one of the "Plex" rooms, and about the only thing I can say good about it was that it appeared clean. A little short of a C note bought a tiny room in the basement with one window (in a well), a toilet and a bathtub. The room was barely big enough for the king sized bed and the TV (which had a pitiful selection of channels).

Parking was both inadequate, and badly marked, the management was hardly what I would call friendly, although the old mattress set leaning against the front windows of the office did give a nice "white trash" sort of welcome. It took us two trips around the entire complex (and then asking one of the janitorial staff) to even FIND the office.

A short list of things which were missing from this room, which I tend to expect from even cheap motels included: A clock, Kleenex, Microwave / Mini-Fridge / Coffeepot, Deadbolt or Safety Chain on the door, Accessibility to Ice (they claimed to sell ice but the only bag in stock seemed to have been there since roughly the last ice age, and let's not even get into the non-existent continental breakfast (which is pretty standard in this day in age) The drip coffee MIGHT have been complementary, I didn't bother to ask, the tea, hot chocolate and cappuccino machine certainly weren't.

The hot tub did work (thank goodness), but I don't even want to think about the last time they changed the water. It's probably the only time I've been happy that a hot-tub was heavily chlorinated, and even then you definitely wanted to take a shower after soaking.

My opinion of Jared's Wild Rose Ranch Resort policy can best be summed up as "Charge a little less for a lot less and then nickel and dime them for the rest."

Needless to say, I was not pleased with my stay, and would NEVER return.

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