Mississippi River Boat Rides
Natchez Steamboat © David Paul Ohmer
The Mississippi River is really the primary reason New Orleans exists; it is the trade and transport artery which made the situation of the city such an asset over the centuries. New Orleans is therefore a great place to take a boat ride, whether it is simply a fun paddle boat excursion with the kids, or a historic riverboat tour. The Natchez steamboat traverses this great river and passes many of the city's historical sites, while the John James Audubon ferries passengers between the Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Zoo. There are also a number of Louisiana swamp tours which are fun for the whole family. You can't visit New Orleans without experiencing the Mississippi!
Address: Many boats dock near the foot of Canal Street