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Chalmette Battlefield Cruise for One or Two on the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen (Up to 54% Off)

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2.5-hour narrated tour on a 800-passsenger vessel propelled by a 24-foot authentic paddlewheel

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 48-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Boats are like rich parents, in that they will float you for a few years while you drift around playing acoustic guitar and working on your coming of age novel. Live the dream with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

The narrated cruise takes place on the “Paddlewheeler Creole Queen”, a 190’x40’ paddle wheeler, from which passengers disembark at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans to tour the Chalmette Battlefield and Monument. A cash bar and a la carte food options are available on the boat. Boarding occurs between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., and the cruise lasts from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen

With its maiden voyage held a mere 30 years ago, the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen seems to break the rules of time. From its outside, the vessel looks straight out of the 1800s. A giant, 24-foot paddle wheel propels the boat up and down the Mississippi River, and its soft lighting, wrought-iron trim, and Victorian-style draperies call to mind a bygone era. Look past those features, however, and you find modern equipment. Air conditioning and heating keep things comfortable, while a fuel-efficient, diesel-electric engine would make a steam-powered vessel scream like a tea kettle with envy.

Once that engine churns to life, the paddle wheeler can take more than 800 passengers at a time on two types of tours. A Creole buffet and live music take over the interior dining rooms during the Dinner Jazz Cruise. The Chalmette Battlefield River Cruise, on the other hand, focuses on history, with the captain spinning tails of local landmarks and key events, and the passengers disembarking to explore the historic site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.

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What some people are buzzing about:


93% of 306 customers recommend

  • “The cruise is great, but the recorded music (not the band, this was a day cruise) is a little too loud to enjoy a conversation with those around you. ”

  • “Very interesting and enjoyable cruise. Well-run.”

  • “get there early for a spot up top”

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    Central Business District

    100 Canal St.

    New Orleans, LA 70130

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96% of the people were positive about the Tour, most described it as Great.
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86% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
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