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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for one ticket to the Chalmette Battle Day Cruise ($28 value)
- $36 for two tickets to the Chalmette Battle Day Cruise ($56 value)
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 full creole buffet are available on the boat. Cruises are held twice and are two hours long. Boarding occurs between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for the morning cruise and 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the afternoon cruise. Tickets are regularly $13 for children ages 6–12 and free for younger children.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, 48 hour advance notice required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, discount, or deposit ticket. Not valid on Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Mardi Gras Day, or during special events. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.