Whether you’re a historian; a hopeless romantic; a business, social, or school group; or an avid traveler, come celebrate, discover, and explore Historic Natchitoches aboard the Cane River Queen Riverboat.

The Queen’s Captain, Paul Lohr was raised north of Kilgore, TX with a passion for boats. Retiring after 38 years in the trucking industry Paul began fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a riverboat captain.

Step one: build the “Cane River Queen.” Paul put many hours and a lot of his own sweat into the boat’s construction. It’s a labor of love and Captain Paul is sure you’ll fall in love while cruising down the waters in the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.

So, why did the Cane River Queen come to Natchitoches? Paul visited Natchitoches several years ago and immediately fell in love with the tranquil waters of Cane River Lake. He knew the City of Lights was where he and his Queen needed to be.

The 60-passenger Cane River Queen made her debut on March 15, 2019. She currently resides at the south end of the newly renovated Rue Beauport downtown riverbank. Tours up and down the Cane River give passengers a chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the area while learning some of its history.

If you’re looking for a unique location to host a family reunion, private party or corporate event the Queen offers private bookings 7 days a week. Or if you’re just wanting to relax and unwind, there’s a seat waiting for you!

All cruises are BYOD, so please feel free to bring your own food and drinks. For a tour schedule go online to To book private party or corporate event call 318-663-7787.

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