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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number: +1 504-376-8100
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy,...

See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy, but kids are sure to love the pelicans and photographers will love the sights on the way to historic Algiers.

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A quick river "tour" for two bucks, it's un-fancy fun.

It used to be free, except for cars. Now it is the smaller ferryboat that doesn't take cars, and it costs two dollars (one-way or round-trip if you don't get off in Algiers). I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jakie F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It used to be free, except for cars. Now it is the smaller ferryboat that doesn't take cars, and it costs two dollars (one-way or round-trip if you don't get off in Algiers). I don't think the average tourist is aware it's there, it's a "cheap secret", but it's right next to the Aquarium, just ask. No extra charge if... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

.Of the two ways to cross the Mississippi, the bridge or the ferry, the bridge is the way to go if you have a car but the much more scenic route if you are on foot is to take the ferry, the views of the Quarter are spectacular! You get a close-up look at the mighty Missipp, with all it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a walk on ferry and costs $2 each way - exact change required. For pensioners - please tell them seniors - it is only $1 each way. The main reason not to miss it is to walk around Algiers Point.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once upon a time this ferry was free and pedestrians and car traffic could bet from one side to the other. Now it is foot traffic only and costs $2 each way. That's still a bargain price for the chance to experience the Mississippi River up close and personal. Enjoy the sights and sounds as you make your way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want todo something off beat take the ferry from Canal and walk around Algiers . You can grab a po boy and bear and see some wonderful architcture. Stop in at the Rosetree Glass Blowing operation amd make an appointment to make an ornament. Great fun and easy too.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry used to be a wonderful was to access the city from Algiers, but now it's an on going nightmare. It was once a dollar, one way, for a car, with bikes and pedestrians free both ways. Now, no cars allowed, and two dollars each way per person.Exact change only. Not that big of a deal, if it ever,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to spend the evenings by the river. Good sea food joints and bars. There is a shopping outlet mall were you can get good deals. Its also a ferry pick up point.

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Marysville, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a sunny day experience. A lovely view of the city and the river traffiic. It was a very quick trip, but we stopped and had lunch on the other side..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$2 each way exact change, 5 min ride, beautiful view. We rode across to Algiers point, walked a little, took pics and got back on the Ferry to head back. It was something to do.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just an update. The ferry is no longer free.The cost is now 2 dollars one way or 1 dollar for seniors

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