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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
+1 504-248-3900
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I waited for this ferry as the gate was slammed shut just as I approached. When I boarded I advised that I was a senior, the young 'lady' demanded ID which I produced, she then demanded to know where my date of birth was on...More

Thank JoyceFf
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a change of pace, take the ferry from the Riverwalk over to Algiers. Sleepy little town . Not too much to do or see but a nice view back at the city. Stroll around to the Rose glass shop. Beautiful work done by these...More

Thank judie210
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ferry ride from Algiers was very nice. It was so much easier to park our car in Algiers and ride over to New Orleans, than to try to find a parking place, without paying $25 plus. It runs every 15-20 minutes so you aren't...More

Thank V2674KTmaryl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Short ferry ride on the Mississippi; not much to see there, but interesting to watch the big barges navigating the river..

Thank hotshot73
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't jump off you'll never be found due to the under current. Visit the town of Algiers, interesting to see the water and building level from this side of New Orleans.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 1 week ago

At two dollars each way this is a great way to see the city from the river, as well as taking a brief stroll around the waterside of the Algiers point district.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some trouble finding the ferry. There was a lot of construction and the ferry had already pulled away. Luckily, we had the fortune of running into a local, RJ, who pointed us in the right direction. The ferry is so-so and be prepared...More

Thank nolabride2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cross the mighty Mississippi to Algiers, stay on the ferry and cross back again - the skyline is fantastic and cheaper than the paddleboat!

1  Thank chrissy486
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place to talk through. Shops, eating places and on the Mississippi River. A good place to shop, sit or eat. Nice breeze on certain days.

Thank BobConn.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick ride over to Algiers to have lunch. Have exact change. Many of the houses were interesting to look at. Someone recommended to take the ferry at night as you can get a beautiful view of NOLA.

Thank Yvonne73161
Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other
parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title
might suggest that this area is all about business and
little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you
away from the Central Business District. The CBD
offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be
touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the
world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Alison G | Reviewed this property |
Go to New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA)for up to date schedules
Elizabeth S
24 January 2017|
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Response from veronica J | Reviewed this property |
i believe its around 2-3 dollars when i was there for the ferry.
Carra W
16 October 2016|
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Response from Java2014 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Harrahs for a very short time, its clean and gigantic, tons of slots and tables. Not vegas but close. Worth checking out.