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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

French Quarter
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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
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06:00 - 21:45
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Sun 10:30 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:45
Fri 06:00 - 23:45
Sat 10:30 - 23:45
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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It is a nice short trip across the Mississippi river and very reasonable price. It was something unique to do and doesnt take a lot of time

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a nice short trip across the Mississippi river and very reasonable price. It was something unique to do and doesnt take a lot of time

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this by accident, a trip across the river to Algiers Point is certainly worth doing, $2 takes you across and you get to see the riverfront from the river, a nice perspective Algiers Point is also worth a walk around, we came across an old English pub, complete with police box , had to stop for a drink

1 Thank gatekeeper10
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the ferry is free to ride across the river. the cool breeze along the water is refreshing on a hot day. good way to rest your feet for a bit. not the most exciting thing to do, but gives a nice view of the city's river edge.

1 Thank ballewcrew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I saw something on a travel site that suggested the ride on the ferry to Algiers as a way to escape the costly NO shops and eateries. The ferry is $2 each way, we walked all around the little community, we saw 1 bar, 1 pub and some beautiful architecture, our walk took about 25 minutes, then we were back... More 

Thank virginiaguest
Clarkesville, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

$2 ferry rides get you less than 5 minutes on the Mississippi River. However, if you need to get to Algier's Point, this is the most efficient way to do so. Affordable? Yes. Exciting/relaxing/must-do? No.

1 Thank jwat1776
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted to cruise on the Mississippi a bit and see the view from the other side. This certainly was not a romantic cruise but it's quick, easy and cheap and takes little to no planning. Make sure you have exact change when you board.

Thank RitaLyC
San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend a little time - next time we want to plan ahead & explore Algiers a bit - just did quick turn around this time

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite simply a ferry. But it costs very little to cross over to Algiers and back. If you go on a clear day the views of downtown New Orleans are great and certainly worth the ride.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry is only $2 each way and it's a quick trip. Nice way to see the river and the the New Orleans skyline. Hint...go downstairs to get out on the deck... One of our favorite experiences was wandering down the street in Algiers and stopping by a bar for a quick drink where we had a chance to visit... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another formerly free service went swirling down the dumper. It was a nice short boat ride into the city. But now, along with the charge to park on the Algiers side, it's just cheaper to pay for parking downtown. This unexpected charge, along with numerous other surprise fees is making us rethink our annual trip to NOLA.

Thank RoadsideJustice

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