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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“exact change” (79 reviews)
“canal street” (114 reviews)
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For $4 round trip you get to experience a little bit of life on the Mississippi. You also get to see New Orleans from a different point of view. Take a walk around the Algiers neighborhood and view all the interesting old architecture. It's quiet...More

1  Thank lezahg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the ferry from Canal Street to Old Algiers in the mid-afternoon. Not many people riding, basic ferry with no restrooms. The fare was $2 per person, cash and exact change only. Nice view of the French Quarter from the boat, especially at sunset.

Thank mrandmrsdavis2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check out the history of this place before you go; it'll affect the journey. Quick boat ride, no seats or snacks, great other vantage point to see New Orleans. Stay and walk around Algiers Point; the place is getting gentrified, strollers and cafes. Stop for...More

Thank RadioKaren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very short trip across the Mississippi River to Algiers. We didn't get off the ferry just wanted to say the we crossed the river.

Thank Maricela G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go for breakfast in Algiers. The ferry ride was quick, and Algiers was a pleasant low-key area. Trip across only took 5-10 minutes, no wave action. We met some locals who were happy to talk about their town. Ferry stops are very...More

Thank CurmudgeonwithaK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this by accident when down by the riverfront. For a couple of dollars a person you ride this 5-10 minute ferry across the Mississippi to Algiers Island. There are three pubs/bars there that demonstrate the aged character of New Orleans. You will need...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the last time we rode the ferry it was free and a wonderful local thing to do on the river. Just ride over and ride back. very relaxing

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't think I would do this as a tourist attraction but it's perfect if you're staying in an Airbnb across the river. You need exact change. If you're over 65, it's only a dollar which my dad took advantage of, they didn't even ask...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came to New Orleans in an RV which is not suitable to drive around the city with our to find parking, so we decided to came across the river at Bayou Segnette State Park. We used the ferry daily to get back and forth...More

Thank kjamurray
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hop on for $2, exact change only, and get from Algiers Point to the French Quarter in a couple minutes. Leaves Algiers on the hour and half hour, returns from Canal St at the quarter and three quarter of the hours.

Thank Marsha L
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Glenn M | Reviewed this property |
6 am til either 10 pm or midnight. Canal side leaves at 15 and 45, Algiers at 00 and 30
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.