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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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This is a pleasant way to see the river and get a different view of New Orleans. It's a short ride to an interesting neighborhood, Algiers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Taking this wonderful ferry ride is a lovely way to relax and catch a cool breeze. Plus there is lovely Algiers to explore, if you wish. The ride is relatively smooth (I am prone to getting seasick and I had no issues, but it was a clear day.)

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

2$ per person to ride the people only ferry across to Algiers. 2$ to ride back runs every 15 minutes.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a pleasant way to see the river and get a different view of New Orleans. It's a short ride to an interesting neighborhood, Algiers.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was a bit disappointed by previous reviewers saying that the ferry was worth the price and the time. In my opinion it is not. It costs 2$ for a one-way, less than 5-minute ride. At the end, everyone has to get off and get on again: I asked to pay and stay on the boat but I was said... More 

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Saint John, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It's a nice experience to take your car on the ferry, go across the Mississippi River & then view New Orleans from the other side in Algiers. Our granddaughters always enjoyed the ferry ride, we took it several times while visiting them. Algiers is a neat little area, we rode around to check out the area and took the ferry... More 

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Easy, cheap fun way to see a different side of the city. Granted I got a bit lost when I got to Westbank but than I've lost the Superdome on occasion. (Don't ask, I totally blame Endymion...) Really quick and fun way to get to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World (never been) and was great when Cleopatra was still on... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had heard there were neat shops and places to eat in Algiers, and we wanted to see the Mississippi and the NOLA view from the Ferry... so for only $2 (one way), we took the short ferry ride. But with limited time, we should have gone right back. We had to walk several blocks, then "search" for a cafe.... More 

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North Yorks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

For just $2 each way (paid separately - no round trips) you get to experience being on the Mississippi and the great views of the city from the banks at the other side. Well worth doing. We didn't stay in Algiers long enough to really explore, but what we did see was pretty so if there is time in your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The ferry was a very romantic scene even though the timing on it is less then 5 mins...takes you right to the French quaters getting off by the river walk for 2 bucks..I paid 10$ to park my vehicle at Algiers point..cheaper then paying downtown

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I remember the days when it was free to ride the ferry. It's still a bargain at $2 one way. You need to have the exact amount - no change given. And if you are riding roundtrip, you are required to get off the ferry and re-enter. I suggest that they come up with all day pass, say $6, so... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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