We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
Website
Improve this listing
78%
Ranked #49 of 190 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy, but kids are sure to love...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Transportation
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

Hotels near Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

Write a Review

340 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    155
    110
    61
    7
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Grenoble, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It does make for a good ride as you get an interesting view of the city. At a $2 price it's pretty hard to beat in this city where everything is way overpriced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston Area, , MA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The ferry is a great way to get a sense of the river, see a view of the French Quarter/city skyline, and not take "all day" to do it. Things to do in Algiers, if you want. But this short excursion tells the story visually of below sea level and the power of the river. Amazing and should be on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

While trying to see all there is to see, we hopped on the ferry for a quick ride. Algiers is a quaint little village with two pubs right there by the ferry. We rode the ferry, saw a great view of the city, stopped and had a beer, and then rode back. Fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

we were visiting friends in Algiers, but I'm glad I did it just to say I was on the Mississippi! It's cheap and as has been said before, a great way to see New Orleans from the other side of the river. There isn't a lot to do on the other side tourist wise, but it makes for a 15... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

This is good to get around if you're staying in Algiers, but if you're coming from Canal, there isn't much reason to go to Algiers. For skyline pics, though, $4 roundtrip is much better than a riverboat cruise that will run 10-20 times that cost.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Eufaula, Oklahoma
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you don't want to spend the money for a river cruise, hop on the ferry for a quick trip across the Mississippi. Lots of locals in addition to tourists. It's a short trip, but fun and scenic and oh so cheap.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

$2 for the 5 minute trip across the Mississippi to Algiers. Not much to do once you're there, although I saw people on bicycles which would not be a bad way to get around. The ferry ride is fun, just make sure you have exact change as they don't give any on the ferry.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
NJ
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
58 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I like waterborne approaches to big cities and this one is quite appealing. It takes about 5 minutes to cross the Mississippi River here and the downtown area of New Orleans lines one bank with the spires of the St. Louis cathedral in the French Quarter also visible. The Algiers side is less dramatic, with boat yards and barges dominating... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Having rented a place in Algiers point we were looking forward to the convenience of the ferry. I lived on the west bank as a child and on numerous visits to the city a ride in the ferry was the norm. The ferry is now pedestrian only and costs $2. Also, last departure from Canal St. is 9:45 PM. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Shoreline
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Algiers ferry is a fairly old and rather beat-down bit of the NOLA infrastructure. It hides at the bottom of Canal Street, obscured by the casinos and all the other development down by the river. First glimpse might put you off a little. But for two bucks (exact change, cash only) you can take an easy glide across the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Canal Street / Algiers Ferry also viewed

 

Been to Canal Street / Algiers Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Canal Street / Algiers Ferry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?