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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
504 376 8100
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #47 of 172 attractions in New Orleans
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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... more » 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An $8 round trip for my husband and I to cross the Mississippi to Algiers Point for 15 minutes of the same view wasn't worth it. Maybe it was when it was free but not anymore. We only had a $5 note for the return journey and we're willing to throw away the extra dollar but the lady have us... More

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Exact change only. $2 per person both ways. Short trip across river with a nice photo op. but not a lot else to explore except a couple places to eat and get a drink. I was a bit disappointed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we visited New Orleans July 2014, we stayed in Algiers Point, 3 blocks from the Canal Street Ferry. It costs $2 each way, which is pretty cheap to me. The view is amazing as you cross the river, make sure you take plenty of pictures of New Orleans skyline as you cross. Also, make sure you have the EXACT... More

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New orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The ferry is now 2 dollars 4 dollars round trip its a very quick ride on the river buts its a great place take pictures make sure to bring exact change

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Spencer, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were told that the Algiers Ferry was free, but it was $2 per person, each way. It was a 3 minute trip across the river. It was cool to ride on a ferry, but that's all it was.

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Parkville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This ferry costs $2 per pedestrian each way ($4 round trip), and has to be paid in cash with dollars. Change is not given, so have your dollar bills ready. The "voyage" across takes about 10 minutes, including the time to disembark. If you want a longer and more scenic trip up the Mississippi, take one of the steamboats but... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

When feel adventurous and want step out the French Quarter to see something different, you might want to consider the Canal Street / Algiers Ferry as an option. The ferry comes back and forth like clockwork. Also, if you don't have time to take the a riverboat cruise, but wanted to get out on the Mississippi, then this is an... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

There is not much across the river, so you may just get off and get right back on. Even so, it would be worth it for $2 each way (and parking nearby if you drove). You'll end up waiting longer than the trip, so make sure to check out the view as soon as it starts across. It seemed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The station is at the end of Canal Street, it only cost $2, but be prepared, only cash and exact change, which could be a pain, Ferry runs every 10 mins. It is a fun and short ride to the other side of the river, you get a nice view of the New Orleans skyline and takes you to Point... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Yes, there is now a charge of $2. each way to cross the Mississippi from Algiers Pt. to the foot of Canal Street adjacent to the French Quarter. I am a very frugal traveler and let's be honest with each other: this is STILL a bargain. This is less than the cost of a Coke at a convenience store! The... More

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