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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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Nice trip across the river

We took this ferry to get to Mardi Gras World across the river. It isn't really intended as a tourist destination - it was obviously used by residents of Algiers to get across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Jesup, Georgia
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Jesup, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took this ferry to get to Mardi Gras World across the river. It isn't really intended as a tourist destination - it was obviously used by residents of Algiers to get across the river. With that said, it was a nice ride across the river. Everyone was friendly and Algiers is a pretty little community.

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jwfornow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Realized I left my phone on the other side. Rode back across and a very nice gentleman had picked it up for safe keeping. He responded to my daughters text, to let us know he had it. Which helped my piece of mind enormously during the return trip. The Ferry staff joked with us - and what could have been... More 

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For 2 bucks (each way) you can get a great view of the City and pics of same. On Algiers side you get a real appreciation of the river to land elevation difference. Next time may rent bikes to tour that side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We have ridden the ferry in the past but this time we had to pay!!!!! Boy were we surprised! The best thing about this is the view of the city from this powerful river. It's a nice easy ride, worth doing. Algiers is a precious little city. The court house is really neat! Once your off the ferry, walk out... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I walked up and down Canal Street, enjoying the sights. From fellow tourists to New Orleanians, the electricity in the air was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

what a bargain! For $2 ($1 seniors) you ride the ferry from the foot of canal st to Algiers, the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. A short ride but I had very enjoyable chat with crew members who were friendly and knowledgeable. Algiers is a very nice area with well cared for double and single barreled shotgun houses, bigger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While visiting NOLA, we took the kiddos for a ride on the Ferry. We took some amazing pictures and the city looks amazing from the ferry. Pretty cool for small price. Plus, you are get to travel along the Mississippi River.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It costs only $2 to cross the Mississippi. We didn't get off at Algiers but we just wanted some panoramic pictures of New Orleans. The pics looked great and the ferry ride only lasted 6 min. You need exact change so have $2 dollars for each way. Ferry come by every 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Used the ferry today to get to Algiers point and back Fast and efficient and clean Couldn't fault the service Sat on the back seats in the sun both ways

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Make sure you've got your 2 bucks a piece to put into the tin, because if you don't then you won't get no change! Not much to say other than its a pleasant 5 minute trip across to Algies Point and you get a cracking rivers view of the French Quarter and the passing ships and paddle steamers. It's just... More 

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