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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 #37 of 166 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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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

$20 for a family of 5 to cross the river. Ok to do once, but certainly no need to go back and do it again. Nice views of the city and the river for sure. It would have been a bit nicer had I not witnessed the employees talking so rudely to the passengers. When we arrived at Algiers Point,... More

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Decatur, Alabama
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The ferry is not very exciting. The workers were rude and they require exact change. Beginning in February it costs $2 per person each way. So for our family of four it was $16.00, not unreasonable, but not really worth the time. Algier's Point had a few places of interest, but not much. I might do the ferry for kids... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stayed in algiers area, this was a very quick and fun way of getting to town, luckily we had exact change.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This used to be a free service but is now $2 per person, not unreasonable. But if you happen to be coming from Algiers, you better have exact change because there is nothing around where you are guaranteed to give you change, as there are only bars and restaurants which are usually not in the business of handing out singles... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Although quiet Algiers is a pleasant respite from the hustle of the French Quarter, there's not much to see or do once you arrive. Maybe that's the point.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

5 minutes from French Quarter across the river to Algiers Point--and no traffic! (Except for barges and cruise ships.) The ferry was free till recently, but now costs $2, $1 for seniors.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A short trip across the mighty Mississippi. The NOLA skyline is awesome in sunny weather. I've been taking the ferry from the Algier's side for several visits now and never fail to park at the man's lot ($5 all day) to the right of the terminal as you enter. If staying in NOLA, once may be enough, but if staying... More

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Reeders, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Was a 5 star when it was free but now it's 4 bucks round trip. It's only a 3 minute ride across but if the weather is nice it gives you a nice view of the skyline

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Nashviile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Have cash. It was a good ride. It was nice to be on the Mighty Mississippi. To the right of the ferry dock on the point is a nice bar. We enjoyed the outdoor seating and talking with locals. A walk to the left of the ferry dock up on the levy was quite picturesque. If you are wanting to... More

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Cleveland, OH
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Here's what it is: a five minute ferry ride across the river. For $2 each way. For a great cheap perspective on the city and a chance to discover old Algiers you can't go wrong. The view is terrific. Especially as the sun is setting which is when we went. I don't know if I would do it again but... More

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