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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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A nice, quick boat ride across the Mississippi

For only $2 per person each way, you can travel from Canal Street to Algiers Point. This is probably one of the best bargains in the city. Once in Algiers Point, stroll around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is an inexpensive way to explore the river and Algiers. My 17 year old daughter and I rode the ferry to Algiers by ourselves and enjoyed it so much we headed back across the river to gather the rest of our family to ride the ferry again for lunch at Tout de Suite Cafe in Algiers. The ride is... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A $2 ride on the Mississippi, what could be better? Ok, its $4 if you're going round trip, but still a good use of $4 with the kids!

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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a nice quick excursion across the Mississippi. We had intentions of crossing the river and having a drink and lunch. But when we got there we were told that it was the last run and that we had to come right back.... So we did and it was fun just to cross the Mississippi. I would suggest that... More 

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Victor, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

For only $2 per person each way, you can travel from Canal Street to Algiers Point. This is probably one of the best bargains in the city. Once in Algiers Point, stroll around and take in the lovely architecture. To me, it felt like a smaller, more "real life" version of the Garden District. Very lovely. For a refreshing drink,... More 

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Auburn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I read about the ferry and the Algeries Point walking tour. We took the trolly to the end of Canal St. When we tried to find the ferry access we were confused. The terminal looked deserted and abandoned. The escalators were blocked and trash obscured the stairway. But we saw someone walk the steps, past the heavy trash. We decided... More 

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Elmira, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pleasant, clean, no frills trip across the river to Algiers and back. Exact change is not a joke. Sat outside but the interior had seating as well.

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minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It's a nice tour. You get to see a lot of cool houses and it takes you off the beaten path. Just make sure you have the correct change. If not you get a voucher you have to redeem somehow, somewhere!!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 108 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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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans

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