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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

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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
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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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Inexpensive alternative!

The Ferry is $2/per passenger, each way. You can go ahead and purchase your return tickets upon purchasing the original way. The ferry is clean. The journey is short. It gets a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Roseburg, Oregon
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our guidebook suggested that we take the Algiers Ferry across the mighty Mississippi for a great view of the nighttime NOLA skyline. It is a beautiful, beautiful sight. Well worth the quick trip and friendly places in Algiers to boot. Just lovely.

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Montclair, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We rode this Ferry each day we were there because we stayed on the Algiers side of the river so it was very convenient for us. The cost to ride is $2 per person each way. the ferry has different schedules based on the day but usually runs about every 15 to 30 minutes. It is a great way to... More 

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Thank Tim J
Florida
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ferry is $2/per passenger, each way. You can go ahead and purchase your return tickets upon purchasing the original way. The ferry is clean. The journey is short. It gets a little packed during peak times.

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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't have a lot of time, I wouldn't take the Algiers ferry over. Not much to see once you get to this very residential area.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As corny as it sounds I have wanted to cross the Mississippi by boat so now I can say that I did that. We took the ferry ride over Algiers for two bucks per person each way. (You must have exact change) Walked around the town a bit. There is a church there that made for some good photos and... More 

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algiers la
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A round trip ride across the Mississippi River on the Canal?Algiers ferry is a great way to view the CBD and French Quarter from a different angle and in a very relaxing way. The river at this point is 150 feet deep.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the ferry back and forth across the river. It's only $2 each way and you get to see the city in the best way possible. It's strange, but you have to get off the boat at Algiers, got down some steps to get back on. I don't understand why they make you do this, but they do.

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Kinver, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

$2 each way for a few minutes ride over the river to Algiers Point. Took some great pictures of the skyline and had a bit of a wonder around before coming back. A great way to spend and hour.

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hard pressed for time and rushed to the ferry terminal for the last ferry[ 9:15 pm] out, so we could not get off on the Algiers side and had to turn around at Algiers and return on the same last ferry back. The original plan was to get off at Algiers and explore the historic neighbourhood of the... More 

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Waco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cool and windy when we were there. We did get to see several ships coming and going. We had some great views of the original city of New Orleans.

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