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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
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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Do it, escape the French Quarter and it's madness. For $2 you can ride over and visit the quiet funky beauty of Algiers. There's a couple of cool places you have to check out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Florence, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Do it, escape the French Quarter and it's madness. For $2 you can ride over and visit the quiet funky beauty of Algiers. There's a couple of cool places you have to check out there, too. The Point Bar has been used in scenes of movies over the years and there's pictures on the wall with owner Warren and people... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Cash only $2 per one way ride per person. 15 and 45 minutes after the hour departures from Canal to Algiers Point and top and bottom of the hour departures from Algiers Point.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The ferry cost $2 per person for a 4 minute ride, one way. If you want an outside seat you cannot sit in the shaded areas, they are off limits. You also have to exit the boat, walk to the entrance of the pier and pay again to get back to NOLA (even though you pay upon entrance to the... More 

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Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My entourage of my husband, best friends, and sister and brother-in-law chose a sunny afternoon to take the ferry ride over to Algiers Island. This was a really cute, but small island across from New Orleans. The day we were there, they were filming a movie. We saw some of the actors, but did not know any of them, and... More 

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Rockaway NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We decided not to swim over the Mighty Mississippi River! So we took the Ferry! Nice ride over and back, quickly, since we saw no reason to wander around aimlessly in Algiers Point.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Best value in the city. INCREDIBLE VIEWS! Plus Algiers Point is a sleepy neighborhood that feels like old New Orleans -- but a little friendlier.

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Fort Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Short trek from the dock near the aquarium to Algiers. We arrived late Sunday morning and Algiers was a ghost town. We walked around and took pictures.

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Dayton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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