We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
Improve this listing
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 415 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 177
  • 141
    Very good
  • 79
  • 7
  • 11
Cheapest way to cross the Mississippi River

Cheap and entertaining way to cross the Mississippi River. Great attraction for anyone traveling with kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Elena J
Los Angeles, California
Add Photo Write a Review

415 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cheap and entertaining way to cross the Mississippi River. Great attraction for anyone traveling with kids.

Thank Elena J
Washago, Canada
Level Contributor
86 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With a full schedule, we didn't have time to take a riverboat cruise up to the battlefields, so we decided to take the ferry across the river. Good choice. $3 per person, return, as I recall. Algiers is a a time capsule of a simpler time. The village is historically authentic. But you'll have to be prepared to doing your... More 

Thank Craig W
Omaha NE
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Timely and handy if you're on the Southwest side of the river. Lots of free parking during day on the street in Algiers within easy walking to the ferry. Cost is OK, but when they require exact change and then the change machine is out of money at 2PM...well that is an issue. On the Algiers side there is no... More 

Thank D L
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
652 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very similar to the Staten Island Ferry, the attraction here is the ride back & forth. You probably won't be interested in doing anything on the other side, but the ride across the M. River will give you a nice view of NOLA. Only $2 each way. Enjoy!

Thank rollngstone
waterloo iowa
Level Contributor
196 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice was to cool off on the river after a hot day of walking the tourist area. Ride is very short but kids would enjoy it if they have never been on a ferry before.

1 Thank Brenda J
Level Contributor
317 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a great way to spend a few minutes... as a walk on for the ferry. You cross the Mississippi River... only takes about 10 minutes each way... but it's fun to see the city from the water. Cost is only $1 so you can't get a better value for something unique in New Orleans

Thank MarySEverett_Wa
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ferry connects canal to Algiers , but for only $2 each way you get a cute ferry trip, great views of the Mississippi, and a nice little break from the quarter.

1 Thank natalieyv
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we tried to get the famous Beignets... what a crowd!! couldn't handle the line... went to Muriels which I will review. It was time to head back so we walked along the river and saw the Ferry. The ride was pleasant and very reasonably priced. Great view looking back at the Quarter. There may be something to do over... More 

1 Thank seattlesez
Manassas, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to cross the Mississippi between NOLA and Algiers, this is the best way to do it, but there are some issues involved. The fare is $2 per person each way, which is not bad, but you must have exact change. The staff is nice and the views are great. The main problem is that they changed the... More 

Thank Edith K
Lerna, Illinois
Level Contributor
70 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free ferry takes you across the Mississippi to Algiers. The ride is so pleasant (even on a hot day) and the view is lovely. There is rarely a wait.

1 Thank michelle s

Travelers who viewed Canal Street / Algiers Ferry also viewed


Been to Canal Street / Algiers Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Canal Street / Algiers Ferry and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Canal Street / Algiers Ferry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?