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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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Nice ride across the river, $2.00 each way. Sit or stand outside. Watch the world go by. No bathrooms.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The ferry was a very romantic scene even though the timing on it is less then 5 mins...takes you right to the French quaters getting off by the river walk for 2 bucks..I paid 10$ to park my vehicle at Algiers point..cheaper then paying downtown

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I remember the days when it was free to ride the ferry. It's still a bargain at $2 one way. You need to have the exact amount - no change given. And if you are riding roundtrip, you are required to get off the ferry and re-enter. I suggest that they come up with all day pass, say $6, so... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Look for $4 round trip and taking less than an hour, why not. Gives you a view of the city from the water and leaves frequently. I'm sure someone here has recommended a bar on the other side of the river that you can drop into and have a cheaper lunch than the quarter on the way. Ferry, like the... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Nice ride across the river, $2.00 each way. Sit or stand outside. Watch the world go by. No bathrooms.

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Dunedin, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Streetcars On Canal Street, New Orleans, Best way to get around the city of New Orleans, The Canal St.streetcar starts at Canal St. & the River walk docks by the casino (Harrah's) this line seems to run forever down Canal St., by taking this streetcar you will save on time and walking; it runs all day and well into the... More 

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Jesup, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We took this ferry to get to Mardi Gras World across the river. It isn't really intended as a tourist destination - it was obviously used by residents of Algiers to get across the river. With that said, it was a nice ride across the river. Everyone was friendly and Algiers is a pretty little community.

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jwfornow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Realized I left my phone on the other side. Rode back across and a very nice gentleman had picked it up for safe keeping. He responded to my daughters text, to let us know he had it. Which helped my piece of mind enormously during the return trip. The Ferry staff joked with us - and what could have been... More 

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Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For 2 bucks (each way) you can get a great view of the City and pics of same. On Algiers side you get a real appreciation of the river to land elevation difference. Next time may rent bikes to tour that side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We have ridden the ferry in the past but this time we had to pay!!!!! Boy were we surprised! The best thing about this is the view of the city from this powerful river. It's a nice easy ride, worth doing. Algiers is a precious little city. The court house is really neat! Once your off the ferry, walk out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I walked up and down Canal Street, enjoying the sights. From fellow tourists to New Orleanians, the electricity in the air was awesome!

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