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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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Great views of the Mississippi

While visiting NOLA, we took the kiddos for a ride on the Ferry. We took some amazing pictures and the city looks amazing from the ferry. Pretty cool for small price. Plus, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While visiting NOLA, we took the kiddos for a ride on the Ferry. We took some amazing pictures and the city looks amazing from the ferry. Pretty cool for small price. Plus, you are get to travel along the Mississippi River.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It costs only $2 to cross the Mississippi. We didn't get off at Algiers but we just wanted some panoramic pictures of New Orleans. The pics looked great and the ferry ride only lasted 6 min. You need exact change so have $2 dollars for each way. Ferry come by every 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Used the ferry today to get to Algiers point and back Fast and efficient and clean Couldn't fault the service Sat on the back seats in the sun both ways

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Make sure you've got your 2 bucks a piece to put into the tin, because if you don't then you won't get no change! Not much to say other than its a pleasant 5 minute trip across to Algies Point and you get a cracking rivers view of the French Quarter and the passing ships and paddle steamers. It's just... More 

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Luang Prabang
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Please note this ferry is no longer free - it is 2 USD per person per crossing, you need to pay in cash and they don't give change so make sure that you have the correct amount with you. While it's only a short ferry ride it offers great views of the mighty Mississippi and the New Orleans skyline. We... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ferry comes by about every 30 minutes or so. The ferry is huge! It used to carry cars but it no longer does. It takes bikes and pedestrians. You will find mostly locals using this mode of transportation. It's a great way to see the skyline. there really isn't much to see on the other side at algiers. But there... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Tons of nice hotels line Canal Street. It has pretty much everything you would need in a downtown Business area, and more. We really loved the bar at the Sheraton that we were staying at, and the access to the streetcar line was very easy. If you want shopping, that is on Canal Street as well as fine dining. Sheraton... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We used the ferry several times while in the New Orleans area. They do have parking on the Algiers side for $5.00. Senior citizens pay $1.00 for one way trip but you do need to have the correct Change. The ferry was clean and the crew were friendly. The ferry departs about every half hour and it doesn't run 24... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This ferry has been operating since the early 1800s. It crosses the Mississippi many times every day. It only costs $2.00 but be sure to have exact change. It is a very quick ride--just about 5 minutes or so. When you get to Algiers you will see a very nice concrete promenade on top of the levee. It is a... More 

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Grenoble, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It does make for a good ride as you get an interesting view of the city. At a $2 price it's pretty hard to beat in this city where everything is way overpriced.

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