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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
504 376 8100
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Ranked #48 of 173 Attractions in New Orleans
Type: Ferries/ Boats
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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bfleb433
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent way to get a low cost tour of the river. You can take your car or be a pedestrian. Combine it with a tour of the French Quarter and take either or both the the Canal Street or St. Charles Street car and you have a comprehensive tour of the city for less than $10pp. Allow... More

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Hausen am Albis, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Some good views of the New Orleans skyline while crossing the Mississippi. The short boat trip is fun, especially for kids. Algiers has some beautiful little houses which makes it worth to have a look around. We met some lovely and helpful people. Worth the trip!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a brilliant cost effective way to take a trip on the great river. The trip to Algiers is shots and straight across. By chance we took the ferry to Gretna which I didn't know existed. It takes you a distance upstream under the bridge then across the river. It was at least a 15min trip less on the... More

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Charlotte, NC, United States
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Feel the majesty of the Mighty Mississippi, see the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans skyline in a whole new way. Movie buffs might remember the scene in "The Cincinnati Kid" with Steve McQueen and Karl Malden. May have been shot on the very same ferry boat, too (likely not)...

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Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Taking the ferry across the Mississippi River to Algiers Point was a nice adventure. I have been to the Crescent city numerous times and it was something new to do that really excited me about the city. It was refreshing to see NOLA from the other side of the water and view the skyline from that vantage point. We keep... More

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San Pedro Sula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place have an unique style. I really enjoy this beautiful city. Come and visit this nice fabulous and unique place.

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Highland Falls, Ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Keep in mind that if it's too windy, they stop running the ferry. We got stuck in Algiers for hours.

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Missouri
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great photo ops while you glide across the Mississippi. We always ride the ferry when in town, and it never gets old. You can slip inside to cool off in the air conditioning, but don't stay long, or you'll miss some amazing views of the city.

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Fayetteville, TN
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

You'll notice some of the reviewers here who gripe about the $2 one way fare are probably the idiots who come to the FQ wearing beads when it's not Mardi Gras, wearing Bermuda shorts and black socks/sandals. They are probably obese, and do not tip well. As one reviewer has already stated, THEY (the ferry) DON'T RUN ON AIR! You... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

All the action is down by the river. The casino, the aquarium, the mall by the river which has a mix of shops

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