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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
504 376 8100
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #50 of 172 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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San Pedro Sula
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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3 reviews 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed the ferry but did not realize that we had to pay to return. We thought we could just stay on and make the trip out. The views of the city was worth the $8 we paid round trip. You must have exact change. If we were to redo the trip we would have planned activities at Algiers Point.

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new jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

it takes you from the westbank of New Orleans right to Canal Street. If you are staying at one of the hotels on the westbank it is nice transportation. It costs $2 each way. I honestly feel it should only cost $1. The ride is literally 5 minutes long. There are plenty of seats to sit outside or inside. they... More

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Houston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The station is dirty, nasty , and horrible hot, and the trip is now worth it, in conclusion do not waste your time in a 5 minutes trip to cross the river.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

An $8 round trip for my husband and I to cross the Mississippi to Algiers Point for 15 minutes of the same view wasn't worth it. Maybe it was when it was free but not anymore. We only had a $5 note for the return journey and we're willing to throw away the extra dollar but the lady have us... More

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Exact change only. $2 per person both ways. Short trip across river with a nice photo op. but not a lot else to explore except a couple places to eat and get a drink. I was a bit disappointed.

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