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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 #51 of 171 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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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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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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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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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we visited New Orleans July 2014, we stayed in Algiers Point, 3 blocks from the Canal Street Ferry. It costs $2 each way, which is pretty cheap to me. The view is amazing as you cross the river, make sure you take plenty of pictures of New Orleans skyline as you cross. Also, make sure you have the EXACT... More

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New orleans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The ferry is now 2 dollars 4 dollars round trip its a very quick ride on the river buts its a great place take pictures make sure to bring exact change

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Spencer, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were told that the Algiers Ferry was free, but it was $2 per person, each way. It was a 3 minute trip across the river. It was cool to ride on a ferry, but that's all it was.

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Parkville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This ferry costs $2 per pedestrian each way ($4 round trip), and has to be paid in cash with dollars. Change is not given, so have your dollar bills ready. The "voyage" across takes about 10 minutes, including the time to disembark. If you want a longer and more scenic trip up the Mississippi, take one of the steamboats but... More

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