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Address: Gretna, LA

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Sit out on the deck

it was a short trip across but was fun...sitting on the deck could see New Orleans and take some great pictures of the churches and paddle boats

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 26, 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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nola
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there are several ferries in new Orleans - most notably the canal street ferry- but the Jackson street stopped a couple of years ago. one weekend a year the Jackson ferry will run for the Gretna fest. but the rest of the year there is NO GRETNA-JACKSON AVENUE FERRY.

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Thank williamNola
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

it was a short trip across but was fun...sitting on the deck could see New Orleans and take some great pictures of the churches and paddle boats

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Thank cjbe
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

It leaves you stranded in gretna. Unless your bed time is 10 pm, don't waste your time. We went to the gretna fest, parked in new orleans b ecauae gretna is a zoo. They shut down before concerts even end.

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Gretna
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

Apparently this ferry only operates for special events like the Gretna Festival. It was not in use at Mardi Gras.

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Thank LA23
New Orleans, Louisiana
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24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

This Ferry is now closed. As of July of 2013 this ferry is no longer in operation. Check with NOLA.com to see if they will reopen the ferry. The Ferry in Algiers is still running.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful freebie! Friendly staff. Short wait time anytime of the day. Great views of the city and some of the other cruise boats and ships of the mighty Mississippi!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was a very convenient way to get from our hotel over to the French Quarter . The best part is that it was FREE !!! Beautiful view of the skyline & bridge at night. Beware of the parking nearby.We pd. $10 to leave our car there & asked if it was a "monitored" lot. We were told it was... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very convenient and on time!! It was a smooth trip with a good view and it was free!! Offered several picture taking opportunities of the area.

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Thank grgparker
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Goes to Canal St.now. Great ride to there and nice view of the bridge and the river.. Great way to get othe quarter from the Westbank

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Rio Rancho
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Discovered this excellent ride while working in NOLA during Katrina. After a long day of performing inspections, it was nice to take the slow boat (ferry) back to NOLA and simply relax. Highly recommended.

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