Algiers Ferry
Algiers Ferry
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10:30 AM - 9:45 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:45 PM
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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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Neighborhood: French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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Trish W
McMurray, PA950 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
This is a quick ride across the river and leaves on the hour from Algiers Point and from the city on the half hour. Clean and efficient.We bought tickets for seniors to ride all trolleys and the ferry for $0.80/day! Buy them online through the norta.com transportation site. What a bargain! You can buy different passes, some are 3-day etc.
Written May 7, 2022
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May F
Loveland, CO1,754 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Our family purchased the day jazz pass and took the ferry ride across Mississippi River to Algiers point. The ferry was easy to board, well organized, very clean. You are not allowed to move about once the boat starts. It is just a short ride.
Written December 24, 2021
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kqhgo
Baytown, TX295 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
So pleasantly surprised by how timely, clean and friendly the staff were. Very impressed with adherence to schedule. Easy boarding process, very cost-efficient at $2 each way. Drops you right in front of the aquarium of America‘s in Harrah’s Casino.
Written March 19, 2021
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CAJ.BTR
Baton Rouge, LA39 contributions
Jul 2019
What a delightful experience was this round-trip ride on a Mississippi River ferry. How fine it was to soak up the scenery from a great perspective. Riding this ferry was a fun thing to do. It dismissed the rush and slowed down time. Make it a point to kick back and take a ferryboat ride.
Written January 7, 2020
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Cynthia M
10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Buying a trolley pass gets you onto the buses and ferry. Go over to Old Algiers. It is the second oldest city. Do the jazz walk. Quaint. Lots of jazz greats on the walk. A secret discovered!
Written November 28, 2022
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seasidekenny
1 contribution
People crack me up. Complaining about $2? Do you think the Ferry runs on air? Is the Ferry pilot a volunteer worker? No.
But for two bucks you get a chance to see the skyline from the water. Great photo ops. Plus you get a moment to relax from the hustle and bustle of the Quarters. Algiers is coming along, and more will be done later. You won't pay $2 for the boat ride but you'll pay $10 for a pair of sunglasses from the French Market that fall apart an hour later? Puh-lease. Just sit on a park bench for free and quit yer whining.
Written June 28, 2014
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OffWeGo2
Collingswood, NJ227 contributions
Jan 2011
We took the free ferry ride to Algiers in the late afternoon, walked around the town for a bit then took the ferry back at sunset. Algiers is a quaint little town with pretty homes seemingly untouched by Katrina. Then the ride back had wonderful views of New Orleans at sunset. You can do the whole thing - the ride over, walk around and ride back in under an hour and half. The ferry leaves the base of Canal Street at :15 and :45 then comes back from Algiers at :00 and :30. Free to walk on, $5 for your car. Grab some cafe au lait and a bag of beignet from Cafe Du Monde for the ride over and just enjoy the view!
Written January 11, 2011
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EvaLady
Hillsboro, OR466 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
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 is a walking path along the river. But it's the best place to get that skyline shot at dusk. Chat away with the residents to learn more about life in NOLA. It is 2 dollars per person and you'll need exact change. They dont give you any change if you dont have it. You will also need to disembark if you are doing a round trip. Everyone must leave the ferry once it has docked.
Written February 14, 2015
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Doug B
Fayetteville, TN20 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
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 want a ride? Then you have to pay. THAT is how things are supposed to work in the United States... poor entitlement babies!!! The local government ain't giving you a free ride. This was not meant as an attraction; it is transportation for the local community.
So go get your gov't cheese elsewhere.
Written August 28, 2014
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WorldTravellerMan
Baltimore, MD282 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
Yes, there is now a charge of $2. each way to cross the Mississippi from Algiers Pt. to the foot of Canal Street adjacent to the French Quarter. I am a very frugal traveler and let's be honest with each other: this is STILL a bargain. This is less than the cost of a Coke at a convenience store! The panoramic views from the ferry are simply wonderful and Algiers Pt. is a close-knit, charming community of historic homes and cottages, tree-lined streets and fun shops and bars within a 15-minute walk of the ferry landing. Having used the ferry service dozens of times since 1984, I can strongly recommend a crossing in the early evening to see the twinkling lights of the Quarter and the waterfront on both sides of the mighty River.
Written June 30, 2014
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