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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number: +1 504-376-8100
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy,...

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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Riding' on the River

Once upon a time this ferry was free and pedestrians and car traffic could bet from one side to the other. Now it is foot traffic only and costs $2 each way. That's still a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Nolafan2164
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once upon a time this ferry was free and pedestrians and car traffic could bet from one side to the other. Now it is foot traffic only and costs $2 each way. That's still a bargain price for the chance to experience the Mississippi River up close and personal. Enjoy the sights and sounds as you make your way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want todo something off beat take the ferry from Canal and walk around Algiers . You can grab a po boy and bear and see some wonderful architcture. Stop in at the Rosetree Glass Blowing operation amd make an appointment to make an ornament. Great fun and easy too.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ferry used to be a wonderful was to access the city from Algiers, but now it's an on going nightmare. It was once a dollar, one way, for a car, with bikes and pedestrians free both ways. Now, no cars allowed, and two dollars each way per person.Exact change only. Not that big of a deal, if it ever,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place to spend the evenings by the river. Good sea food joints and bars. There is a shopping outlet mall were you can get good deals. Its also a ferry pick up point.

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Marysville, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great for a sunny day experience. A lovely view of the city and the river traffiic. It was a very quick trip, but we stopped and had lunch on the other side..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$2 each way exact change, 5 min ride, beautiful view. We rode across to Algiers point, walked a little, took pics and got back on the Ferry to head back. It was something to do.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just an update. The ferry is no longer free.The cost is now 2 dollars one way or 1 dollar for seniors

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ferry - really efficient and fun to travel across the Mississippi instead of along it. Not much to do in Algiers but none the less interesting to visit and catch next ferry back. Easy to ride the streetcar down to canal street stop. Ferry ride inexpensive at $2 each way

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Shenley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need to visit across the Mississippi River this is the quickest and cheapest way to do it. It only takes 5 mintes!!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only $2 each. Goes on time and comes back on time. The walk around Algiers is very interesting to see the house styles.

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