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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number: 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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Pedestrian ferry

We were told to go on the ferry. $2.00 one way across, $2.00 back. Pretty neat thing to do. Not a lot to see on the other side that you could walk to!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed two nights on Algiers Point and used the ferry multiple times. It was so cheap and easy...the ride is only 5 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were told to go on the ferry. $2.00 one way across, $2.00 back. Pretty neat thing to do. Not a lot to see on the other side that you could walk to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ferry no longer transports cars or people across the river. Due to toll issues in the local government they elected to no longer charge a toll when crossing the nearby bridge. However, that toll fee paid for the ferry as well so it no longer has funding. So sad.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode the streetcar up to Canal Street every day....there are some nice shops there along with hotels and restaurants...very easy to find your way around if you are walking. Some stores are open late....we found almost everyone helpful and welcoming. Canal Street is well lit at night and many people/visitors walking around. Lots of fun!

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Algiers Ferry is only $2 each way and is a 10 minute ferry is worth taking just for the view of New Orleans. The views are just spectacular. The ferry is on Canal Street near the French Quarter and next to the Aquarium. Take the ferry and then walk around the island and view the lovely homes. You can... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

heard the ferry was free and wanted to say I have crossed the Mississippi on a boat, so my wife and I went to Algiers Point. The ferry is now $2 per person, not a big deal. The crossing takes about 5min, and runs every 1/2hr. Go to lower deck and you get shade and a good breeze, nice when... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Canal Street was once the center of New Orleans. Two fabulous department stores, Holmes and Maison Blanche, are now hotels - Hyatt and Ritz Carlton. Some good restaurants, but mostly CVS, Walgreens and tacky stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second time on the Steamboat Natchez. I just learned something new. It is a two hour ride up and down the Mississippi River. If your in New Orleans it is worth checking out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an inexpensive - quick ride across the river - if you're looking for some different views to photograph the city sky line

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking the ferry ride from the Canal Street entrance over to Algiers is one of the best kept secrets of being in the French Quarter. It has been free for years but the word was that they we going to start to charge but I don't think it will be expensive if they do start to charge.Algiers has changed a... More 

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