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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number: 504 376 8100
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

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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Algiers Point Ferry

Fun jaunt. Rent a bike, take the ferry across to the point and ride the trail along the levee to see the riverfront from a wonderful vantage point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grinnell, Iowa
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Oshawa, Canada
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174 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a lot to see and do on this street from shopping , a lot of restaurants, bars, everything , people watch, catch the trolley or take the bus, very active street.

Thank margaret l
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the time to ride the Canal St Ferry back in time. When you disembark in Algiers, the only present day reminder is the cars parked on the streets. Imagine Algiers without them & travel back a century or so - pure magic!!

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Copley, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Algiers Ferry crosses the Mississippi River back and forth from Canal Street pier to Algiers Point. It is a basic motor-boat with seating for transporting locals but offers visitors a chance to experience a ride on the river at a reasonable price without fanfare. A limited time commitment is required to complete the trip which provides a break between... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many people visit the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans and simply ignore a unique & historic experience -- riding the ferry from the end of Canal Street over to the community of Algiers and back. The ferry has been been in operation since 1827 and cost just $2. Spend some time simply walking around the streets and seeing... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was alright. Nothing spectacular. Algiers was boring, actually. We did see an impressive statue of Louis Armstrong. THAT was cool!

Thank Reggie S
Grinnell, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun jaunt. Rent a bike, take the ferry across to the point and ride the trail along the levee to see the riverfront from a wonderful vantage point.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the suggestion of Chris of Buzz Nola, my son and I took our bikes on the ferry and crossed over to the Mississippi River Trail. It was a great way to bike along the River and see the skyline of New Orleans.

Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a quick trip across the Mississipp with a nice view of the city, and a unique experience at Algiers Point. We walked down the hill to an English Pub with a funny singer, so much character, and $2.50 bottles of beer! There were friendly locals there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gives a nice view over the mighty Mississippi and the steam boats are another sensation. Before departing we experienced a nice play on the steam organ ! And then, the steam engine starts running and the ship departs. In few meters you are in old city center fo New Orleans. Steam boat tour needs about two hours.

Thank ksg48
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Algiers is a wonderful neighborhood a few quiet minutes from downtown New Orleans. My family really enjoyed not just the brief ferry ride but also walking around Algiers. It is an extremely well-preserved area and a delightful village. If you want a few hours respite from the city, definitely go to Algiers.

Thank AlanBartlett

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