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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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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Canal Street

The ferry will bring you to the other side. Canal street has many bars. Some areas are sketchier than others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ferry depot on both sides of the river need to be cleaned and repainted. The ferry boat also need to be cleaned (dirty).

Thank Marvin J
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

THIS IS A $2 BOAT RIDE TO A QUIET FRIENDLY SMALL TOWN ON A BEND IN THE RIVER. Short, easy walk down canal street, quick trip across the river, friendly folk and good food on the other side. A must do, especially if you have that - what should we do this morning - itch.

Thank Leonard K
Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was merely a less than 5minutes ride, well definitely worth taking coming to new orleans - you gotta cross the mississippi!!! The ferry is $2 each way - while reading on the net i read it was free, then saw signs at the jetty it says $2 per way. Kind a expensive for such a short ride.

Thank FongSooSan
Siler City, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This trip took 2-3 minutes at most. Useful if you want to go to Algiers, but otherwise it's a waste of money. Hardly scenic and you are on the water for so little time that you don't even get much of a chance to take pics of the shoreline. Ok, it's not much money - $2 each way - but... More 

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Monett, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in Algiers so taking the ferry was well worth us not driving in NOLA traffic. The traffic is crazy & hard to find places to park. The ferry runs all day and is not expensive. Take the ferry and get a RTA pass, they are the only way to get around town. Money well spent!

Thank Sherry H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ferry will bring you to the other side. Canal street has many bars. Some areas are sketchier than others.

Thank MinnesotaRandy
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having taken the Staten Island Ferry I had great expectations. The journey was really quick and the view was ok but didn't fill me with nostalgia or awe of the skyline. When I realised after really selling this to my son saying how much it would be worth it I laughed. At least we could say we had sailed on... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Algiers Ferry is a cheap and quite fast way to get to the other side of the river. You need an exact change cause the box you put the money in doesn't give anything back. The ferry goes nonstop and you must get out and pay again if you want to go back. Nice scenery. :)

Thank Emmalot27
Ponca City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always wondered what it was like in Algiers so decided to take the ferry this trip. At only $2.00 each way it can't be beat. It takes less than ten minutes and is a fun experience.

Thank Love2go2c
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $2 each way, you can take this fast little ferry across the river to Algiers, where you can walk round for 45 minutes and enjoy the cool old houses and some peace and quite. The ferry ride also gives you a great view of the city riverfront. Good for pictures in the evening.

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