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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

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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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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
French Quarter
+1 504-248-3900
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited New Orleans with friends and came across "Ambassador Dave" in Canal Street who gave us some money saving transport tips. The first of which concerns a trip on the Mississippi River. If you don't have the time or the money to take one...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we took this ferry across the Mississippi River to Algiers later in the afternoon. The ferry ride was only $2 per person. We enjoyed the river breeze, river activities, and got to see the city from a different perspective. Lucky to see a...More

1  Thank LiveNSee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the ferry to Algiers point from canal street at night time was amazing. It was a $2.00 fare each way. A must do for a couple it was a short ride but beautiful. you can get off at Algiers point the ferry comes every...More

Thank avrock75
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

cute trolley service -nice shops -music -Looks like a small piece of Times Square. Beautiful I like that the ferry horn blows when they take off (like anywhere else) and you can hear it throughout Bourbon Street.

Thank TukiJ
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A ferry has one job: to get you from one side of the river to the other. This ferry did that job and basically not a thing more. Signage was definitely lacking, and it was hard to find the ramp to bring the bikes onboard...More

2  Thank Joey T
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The ferry is really for the locals crossing to Algiers and not a tourist attraction. The Canel Street Ferry Terminal is a little neglected and not very nice but the ferry ride was fun and cheap. You pay $2 per crossing and must have the...More

Thank Boschie
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I took the ferry to ride my bike over there.When you dock there are a few bars and places to eat nearby.

Thank diceman13
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Loved seeing the river....it's pretty nice has lots to see, The Aquarium was close when we went to see it...it's a huge building

Thank Teresa927
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

For $2 a person (exact change) one way, it’s a nice 5 minute ride across the Mississippi River to Algiers Point. Whoever maintains it needs to do just that. I wasn’t really sure where we were going as we were trying to find where to...More

Thank Chrissy S
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Locals use this ferry as a means for commuting to the CBD from the city's historic 'west bank' also known as Algiers. The ferry leaves the from Canal Street, crossing the river, and turns round after passengers have gotten on/off in an old neighborhood with...More

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Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
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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
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Ann R
July 12, 2018|
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Response from SanDiegoHistProf | Reviewed this property |
Almost positive the answer is yes. It is public transport. Might have to stay on lower level. However in Algiers the sidewalks are pretty bad once away from ferry terminal. Keep that in mind.
Sylvia B
March 4, 2018|
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Response from KateGreatFalls_MT | Reviewed this property |
The Algiers ferry costs $2.00 each way for adults. It's $1.00 for seniors and small children.
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Glenn M | Reviewed this property |
6 am til either 10 pm or midnight. Canal side leaves at 15 and 45, Algiers at 00 and 30