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“One of the country's last free ferry”

Canal Street / Algiers Ferry
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$25.00*
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Ranked #48 of 348 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Sanford, Florida
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“One of the country's last free ferry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you are adventuresome, then take the ferry from the base of Canal St. in New Orleans to Algiers (across the Miss. River).
As of my last visit, passengers and bicycles are free and if you take an auto, the roundtrip fee is $1.00. Don't miss this vista of the New Orleans skyline.

Visited September 2012
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Oklahoma
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“River View of St. Louis Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

This quick little jaunt takes a total of about a half an hour total, if you stay on the ferry. We were able to get some nice river photos of St. Louis Cathedral and the bridge to the west bank. It's a free ferry for pedestrians.

Visited October 2012
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Aurora
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“Take the Ferry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

The ferry is free. Take is across the river and shoot some photos of the city as you cross. Take a walk along the top of the levee and through the Algiers area. The architecture of the homes is interesting and go find the old Gulf Gas Station.

Visited October 2012
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Henderson, Nevada
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“It's free!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

...but unfortunately, there's not much to see in Algiers. It's more for commuters or if you want a nice view of the city skyline!

Visited September 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Great Photo Opportunity on the River”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

Foot passengers ride for free. Cars only $1.00. The ferry crosses from Algiers Pt. across from the French Quarter to the foot of Canal Street (the border of the French Quarter.) The ride each way is only about 15 minutes, but it gives one some great views of the down town New Orelans skyline.

Visited March 2012
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