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“Its FREE”

Canal Street / Algiers Ferry
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$25.00*
and up
New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
Ranked #52 of 352 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Clifton Park, New York
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117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Its FREE”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I like most things that are free. A great opportunity to ride on the Mississippi and see the Riverfront from the other side of the river. Give yourself an hour for the wait, and the trip there and back. Not much to see in Algiers. Apparently only 2 restaurants there, so be prepared.

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“skyline”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

A great way to see the NOLA skyline. Try either early in the morning or evening to get some great light for photos.

Visited December 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Great Skyline View of the City”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

The ferry is a wonderful free attraction in NOLA. It runs every thity minutes on each side (15 and 45 from the city side...algiers side 0 and 30). You get a great view of the side and it drops you off in the historic neighborhood of Algiers Point (see my write up on Algiers Point -oldmanbythesea).

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Fort Lauderdale
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“No point for tourist”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

I love a good boat ride, so I was excited to go. However, it was a very quick 5 minutes to get there (I wasn't counting) and a very quick ride back. I didn't really see the point. There was no beautiful view and frankly the water was brown, disgusting and smelled horrible.

Unless you really need to get to Algiers, there was no point.

Visited January 2013
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Auxvasse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice Boat Ride”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

It was a nice little boat ride. The dock on the Algiers side was close due to damage from a storm, so you had to get off with the cars. Any information that was there had been damaged by vandals. We walked along the river, but it would have been nice to have a nice place on the banks to sit down and have a coke. We could see bars, but they didn't look too nice. They looked like old bars.

Visited January 2013
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