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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

A friend had recommended taking the canal ferry in order to get on the river and see boats along the Mississippi, but I was a underwhelmed by the experience. And after we got to the other side, everyone had to disembark and pay the fee...More

Thank Paula F
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of visitors to New Orleans never go outside of the French Quarter, so they miss a lot of what the city has to offer. For $2, you can take the ferry across the Mississippi River to the Algiers Point neighborhood. Along the way,...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's just a ferry ride to the other side of the river. Not a must do thing when visiting. It's $2 per person one way. I'd say save your time and just enjoy the Riverwalk.

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although ferry is just a ferry, it catches the breezes & captures the skyline views. Old Algiers is quaint with its Creole Cottages & "Shotgun Houses" a feature of this area. A quiet retreat from the party vibe over the other side. Sunset would be...More

Thank planetogra
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome way to get away from the noise of the site and enjoy the calm beauty of the Mississippi River. Algiers runs on a slightly different energy that New Orleans. Things here are a bit slower and the people are very warm....More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This strip is full of unique people and interesting history. If people watching is your thing, this is agreat place to do it without being in such close quarters. The street cars are very good to watch as well.

Thank carol c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the Canal Street Ferry if you want to visit a great neighborhood of New Orleans or are interested in Architechture. A bicycle would scoot you around much better in the warm and hot months for sure.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

People - please take this for what it is. It is a ferry to go from one place to another. It is NOT a riverboat tour. I do not have the attention span for a several hour historical boat tour. We were also not interested...More

Thank Atags2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first ride on the ferry across to Algiers. I enjoyed the wonderful views coming and going. Once across there was not a whole lot to see, the architecture of the homes was very beautiful and I visited a quaint gift shop with lots of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two dollar fare; exact change only. Very reliable in its timetable. Hours of operations can differ from weekdays to weekends. We stayed in Algiers Point and found this an easy and fun way to get into New Orleans. Only about a five minute ride, but...More

1  Thank Janice B
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
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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Elizabeth S
23 January 2017|
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Response from veronica J | Reviewed this property |
i believe its around 2-3 dollars when i was there for the ferry.
Carra W
16 October 2016|
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Response from Java2014 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Harrahs for a very short time, its clean and gigantic, tons of slots and tables. Not vegas but close. Worth checking out.
30 September 2016|
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Response from SuziMac8 | Reviewed this property |
I would think so, but they have a web sight, I would check there. Enjoy!