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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank gyzngalz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had neither the time nor the money for a river cruise, but I wanted to experience crossing the river. The Algiers Ferry is a real ferry and part of the local public transport system. It costs only a few dollars each way. The boat...More

Thank SanDiegoHistProf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But, not much else. The ferry is a cheap way to see the other side of New Orleans. Admittedly, we didn't spend a lot of time in Algiers. It is very quiet and it didn't seem like there was a lot to do there. We...More

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was glad it only cost $2.00 because it was a super short trip! About a five minute trip across the river - the view is nice. Getting to the ferry was a little strange, it is not clearly marked-so my husband and I weren't...More

1  Thank TXStacey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in New Orleans and as a teenager I used to ride the ferry from Algiers so I wouldn’t have to drive downtown and find parking. It’s still a cheap way to avoid downtown driving and parking. You get dropped off at the...More

1  Thank Krista M
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is a really great thing to do! It's very convenient at the front of Canal Street and you can really feel how strong the river is!

2  Thank mikerider2018
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We really enjoyed taking the ferry from Canal Street to Algiers and back. It is a very quick trip and very cheap, but the views you can see from the ferry are amazing. This is a very nice thing to do at least once while...More

2  Thank PalapaBound
Reviewed 25 May 2018

We thought to take a nice inexpensive boat ride in the harbor. Inexpensive because the fare is only two dollars (one dollar for us seniors). But this ride was bad news all around. First of all, it was very short - only about ten minutes....More

2  Thank theoax
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Take the ferry, watch the skyline and river traffic. It always varies, and never fails to interest me, and my dogs.

1  Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I wanted to go eat at Tout de Suite while I was staying in New Orleans. We decided to take the ferry over to Algiers Point. I really enjoyed this little adventure. The ferry leaves Canal Street on the quarter hours and leaves Algiers Point...More

4  Thank DebraSanford
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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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Ann R
12 July 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
4 March 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.
21 September 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