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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

French Quarter
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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Phone Number:
+1 504-376-8100
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

See the city skyline from the Mississippi River for free. Nothing fancy,...

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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Fun way to cross the Mississippi

We took the ferry from our hotel over to the city one evening and it was very pleasant. The people working were not friendly, but that didn't really affect our experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kathy M
Bolton, CT
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Bolton, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry from our hotel over to the city one evening and it was very pleasant. The people working were not friendly, but that didn't really affect our experience.

Thank Kathy M
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went from Canal Street to Algiers Ferry and then back. Cost is $2 per person each way. Ferry appears older but is kept clean. Once we were on the Algiers Ferry side, we were able to walk the street and see the historic homes from the 1700 & 1800's. Great couple hour activity.

Thank Peanut54937
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Long walk to the ferry area. Nice little ride across the river. The steps on the boat were VERY STEEP. I thought it was going to be more of a paddle boat type ride across the river. Wasn't anything really to do or see on the other side at algiers. Ag least it was cheap.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to Canal Street to find the usually shops and department stores you see in most states. But it was a good change to see clean streets compared to Bourbon Street and the French Quarters.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Taking the ferry to Algiers is easy, fast and a nice switch from the French Quarter and downtown. It takes $1.25, exact change, to catch the ferry every 30 minutes on the hour and half past.

Thank Cynthia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ferry runs frequently between the Canal Street and Algiers Point terminals. The route is a arc and you can get a great view of the French Quarter and New Orleans from the river. Algiers Point is a nice place to walk around and very quiet. If you are interested in residential historic architecture, it is a great destination. Best... More 

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Ararat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read about this ferry so put it on the to do list and were pleased we did as it was the only time we were on the Mississippi. The ride over gave a great view of the city and then on the other side it provided a pleasant stroll along the levy. Would recommend a stop at the... More 

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Lake Charles, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Even though it's not free anymore (very nominal charge to cross), it's a lot of fun to ride the ferry to Algiers and back. There are bars and restaurants, a Louis Armstrong statue, some cool mid century architecture and always something to be seen on a neighborhood stroll.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending the day in the shops of Canal and Decatur, we decided to spend the afternoon in Algier's Point and jumped on the ferry. Most important thing - it's $3 CASH and you need to have exact change for each passenger. Simple enough. And bicycles are not allowed on the ferry. (Seems like a bummer but once you're on... More 

Thank JRD33141
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice ride, and great views of the river and the city. It's a short ride, but you can walk around Algiers and then just catch the next one back. All for just a couple of dollars

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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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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