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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The views were great! We went over and luckily found a pub close to exiting the ferry. Literally was a 1/2 mile from Canal Street. If you looking for something longer try a riverboat cruise.

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took this ferry into New Orleans from Algiers across the river. The terminal in Algiers is difficult to find and the terminal and the boat itself is a bit dated. The normal fare is only $2 one way, $1 if you are over 65....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were roaming around NOLA and literally stumbled upon the waterfront, SO glad we did! There is a walk way that runs the entire length, the sights of all the boats/ships were great to see. There was a guy playing jass on his trumpet, kids...More

Thank Prakash S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the ferry and it was quick and cheap. There is a great glass blowing studio over there where you can watch the artisans and also purchase pieces.

Thank arthurbyrd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent form of transportation into the heart of the New Orleans if your staying on the other side of the Mississippi River during holidays and/or Mardi Gras. The bridge crossing is usually slowed down to a crawling speed while everyone one is...More

Thank Tony_T3000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a hard time understanding the mixed reviews. This is a ferry ride. Typically ferry rides are not rides taken just because. The ferry is to move people, cars, and items across a waterway lacking a bridge. The terminals are not glamorous, nor are...More

2  Thank booatx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you would like to experience a little history, make certain you plan a ferry ride across the Mississippi to New Orleans. The Canal Street Ferry (also known as the Algiers Ferry). The ferry connects the busy Canal Street business area with the town of...More

4  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to waste your time and take a 2 minute ride across, then go ahead...couldn't even take nice pictures....remember cash only and you can't stay on the ferry and pay one price to return.....you have to exit and pay to re-enter again.

Thank guerguens n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend recommended this ferry ride, saying it was free. It might have been at one time, but now it costs $2.00, unless you are a senior, in which case it is $1. each way, and, as others have noted, you must have exact change....More

Thank Intlxpatr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canal street is and always will be a great New Orleans area. WIth many street performers and Café du Monde for Beignets, what more could you ask for? Shops are plentiful and the river (Canal ) is a stones throw away. You can watch the...More

Thank JackSchmidt
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
How much is the parking at the Algiers/Canal St Ferry terminal?
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
How is the casino there?
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.
I am renting a motorized scooter to get around in New Orleans. Will they allow me to take in on the Algiers Ferry?
1 October 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!