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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

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Address: 1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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, cheap thing to do

OK, a trip to nawilins isn't really complete without a trip on this ferry. It's cheap, quick and fun.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, a trip to nawilins isn't really complete without a trip on this ferry. It's cheap, quick and fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short ride on the Algiers Ferry to Algiers Point provides a view of the French Quarter and the St Louis Cathedral from the opposite bank of the Mississippi. After a stroll around the streets of Algiers Point, stop for a cup of tea or lunch at the Tout de Suite cafe.

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South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay in Algiers Point and leave your car parked from the time you arrive till you leave. Use the ferry! Cheap transportation across the mighty Mississippi to the heart of downtown!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude staff, short ride to Algiers where there is nothing to do. Had a cup of gumbo, got back on the next ferry.

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South Bend
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry so we could see New Orleans from a different view. It cost $2.00 a person each way, no change given back so make sure you have exact change. It is a quick ride with amazing views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the ferry to go to Algiers point, it was a very pleasant and quick ride, with friendly people guiding us

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun to take the ferry across the Mississippi River from Canal street to old Algiers. Even better is that it's free!! There are a couple bars and restaurants within walking distance of the Algiers landing, and the houses are unique. This not a tourist area so don't expect too much. Also. I personally wouldn't do this at night.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry to Algiers is only $2 each way, per person. It's worth it to check this place out. The Crown and Anchor is a pretty cool looking bar. The Bloody Mary's are GREAT!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ride the ferry to remind myself of the city's history and its current economy (pun intended). You'll see barges, tugs, and a few ships. Most port facilities have long migrated upriver. The trip is less than 10 minutes. Step off in Algiers, pay again, get back on, and return to Canal. Look at the Quarter from the ferry. The... More 

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Fes, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can easily access this on the Algiers side and the parking is free. It is a swift ride across and then yu have access to the boardwalk and can catch the trolley to wherever.

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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 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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