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Canal Street / Algiers Ferry

1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
+1 504-248-3900
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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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  • Very good34%
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
Central Business District
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"exact change"
in 84 reviews
"canal street"
in 122 reviews
"free ride"
in 23 reviews
"great view of the city"
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"per person each way"
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"dry dock"
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"mighty mississippi"
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"french quarter"
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"nice ride"
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"different perspective"
in 10 reviews
"louis cathedral"
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"jackson square"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank theoax
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank harmsenom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 2 nights of French Quarter activity, we shifted to the peace of Algiers. All it took was a 7 minute ride on the pedestrian ferry. The B&B was a 3 block walk and the site of the wedding we attended was also nearby. Couldn’t...More

1  Thank JALMN
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice crew, calm sail. Reasonable price. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. Ship clean, easy to find the port.

Thank Edie F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I went on this to just say we've crossed the Mississippi River. You have to get off on the other side so be prepared to pay both ways. It is a short ride (like 8 minutes) but it's nice to see the...More

1  Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The ferry is low cost way to get out on the water, and to cross the the mighty Mississippi. We enjoyed our short cruise across the river.

1  Thank Lonnell D
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The terminal was filthy but we enjoyed the views of the NOLA skyline, Jackson Square and passing boats during the brief ride there and back. You can’t pay $4 for round trip; instead, you must exit the boat in Algiers and then pay $2 again.

1  Thank TravelingMamaGlv
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We took the ferry to go kick around Algiers Point for a couple of hours. I was hoping it would be a nice cruise on the river but it’s only about 15 minutes max. $2 each way. As with a lot in NOLA you need...More

Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We took the ferry back and forth across the river. Nice, quick ride. $2/person/trip which makes it a pretty cheap river tour:) Departs every half hour. Allowed us enough time to go to a few places in the Algiers neighborhood with plenty of timing options....More

1  Thank megklee30
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Sylvia B
5 March 2018|
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Response from Marsha L | Reviewed this property |
$2 each way and be prepared with change, they do not make change
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Madeline02
22 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
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Elizabeth S
24 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.
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