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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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06:00 - 21:45
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Sun 10:30 - 21:45
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 21:45
Fri 06:00 - 23:45
Sat 10:30 - 23:45
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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Down the Misissippi

I wanted to go to the battlegrounds. This ferry only passes it. It was enjoyable and a narrated voyage.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being the fact that I never have been on the ferry, I got on just to take the ride across and then took the ride right back. It was smooth. The lobby was cleaner than normally. Look like the walls have been repainted.

Thank Ro J
Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ferry costs $2 each way for a 15 minute ride. It is a nice way to see the city and take a few pictures, that's it.

Thank smile2000star
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to go to the battlegrounds. This ferry only passes it. It was enjoyable and a narrated voyage.

Thank Karisle2014
Westminster, Maryland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a nice little ride over to the Algiers Point. Not a lot to do over there for a tourist. A few cute pubs and restaurants with really good food though. We did enjoy walking around and admiring the New Orleans architecture.

Thank Laura R
Waialua, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

By staying at the Canal St Sheridan we could hop on the buses to almost anywhere or walk to Cafe Du Monde for breakfast, the Aquarium, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and after a BUSY week-end, Monday we boarded the Delta Queen for a ride down river to the 1812 Battlefield Tour that with the IMAX presentation of The Documentary... More 

Thank cindyguerin1
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's $2 each way ($1 for seniors) to take the ferry to go to the other side (Old Algiers). On the ferry, you can look back to the riverfront and have a very nice view of St. Louis Church, the steamboats and the skyline. Also, you can say that you were on the Mississippi River, which is muddy. On Algiers,... More 

Thank Lucy K
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short five minute trip across the river with nothing really intersting to see on the other side. Because of the time between trips (about 30 min) seems to be a waste of time.

Thank Roger M
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good way to get to Algiers for only $2.00. We took the ferry to Algiers for photo op. As we walked through the terminal, we remembered a few scenes from the movie Deja Vu. Nothing really to do in Algiers near the terminal. We did pay tribute to the Lewis Armstrong statue.

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Richfield, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hop On Hop Off tour guide told us to take the ferry across to watch the sunset over New Orleans. Timing is everything; but recommended. We were also told it is good to part in Algiers and then tour the city if you are not staying there.

Thank Mary G
warsaw, ny
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the ferry to Algiers thinking there would be a great photo opportunity on the other side of New Orleans...but other than a place to get a drink - nothing there! Very disappointing when you were told this was a must. Invest in places for people to have a good time in Algiers!! They will come for SOMETHING!

Thank tattoojules12

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