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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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Best $2 we spent.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ararat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 

Thank Kathleen K
Ararat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 4 days 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 4 days ago NEW

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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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All kinds of shops on Canal Street - the border of French quarter - and ending with a magnificent view on the Mississippi River and the last river boats... Nostalgy!

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our short walk around Algier's Point. The Old Crown and Anchor was a great pub, but the service could have been more friendly and accomodating. The homes and sights are amazing.

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Montgomery, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the inexpensive ferry and relax. Once in Algiers you get a skyline view of New Orleans. Exercise by walking on the Algiers dike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Algiers and taking the ferry over was an easy way to avoid parking near the Quarter. Prompt service. Easy to use. Friendly staff. AND the view from the ferry of NOLA was a must see. You get a real sense of the River.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry service is s useful for pedestrians to go back and forth from Canal Street to the Algiers area. The price is $2 each way per person and only exact change is accepted. Not much to do in Algiers, but there is another review for that.

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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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