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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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“canal street” (123 reviews)
“exact change” (84 reviews)
“free ride” (23 reviews)
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1 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1152
French Quarter
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"canal street"
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"exact change"
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"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"
in 31 reviews
"nice ride"
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"french quarter"
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"different perspective"
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"louis cathedral"
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"jackson square"
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"nola"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really great thing to do! It's very convenient at the front of Canal Street and you can really feel how strong the river is!

1  Thank mikerider2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed taking the ferry from Canal Street to Algiers and back. It is a very quick trip and very cheap, but the views you can see from the ferry are amazing. This is a very nice thing to do at least once while...More

1  Thank PalapaBound
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

2  Thank theoax
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank DebraSanford
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 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 14 May 2018

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 2 May 2018

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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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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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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