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Gretna-Jackson Avenue Ferry

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Easy way to get to the quarter

This is the best way to get to the quarter during special events. Parking is easier and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
One way to cross

Stayed in Gretna area had to take public transportation to cross the Mississippi River an go to... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
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Gretna, LA
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is the best way to get to the quarter during special events. Parking is easier and cheaper/free on the West Bank. Exact change is only accepted. $2 each way, $1 if over 66 yrs. if they are selling tickets prior to the boat, it's...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Gretna area had to take public transportation to cross the Mississippi River an go to French quarters took the ferry 2$ and other prices if you are using it more than one time enjoy the air and view

Thank venomnyc
Reviewed 28 November 2016

there are several ferries in new Orleans - most notably the canal street ferry- but the Jackson street stopped a couple of years ago. one weekend a year the Jackson ferry will run for the Gretna fest. but the rest of the year there is...More

1  Thank williamNola
Reviewed 26 April 2016

it was a short trip across but was fun...sitting on the deck could see New Orleans and take some great pictures of the churches and paddle boats

Thank cjbe
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

It leaves you stranded in gretna. Unless your bed time is 10 pm, don't waste your time. We went to the gretna fest, parked in new orleans b ecauae gretna is a zoo. They shut down before concerts even end.

Thank Gissocrates3
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Apparently this ferry only operates for special events like the Gretna Festival. It was not in use at Mardi Gras.

Thank LA23
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This Ferry is now closed. As of July of 2013 this ferry is no longer in operation. Check with NOLA.com to see if they will reopen the ferry. The Ferry in Algiers is still running.

1  Thank Brodie A
Reviewed 7 May 2013 via mobile

Wonderful freebie! Friendly staff. Short wait time anytime of the day. Great views of the city and some of the other cruise boats and ships of the mighty Mississippi!

Thank psychrn74
Reviewed 5 March 2013

This was a very convenient way to get from our hotel over to the French Quarter . The best part is that it was FREE !!! Beautiful view of the skyline & bridge at night. Beware of the parking nearby.We pd. $10 to leave our...More

Thank TravelRN1129
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Very convenient and on time!! It was a smooth trip with a good view and it was free!! Offered several picture taking opportunities of the area.

Thank grgparker
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