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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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On a 75 degree day Friday my wife and I took the 5 minute ferry across the Mississippi to Algiers ..At a $1 senior fare it was fun and we can now say we've been on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Mercer Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At $2 per person each way, the Algiers Point ferry really made my NOLA vacation more affordable and fun. I researched hotels in the French Quarter at lot before deciding to stay in the West Bank. I found it was really easy to find parking on the street around the ferry and the neighborhood felt safe to me. There is... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to see the Quarter...from the ferry and from Algiers Point. Fun to ride with kids. It's a treat to be ON the Mississippi!

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South Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a 75 degree day Friday my wife and I took the 5 minute ferry across the Mississippi to Algiers ..At a $1 senior fare it was fun and we can now say we've been on the Mississippi...The ferry runs constantly so there was very little waiting..nor much seating and no bathrooms... fun time...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the time to take the ferry, as transport or as a scenic ride. The city looks spectacular from here.

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paradise valley, az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Leaving downtown by ferry from the base of Canal St affords a lovely view of the city, the Cathedral, etc. Algiers Point is a quaint and quiet neighborhood away from the hustle/bustle of the City. The short ferry ride is cheap and a nice diversion. Not much to eat there, or eve do there, but worth a stroll around a... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Want to see some restored historic houses? Take the Algiers Ferry's quick crossing and wander the streets to see Greek revival, Craftsman, shotgun styles with plenty of porches and cast iron fencing. The ride back gives nice NOLA skyline views.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently spent 4 nights at a B&B in Algiers, across the Mississippi River from the heart of NOLA. The ferry was the perfect way to travel! We were a quick 5 minute walk to the terminal, the fare ($1.25) was super reasonable (so much cheaper than parking fees!). The half-hourly schedule was perfect for us, and getting on and... More 

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ft. chiswell, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry was quick and efficient and affordable. Algiers point is the best place to get skyline photos.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride is incredibly short, about 2 minutes to get to Algiers Point which felt rather vacant.

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Madison, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the ferry for pure entertainment purposes, and while there was no "organized" entertainment on the ferry, my kids thought it was the coolest thing we did that day. And this is the same day we went to the Aquarium and a movie. Just make sure you have EXACT change.

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French Quarter
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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