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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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US$ 25.00*
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New Orleans Garden District Walking Tour
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Craft Beer Bar and NOLA History Tour

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A short ride for great views

A great way to spend a little time - next time we want to plan ahead & explore Algiers a bit - just did quick turn around this time

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the ferry is free to ride across the river. the cool breeze along the water is refreshing on a hot day. good way to rest your feet for a bit. not the most exciting thing to do, but gives a nice view of the city's river edge.

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Norfolk,VA
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I saw something on a travel site that suggested the ride on the ferry to Algiers as a way to escape the costly NO shops and eateries. The ferry is $2 each way, we walked all around the little community, we saw 1 bar, 1 pub and some beautiful architecture, our walk took about 25 minutes, then we were back... More 

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

$2 ferry rides get you less than 5 minutes on the Mississippi River. However, if you need to get to Algier's Point, this is the most efficient way to do so. Affordable? Yes. Exciting/relaxing/must-do? No.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted to cruise on the Mississippi a bit and see the view from the other side. This certainly was not a romantic cruise but it's quick, easy and cheap and takes little to no planning. Make sure you have exact change when you board.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to spend a little time - next time we want to plan ahead & explore Algiers a bit - just did quick turn around this time

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Thank Robert B
Wisconsin
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite simply a ferry. But it costs very little to cross over to Algiers and back. If you go on a clear day the views of downtown New Orleans are great and certainly worth the ride.

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry is only $2 each way and it's a quick trip. Nice way to see the river and the the New Orleans skyline. Hint...go downstairs to get out on the deck... One of our favorite experiences was wandering down the street in Algiers and stopping by a bar for a quick drink where we had a chance to visit... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another formerly free service went swirling down the dumper. It was a nice short boat ride into the city. But now, along with the charge to park on the Algiers side, it's just cheaper to pay for parking downtown. This unexpected charge, along with numerous other surprise fees is making us rethink our annual trip to NOLA.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See a view of the City different than most see. A great relaxation from the walking that is peaceful and a change of pace.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a ferry for sightseeing. It is $2 each way, not round trip, per person. The town of Algiers is old and dirty. The main places to eat are bars. The actual trip is less than five minutes across the Mississippi. Don't waste your time on this one...there are too many other fun things to do in the... More 

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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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