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The Canal Street Ferry

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  • Atavia W.
    "great photos of Algiers and New Orleans from the ferry."(5 Tips)
    Lorenzo L.
    "Two bucks for a seven minute ride across the Mississippi."(2 Tips)
    Troy T.
    "It's only about a 15 minute ride, but pretty cool view."(2 Tips)
    Carolin H.
    "Beautiful view over the city!"(3 Tips)
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  • Gabriel H.
    Take a break from the CBD and French Quarter and check out Algiers Point
    Gabriel Hayes · September 28, 2015
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  • Gabriel H.
    Schedules vary depending on the day of the week. Find the first and last times at www.nolaferries.com
    Gabriel Hayes · September 28, 2015
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  • Tarren B.
    The ferry was awesome! Seeing the beautiful New Orleans skyline like this was definitely a highlight of my trip. $2 each way for a quick ride with beautiful views.
    Tarren Blake · June 15, 2015
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  • Lorenzo L.
    Two bucks for a seven minute ride across the Mississippi.
    Lorenzo Linarducci · April 19, 2015
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  • Dirty B.
    Fun ride back and forth
    Dirty Bird · August 10, 2014
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  • Dirty B.
    Clean and easy to use
    Dirty Bird · August 9, 2014
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  • Troy T.
    $2 each way. It's only about a 15 minute ride, but pretty cool view. Didn't see much on the Algiers side, so I just rode back.
    Troy T · May 13, 2014
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  • mark m.
    Hurry and ride it while it's still free (until October 1)
    mark mayhew · September 10, 2013
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  • mark m.
    Now with shorter hours of operation ;(
    mark mayhew · July 1, 2013
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  • Brittany S.
    Was much faster than expected, and only cost 1$ with car. Can't beat it!!
    Brittany Summers · June 9, 2013
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  • Carolin H.
    Beautiful view over the city!
    Carolin H. · June 3, 2013
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  • Chris K.
    The ferry will not run in heavy fog, if the orange and white var at the top of the ramp is down, be ready for a long wait.
    Chris Klarmann · April 15, 2013
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  • Will N.
    The Ferry has been in regular service since 1827, connecting the foot of Canal Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans with Algiers on the West Bank.
    Will N · March 29, 2013
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  • K'Cee K.
    No public restrooms
    K'Cee Kreppein · November 24, 2012
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  • MiCHiE
    Need to know if it's running? Follow on Twitter: @Canal_Ferry or call the hotline: 504-376-8180
    MiCHiE · October 15, 2012
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  • Atavia W.
    Ride so you can say you were on the Mississippi River. It's free and you can take great photos of Algiers and New Orleans from the ferry.
    Atavia White · August 13, 2012
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  • Nick L.
    Despite what the signs say, the gretna ferry is not running. Ever
    Nick L · August 6, 2012
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  • Samantha P.
    Always a fun free activity with the kids
    Samantha Placek · June 9, 2012
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  • Andrew A.
    Stop the state from privatizing the ferry! http://friendsoftheferry.org/
    Andrew A · June 4, 2012
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  • MiCHiE
    The only passenger restroom is over the railing of the lower deck :ł
    MiCHiE · December 17, 2011
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  • MiCHiE
    Chill on the open deck! It's picturesque!
    MiCHiE · November 6, 2011
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  • Keb R.
    Free for bikes in both directions. Walk on with cars.
    Keb Radics · June 5, 2011
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  • Nicki C.
    It's free!!
    Nicki Carter · April 12, 2011
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  • K E D.
    way better than the bridge!
    K E Dixon · January 14, 2011
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  • Warren V.
    A lady sells pralines at the Algiers ferry landing, most afternoons!
    Warren Vaughn · November 18, 2010
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  • Pete R.
    Free from this side for cars. Free from both sides for pedestrians.
    Pete Rau · September 9, 2010
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