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The Canal Street Ferry

Boat or Ferry
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  • Atavia W.
    "great photos of Algiers and New Orleans from the ferry."(6 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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  • Rick D.
    Rick DoesburgAugust 28
    It takes you to the other side. If you're about to take this to Algiers to visit Mardi Gras World, don't. It moved to the side of the water you're currently standing on, just further down the river.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Take a break from the CBD and French Quarter and check out Algiers Point
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesSeptember 28, 2015
    Schedules vary depending on the day of the week. Find the first and last times at www.nolaferries.com
  • Tarren B.
    Tarren BlakeJune 15, 2015
    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.
  • Lorenzo L.
    Lorenzo LinarducciApril 19, 2015
    Two bucks for a seven minute ride across the Mississippi.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 10, 2014
    Fun ride back and forth
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Clean and easy to use
  • Troy T.
    Troy TMay 13, 2014
    $2 each way. It's only about a 15 minute ride, but pretty cool view. Didn't see much on the Algiers side, so I just rode back.
  • mark m.
    mark mayhewSeptember 10, 2013
    Hurry and ride it while it's still free (until October 1)
  • mark m.
    mark mayhewJuly 1, 2013
    Now with shorter hours of operation ;(
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SummersJune 9, 2013
    Was much faster than expected, and only cost 1$ with car. Can't beat it!!
  • Carolin H.
    Carolin H.June 3, 2013
    Beautiful view over the city!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KlarmannApril 15, 2013
    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.
  • Will N.
    Will NMarch 29, 2013
    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.
  • K'Cee K.
    K'Cee KreppeinNovember 24, 2012
    No public restrooms
  • MiCHiE
    MiCHiEOctober 15, 2012
    Need to know if it's running? Follow on Twitter: @Canal_Ferry or call the hotline: 504-376-8180
  • Atavia W.
    Atavia WhiteAugust 13, 2012
    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.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LAugust 6, 2012
    Despite what the signs say, the gretna ferry is not running. Ever
  • Samantha P.
    Samantha PlacekJune 9, 2012
    Always a fun free activity with the kids
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AJune 4, 2012
    Stop the state from privatizing the ferry! http://friendsoftheferry.org/
  • MiCHiE
    MiCHiEDecember 17, 2011
    The only passenger restroom is over the railing of the lower deck :ł
  • MiCHiE
    MiCHiENovember 6, 2011
    Chill on the open deck! It's picturesque!
  • Keb R.
    Keb RadicsJune 5, 2011
    Free for bikes in both directions. Walk on with cars.
  • Nicki C.
    Nicki CarterApril 12, 2011
    It's free!!
  • K E D.
    K E DixonJanuary 14, 2011
    way better than the bridge!
  • Warren V.
    Warren VaughnNovember 18, 2010
    A lady sells pralines at the Algiers ferry landing, most afternoons!
  • Pete R.
    Pete RauSeptember 9, 2010
    Free from this side for cars. Free from both sides for pedestrians.
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