Did you know that there are New Orleans ferries that can transport you from one side of the Mississippi to the other?
While most people ride it to and from work, you can ride it from the French Quarter to explore the Westbank, including the historic Algiers Point. Algeris Point is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, founded in 1719, just a year after the French Quarter.
Algeris is known as a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle on the other side of the French Quarter. There’s quiet bars and restaurants, historic architecture to see and tree lined streets to take in.
The Algiers Ferry leaves from the New Orleans side at fifteen minutes and forty-five minutes past the hour. It leaves from Algiers at the top and half hour. Ferry hours are 6 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. on weekdays.
On weekend, ferries run from 10:45 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday from 10:45 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The ferry leaves from the foot of Canal Street, next to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
Along the way, you can enjoy beautiful views of the French Quarter and New Orleans skyline.
The ferry is just $2 for pedestrians, bikes, or scooters. It's $1 for seniors 65+ and children 2 and under are free. Pet are welcome,but vehicles are allowed.