On a hot muggy Sunday afternoon in New Orleans, finding a refreshing adventure can be challenging! Lucky us, locals had recommended this authentic experience as an affordable treat and the moment felt right. All Aboard!
this ferry crosses the Mississippi for just $2pp each way to historic Algiers Point
We fearlessly hopped aboard the ferry that soon arrived. Watched the attendant expertly stuff our $2 each down into a see through box with jaws and a handle that helped it progress down its metal throat. The ferry’s interior seated area was significantly cooler than the steamy reality we had just come out of.
famous muddy water churning as we quickly rumble away from the French Quarter
But unable to resist the view, I scurried across the lobby and exited out onto the deck, watching and listening in awe to the groaning heaviness pulling away from the dock surrounded by deep churning brownness.
The endless action on and in the powerful Mississippi seen all around us bordered by stunning sky lines; the ride was over way too soon.
you can ride inside or on the deck- it’s a quick trip
you’ll see lots Mississippi River action
With no sense of our destination when boarding we were deposited at the edge of Historic Algiers Point. What a treat. A lovely riverside village with its own history and independent spirit, it’s a community well worth visiting. I suggest allowing a few hours at least to stroll the lovely neighborhoods and visit some of the scattered local hangs.
As you exit the ferry in Algiers, watch for a big walking tour sign on the wall straight ahead. It’ll give you a good feel of which way to head out. We laced all in and out around the town and enjoyed all of it.
arriving on the Algiers side
easy walk from the ferry to neighborhood hangs
edge of neighborhood very near ferry landing
Robert E Nims Jazz walk of fame is also quite near the ferry landing- just up a ways to your right along the river
stuff to see along the Algiers Point side of the Mississippi
beauty every way you turn- hard to go wrong
strolling through the neighborhoods of Algiers Point be ready for color
the king is loved
we just followed the trail of sweet sweet shade
view of New Orleans from Algiers Point across the Mississippi
the Algiers Point ferry landing
sunset over the Mississippi Algiers Point
Remember…check the ferry schedule before you go…http://www.friendsoftheferry.org/
If you do mess up by chance and miss the return ferry, the uber solution ended up costing us about $20 to get back to the French Quarter. There were really no walking options as it’s illegal to walk across the bridge.
check the ferry schedule or you’ll have to uber it back like us