NEW ORLEANS, LA – The ferry service for Algiers Point to Canal Street will begin operating on new hours July 1, the Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday.
The ferry will operate Monday-to-Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., with final trips from Algiers Point at 6:15 p.m., and from Canal Street at 6:30 p.m., DOTD said. The vessel will operate during Fridays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. with final trips from Algiers Point at 7:45 p.m. and from Canal St. at 8 p.m.
The Saturday ferry will operate from 10:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., with final trips from Algiers Point at 7:45 p.m., and Canal St. at 8 p.m. Sunday services will run from 10:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the last trip from Algiers Point at 5:45 p.m. and from Canal St. at 6 p.m., DOTD said.
The Chalmette ferry, which services the route to Lower Algiers, will continue to operate its normal schedule, making its last trip from Lower Algiers at 8:30 p.m. and from Chalmette at 8:45 p.m. DOTD said the Gretna ferry is no longer in service.
DOTD said it will operate the Algiers/Canal ferry starting at 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. during the fourth of July, with final trips from Algiers Point at 9:45 p.m., and from Canal St. at 10 p.m.
DOTD said it will cancel the sell of ferry tickets by June 30 due to the lack of use and the high cost of production.
Tickets purchased prior to June 30 will be valid through the end of the year and will no longer be accepted after December 31, and DOTD said the cessation of sales will affect the Algiers, Chalmette, Plaquemine/Sunshine, Cameron/Holly Beach and Duty/Enterprise ferry locations.