Pensacola Ferry Service to begin once more on May 19th

Let’s try that again!

The Pensacola Bay Cruises Ferry Service is set to reopen Wednesday, May 19 with daily service, seven days a week, between Downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach. Ferry trips last approximately 50 minutes, and all-day free parking is available at each of the departure sites.

“On behalf of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, we are extremely thankful for Coast Guard Sector 8 in Mobile for their assistance in relaying the need for an expediated federal approval,” said Chairman and District 4 County Commissioner Robert Bender. “I am very happy that this mode of transportation will be available once again for residents and visitors between Downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach.”

“I am glad that the ferry service is back on track and ready to offer residents and visitors additional opportunities to travel between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach,” Mayor Grover Robinson said. “We are grateful to all of our partners who made this happen, and I hope everyone will take advantage of this service to help reduce traffic while also getting to enjoy the beautiful views of Pensacola Bay.”

“I am extremely happy Pensacola Bay Cruises is able to operate once again and provide this service to the community beginning at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19,” said Joe Asebedo, general manager of Pensacola Bay Cruises.

Tickets will cost:

  • Adults = $13 each way ($26 roundtrip)
  • Seniors (62 and up), military, disabled persons, students = $10 each way ($20 roundtrip)
  • Youth (3-15) = $7.50 each way ($15 roundtrip)
  • Children 2 and under are free
  • A locals card may be purchased for additional discounts

Additional fare pricing can be found at Fare Pricing for Pensacola Bay Ferry | Pensacola Bay Cruises. Bike and scooter rentals, cycle racks, storage areas and free shuttles by numerous businesses make it easy to enjoy what Downtown Pensacola and Pensacola Beach have to offer. Additionally, many destinations are within walking distance of the ferry dock, so those wanting to explore the area on foot have a variety of options to choose from.

The Ferry service operation schedule is below, and the schedule will be updated on pensacolabaycruise.com:


Monday – Thursday Departures

  • 6AM: Downtown Pensacola (750 Commendencia St.)
  • 7AM: Pensacola Beach, Quietwater Landing (400 Quietwater Beach Road)
  • 8AM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 9AM: Pensacola Beach
  • 4PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 5PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 6PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 7PM: Pensacola Beach

Friday Departures

  • 6AM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 7AM: Pensacola Beach
  • 8AM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 9AM: Pensacola Beach
  • 12PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 1PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 2PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 3PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 4PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 5PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 6PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 7PM: Pensacola Beach

Saturday and Sunday Departures

  • 12PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 1PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 2PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 3PM: Pensacola Beach
  • 4PM: Downtown Pensacola
  • 5PM: Pensacola Beach

Tickets can be purchased online at pensacolabaycruise.com, in-person at the Downtown Pensacola Ferry Landing at 750 Commendencia St. or at the Quietwater Beach ticket kiosk on Pensacola Beach. You can find the schedule and more information at the Pensacola Bay Cruises website. Pensacola Bay Cruises is also currently accepting applications for deckhands and ticket agents.

 

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