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Temporary Closure of the St. Johns River Ferry: January 2-31

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – December 22, 2016 – The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is investing in the St. Johns River Ferry. The haul out is complete and the slip walls and other infrastructure repairs are partially completed. In order to continue landing replacement and repairs, the boat will be removed from service for one month. The ferry will be closed from Monday, January 2 through Tuesday, January 31.

The St. Johns River Ferry is a car and passenger ferry that connects the north and south ends of Florida State Road A1A with daily service between Mayport Village and Ft. George Island across the St. Johns River. Mobile ticketing is available with the MyJTA smart device application. It allows ferry customers to purchase tickets with their smartphone or tablet.

The ferry operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The 0.9 mile voyage crosses the St. Johns River 2.5 miles inland of the river’s mouth and departs every half hour.

For more information about the ferry schedule, tickets, and rules for riding, please visit or call JTA’s customer service line at 904.630.3100; TDD 904.630.3191.