Monday, July 30, 2018 / by Stephen Hayward
Explore the history and culture of this growing waterfront city after relaxing on the sunny
shores of its award-winning, emerald-green coastline. Now, it is easier then ever!
Recently announced the National Park Service is set to start a passenger ferry service between downtown Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens which is part of the National Park Services Gulf Island National Sea Shore.
The Park Service estimated that over 65,000 passengers will take advantage of the ferry system each year. The ferry service with two – 150 passenger ferry boats will have an estimated cost per ticket for all 3 destinations is approximately $20.00. Adult and children fares will apply. The ferry tickets will include admission to the Gulf Island National Sea Shore and will offer on/off privileges, allowing passengers to travel to all destinations during the day.
The two – 150 passenger catamaran ferry boats will feature climate-controlled enclosed main deck and a shaded observation upper deck, equipped with a snack bar, restrooms, and some bike racks for those wanting to explore by bicycle. Additionally, Pensacola is always thinking about community and had a contest for all 4th graders in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to name the 2 boats. 88 names were submitted and the winning names are Turtle Runner and Pelican Perch. The students were invited including their classes and families to the ribbon ceremony and to be the first to ride.
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