The National Park Service will expand Pensacola Bay City Ferry service to the Fort Pickens Area to include Fridays beginning May 26, 2023.
The ferry service to Gulf Islands National Seashore, which began on March 4, 2023, will offer service to Fort Pickens, Pensacola, and Pensacola Beach on Fridays and Saturdays, with a special history cruise from Pensacola to Fort Pickens on Sundays only.
A tram will be available to transport visitors from Fort Pickens to the beach at Battery Langdon and the Fort Pickens Campground on Saturday only.
Patrons can purchase ferry tickets online at www.pensacolabaycityferry.com, or in person at the downtown Pensacola location. This year’s ferry rates are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors, military, college students, and persons with disabilities, $20 for youths aged 3-15, and free for children 2 and under.
“The ferries provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience America’s largest national seashore and its cultural and natural resources, and recreational activities. The ferries are a great way to see parts of the seashore that are not often seen by visitors,” said Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent, Darrell Echols.
For more information on programs and tours in Gulf Island National Seashore, visit the website www.nps.gov/guis and navigate to the calendar.