In order to complete phase 2 of the St. Johns River Ferry Slip Walls Replacement and Capital Improvement project, the ferry was removed from service from January 2-31st, 2017. 

This allowed the contractor to replace the remaining ferry slip walls and fenders that guide and aid the boat as it approaches the bridge and docks. The project will improve the state of repair, increase reliability of the service by utilizing a lower maintenance design, and lower costs and service interruptions for repairs.


Starting October 1st, the JaxFerry App will no longer be available; JTA has launched, ferry.jtafla.com. Get real-time tracking, alerts and purchase fare. Click here to check it out --> ferry.jtafla.com 

A few of the projects that JTA is pleased to share are listed below:

Mayport Slip

  • New fencing around the fuel tanks
  • Painting of signage and buildings
  • Removal of obsolete structures
  • Landscaping clean up
  • Clean up of informational signs
  • Upgrade of portable restroom facilities
  • Pedestrian access to boarding area

Ft. George Slip

  • Clean up of landscaping, trees, park, etc.
  • Painting of signage and buildings
  • Renovation of restroom facilities
  • Restriping of queue lanes
  • Removal of obsolete building

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) takeover


We still need your help!

The St. Johns River Ferry has served North Florida since 1949, serving as a vital link for Highway A1A.  The ferry serves as a floating bridge between Ft. George Island on the north bank and Mayport on the south bank, accessing the Timucuan Preserve to the north and south, Mayport Naval Station to the south and the Jacksonville Beaches.  For the Ferry to be sustained we must continually make the case that the ferry is an important community asset.  For that reason the Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry, a 501(c)3 organization, was formed.

Here's how you can help!

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Friends of the St. Johns River Ferry is a 501 (c) 3 that advocates on behalf of the ferry service and the A1A connection in Northeast Florida.