2014 HOLIDAY FERRY HOURS
Sunday, November 23rd through Friday, November 28th – 11:00 PM; Saturday, November 29th – Midnight; Sunday, November 30th – Resuming normal hours
Sunday, December 21st through Tuesday, December 23rd – 11:00 PM; Wednesday, December 24th Christmas Eve – 1:00 AM; Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th – 11:00 PM; Saturday, December 27th – Midnight; Sunday, December 28th through Tuesday, December 30th – 11:00 PM; Wednesday, December 31st New Year’s Eve – 1:00 AM; Thursday, January 1st and Friday, January 2nd – 11:00 PM; Saturday, January 3rd – Midnight; Sunday, January 4th – Resuming normal hours
Beginning August 18th, we will be running only one ferry. The second ferry will be out of service for the annual Coast Guard Inspection refit and repair. Please try to schedule any heavy loads between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM if at all possible. The second ferry will be back in service in approximately 10 weeks. Please try to allow enough time for transport both on and off the island during this time. Thank you.
“We transport you to paradise.”
Our mission is to provide safe, timely ferry transport from the hectic life on the mainland to the relaxed “Island Time” lifestyle, while ensuring friendly, helpful service to our customers; to promote ecological balance between the surrounding environment and our business practices and cultivating the spirit of community for the island residents and visitors.
Don Pedro and Palm Island are one of the last non-commercialized barrier islands in southwest Florida. Today the island is primarily a residential and vacation community. You won’t find Palm Island on any nautical map, as its “official” name is Knight Island. It has fondly been called Palm Island for over 40 years, due to the development of Palm Island Estates in the late 60’s and early 70’s and the addition of Palm Island Resort in the late 70’s and early 80’s, which is located on the north end of Knight Island,.
Once you are directed by our friendly mates to board the ferry, sit back and relax for a short trip across the Intracoastal Waterway from the mainland to the island. Keep an eye out on the Intracoastal, as the dolphins like to show off on occasion.
With the premier of our new website, you can now access our website on your smart phone or tablet. We will keep you updated, in real time, on the latest information and news concerning our service. This will be particularly helpful to you during inclement weather, or should we have an unexpected mechanical failure of any of our equipment.
Enjoy your time in paradise!