PALM ISLAND TRANSIT FERRY'S OPERATING HOURS ARE 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY, 6:30 AM THROUGH 11:00 PM FRIDAY, AND 6:30 AM THROUGH MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAYS. NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE SCHEDULE LARGE TRUCKS BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2PM


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We Welcome you to paradise!

Our mission is to provide safe, timely ferry transport & water taxi service from the hectic life on the mainland to the relaxed “Island Time” lifestyle, while ensuring friendly, heipful 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 residentiai 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 if we have an unexpected mechanical failure of any of our equipment.

Enjoy your time in paradise!

 

boarding passes


Boarding Passes are given at the time of a trip purchase (auto/walk), are good only at that time and cannot be used at a later time.

Sheriff's Non-Emergency Number

Please report any suspicious activity on the waterway or around the island to the Sheriff's Office on their non-emergency number. For emergencies, call 911.
941-839-2101

contact info & driving Directions

Call us at (941) 697-8809 or click here, view our maps, for directions from Tampa, Tampa International Airport (TPA), St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport (PIE), Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda (RSW) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
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Transit Payment Procedure

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