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Your Palm Island Transit Water Taxi Guide

Experience the charm of our water taxi service to Palm Island, a private island paradise. Find all necessary details here for a safe and enjoyable journey with Palm Island Transit.

Private Island Escape with Palm Island Transit

Experience the charm of one of the last non-commercialized barrier islands in southwest Florida with our water taxi. Palm Island, officially known as Knight Island, is primarily a residential and vacation community, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Our water taxi service provides a convenient and enjoyable 15-minute ride through the intercoastal to the Palm Island Resort, docking at Rum Bay Restaurant.

Passengers enjoying a ride on the Rum Bay Water Taxi heading towards Rum Bay Restaurant.

Our water taxi operates daily, offering trips from the Mainland Parking Lot to Rum Bay from 11:30am to 6pm. The last return trip from Rum Bay to the Mainland Parking Lot is at 8:30pm.

Hours and pickup times may change due to Captain's discretion and inclement weather.

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for boarding ferry. First-come, first-served.

Water Taxi Boarding is at Loggerhead Marina: 7092 Placida Road Placida, FL 33946

Ticket price:

$6 per person

Ride duration:

15 minute ride through the inter-coastal


Operates daily from 11:30am to 6PM. Last boat leaves mainland for island at 6PM.

Last trip:

Last return trip at 8:30pm