Ferry Service Adds New Bridge Street Pier Stop

Ferry Service Adds New Bridge Street Pier Stop
Posted on 02/05/2024
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (February 5, 2024) – The Gulf Islands Ferry will expand service to the historic Bridge Street pier in the City of Bradenton Beach starting Friday, February 9, barring any inclement weather.

This stop is in addition to the existing ferry stops: the day dock in downtown Bradenton and Anna Maria City Pier.

“The time is now to add the historic Bridge Street Pier in the City of Bradenton Beach to our route map that will allow our passengers to enjoy the unique shops and restaurants on Bridge Street,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This landing will also be in walking distance to the free trolley system and our beautiful sugar-white sand beaches.”

Visitors and residents can catch a ride on the water Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. with departures every hour, on the hour. Ride times on the water are approximately 30-35 minutes each way. The two catamarans hold 49 passengers and will have two crew aboard to ensure smooth transport to and from each port.

“This is another vital step to continue enhancing multi-modal transportation in our community,” said Manatee County District 3 Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge.

For up-to-date information on run times, ticket information and scheduling, riders can contact Customer Service for the Ferry at (941) 357-2587 (voice) or (727) 200-6487 (text).

Current run times and scheduling can still be found at gulfislandsferry.com.