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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The ferry no longer operates and based on the condition of the ramp, has not operated for some time.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Don B
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We used our Freedom Boat Club membership to go boating on this great river, one of the longest in the state of Florida. My husband and dog and I took a leisurely cruise to observe nature. More enjoyable for adults than children because it is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank debidepot
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Old Florida on older barge. Loved every heart stopping minute from dock to dock. Was happy the old coal barges had stopped operation when Sanford power plant went to natural gas. Ride in car with life jacket on. Pray.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

We found the ferry as described in TripAdvisor, during the advertised operating hours. The operation was shut up tight. Had to drive all the way around through Palatka. Bummer

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank George E
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful river! I helped cleaned up the river with the YMCA crew. Kayaking is the way to go and see the beauty of St. John's River in Jacksonville.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Doriebabes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you enjoy or are curious about Olde Florida, take a quick trip on the Ft. Gates Ferry. The 15 ride will ferry your car across the St. John's. As you ride across, think back to the mid-1800s when the Ferry was first established and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank rbmiii
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We took a cruise on the St Johns River from Blue Springs State Park about an hour long it was beautiful and relaxing. The wildlife was amazing and the tour guides extremely knowledgeable. This state park is a wintering home for Manatee's. A must see...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a historical ferry having been in existence for almost two centuries. The current ferry is small motorized boat pushing a barge that holds 2 cars or several motorcycles. The ferry is accessed from the West by following Forest Rd 29 (dirt) northeast until...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank HoopFL
Reviewed July 4, 2015

The St. Johns is well known for boating, fishing, and well, just plain oĺ' visiting. Locals in the Putnam County, Florida area maintain friendships with out-of-towners who come repeatedly most weekends. Everyone from avid fishermen to recreational boaters come and enjoy the outdoor scenery. The...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed May 12, 2015

We enjoy getting off the interstate highways so when we found a route from Jacksonville to Brunswick, GA that included a ferry ride across the river we had to take it. It's a fun short trip that's not exciting but, it's a beautiful ride up...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Richard F
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