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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Thank Don B
Reviewed 5 March 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

1  Thank debidepot
Reviewed 7 January 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.

Thank trvlpairletsgo
Reviewed 13 August 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

1  Thank George E
Reviewed 27 June 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.

Thank Dorie R
Reviewed 23 July 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

1  Thank rbmiii
Reviewed 31 May 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

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 23 May 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

1  Thank HoopFL
Reviewed 4 July 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

1  Thank kilr0ywashere
Reviewed 12 May 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

1  Thank Richard F
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