You are invited to join us in the celebration of the grand opening of a new iconic addition to downtown Pensacola. On April 13, 2019, City of Pensacola and its partners will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pensacola Ferry Landing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments and tours of the facility and boats will be offered following the ceremony.
Located at the head of Commendencia Slip between the Port of Pensacola and Plaza de Luna/Palafox Pier, the new $3.5 million dock and terminal building will serve as the homeport location for two vessels; the “Turtle Runner” and “Pelican Perch” are the National Park Service’s 150-passenger, catamaran-style boats.
The grand opening of the new landing comes in anticipation of Pensacola Bay Cruises beginning service for the recreational season. HMS Ferries, Inc. is the concessioner under contract with the National Park Service to operate the boats. Once in service, the boats will transport passengers between Quietwater Beach, Fort Pickens and downtown Pensacola.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
The Downtown Ferry Landing project was funded through grants and the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency. Grant awards came from the Office of Federal Lands Highway’s Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) and the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development Fund. The dock was constructed by Bellingham Marine Contractors based in Jacksonville, Florida. Green-Simmons Company of Pensacola won the contract to build the terminal building.