Gulf Islands Ferry Adds Thursday Service

Thursday Service for Gulf Islands Ferry Now Available
Posted on 02/28/2024
Gulf Islands Ferry The Gulf Islands Ferry will enhance its weekly service to offer Thursday departures beginning February 29. The updated schedule now runs four days per week, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday to Sunday, barring any inclement weather.

“As we press forward with the Gulf Islands Ferry service, it’s imperative we increase the availability to accommodate our residents and visitors during peak season,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Adding Thursdays allows those in the Bradenton Area to have four days per week to enjoy our stops in downtown Bradenton, the Anna Maria City Pier and the historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach.”

The two catamarans each hold 49 passengers and have two crew aboard to ensure smooth transport to and from each port. Bookings for February 29 are available.

“This is part of our continued commitment to boost multi-modal transportation in our community, helping families spend less time in traffic and more time together,” expressed Kevin Van Ostenbridge, Manatee County Commissioner.

For up-to-date information on run times, tickets and scheduling, riders can call customer service at 941-357-2587. For text messages to customer service, riders can send messages to 727-200-6487. Up-to-date run times and scheduling can still be found at