Ferry trips return to Fort Matanzas on Tuesday


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The National Park Service announced that the ferry service at Fort Matanzas National Monument that was suspended when Hurricane Matthew caused extensive damage to the docks last October will resume on Tuesday.

Visitors will be able to use the 35-passenger ferry to visit the fort between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the normal ferry schedule of 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume on Wednesday, weather permitting.

Fort Matanzas is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. Passengers must obtain a boarding pass from the park’s visitor center to travel to the fort.

Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A South, 14 miles south of St. Augustine and 4 miles south of the intersection of State Road 206 and A1A.  

For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or visit www.nps.gov/foma.