The South Venice beach ferry reopened March 5th!

FERRY PASSES WILL BE SOLD and PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN at the SVCA office 720 Alligator Dr. on

  • Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00 pm

Watch this space for additional opportunities to get your pass!

See you at the beach!

2023 Ferry and Boat Ramp Renewal and or Purchase Information:  

Ferry Fees 2023:  Annual $150.00 (*South Venice Residents)  $300.00 (*Non-South Venice Residents)

Ramp Fees 2023:  Annual   $120.00 (*South Venice Residents) or $240.00 (*Non-South Venice Residents)

*South Venice Residents – delineated by Sarasota County Gov.’t as a subdivision with boundaries

Click below at 2023 Web & Signs (blue) for rates and streets within South Venice Subdivision

Streets & Map

The Captain will meet you at the landing located at 4800 Lemon Bay Drive.  The Ferry leaves every half hour beginning at 9:30am, until sunset.

  • The ferry runs every day from 9:30 am to sunset, every half hour.
  • The Captains have the authority to suspend services for any reason. Refunds will not be provided should services be interrupted.
  • Each full time South Venice residence can have up to 6 passes.  Each purchased pass entitles up to 2 named resident pass holders and 4 guest passes.  Improper use of the ferry property, beach, or ferry pass, may lead to having your ferry pass confiscated and the loss of your ferry pass privileges. 

You must show your id to the captain and swipe your primary pass every time you board the Ferry.  Your guests must have a guest pass that is identified with your photo.  Ferry access is only available on an annual basis.  Annual Ferry and Boat Ramp Access is valid from January 1st to December 31st.  Each purchased access entitles the purchaser up to 6 passengers per trip.  No exceptions.  Do not offer to take persons unknown to you as your guests.

There are no daily, weekly, or monthly passes available.

Passes can be purchased at the Trust Office located at 720 Alligator Drive, South Venice with US checks, or US BANK Debit/Credit cards, with proper documentation.  Hours of operation for the Administration Office are: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am-1pm.

Come visit your own piece of paradise!  Pristine beaches, natural landscape, and quiet surroundings are what you will find on your own private beach.  Please keep our beaches clean.  What you bring with you, take home with you.  Let our nature stay beautiful.