South Venice Beach Ferry

2021 Ferry and Boat Ramp Renewal and or Purchase Information:  

Ferry Fees 2021:  Annual $145.00 (*South Venice Residents)  $290.00 (*Non-South Venice Residents)   $350.00 Business Rate

Monthly   $70.00   (*South Venice Residents)  $140.00 (*Non-South Venice Residents)    $175.00 Business Rate

Ramp Fees 2020:  Annual   $90.00 (*South Venice Residents) or $180.00 (*Non-South Venice Residents)

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

Click below at 2021 Web & Signs (blue) for rates and streets within South Venice Subdivision

2021 Web & Signs 

The Captain will meet you at the landing located at 4800 Lemon Bay Drive.  The Ferry leaves every half hour beginning at 9:30am, everyday but Wednesday, when the Captain takes a day of rest and volunteers make boat repairs and upkeep. Hours of operation are as follows:

  • The ferry does not run on Wednesdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. The ferry runs 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.
  • All ferry passes are good for up to six (6) people.  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. 

Don’t forget to show your valid Family Ferry Pass each time you board the Ferry.  Passes are available on an Annual or Monthly basis only.  Annual passes may be purchased in November and will be honored for passage on the ferry upon purchase. Otherwise, Annual Ferry Passes are valid from January 1st to December 31st. Monthly passes are good for 31 days.  Each pass entitles the passholder to 6 passengers per trip.  If you need to take more than six persons, you may purchase an extra passenger pass for $30.00 (good for up to 10 rides – i.e., 1 extra person, 10 times, 2 extra persons 5 times, etc.).  No exceptions.  Do not offer to take persons unknown to you as your guests.  Extra passenger passes are available in the office or from the Captain.  Please be aware that the Captain may not have time to sell extra passenger passes while loading the ferry.  Please be patient.

There are no daily or weekly passes available.

Passes can be purchased at the Trust Office located at 720 Alligator Drive, South Venice with US checks, or US BAN Debit/Credit cards, with proper documentation or by mail.  Hours of operation for Administration Office is: 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.

2021 Ferry Rules – 2021 Approved Ferry Rules

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