Madeira Beach Ferry service kicks off


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA)— The Madeira Beach Ferry and Water Taxi officially took off from Madeira Marina for the first official ride on Saturday morning.

The ferry will make nine stops in the area around Madeira Beach. Friday/Saturday/Sunday service began Saturday, October 1. Full weekday service will begin March 1st.

One-way tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for children and are free for those under the age of 3. An all-day pass is $20.

“We are looking forward to offering residents and visitors an alternative way to get around our City. We believe our waterways are the future of transportation for our city,” Travis Palladeno, Mayor of Madeira Beach said.

The goal of the project is to offer a new way to explore the beaches Tampa Bay has to offer. For more information log onto provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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