Maiden Voyage of the St. Marys-Fernandina Water Taxi

Water Taxi service was operated on 3 and 4 May, 2008, with two vessels to provide local residents and guests with an optional means of attending the Annual Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach. Both boats operated at full capacity each day and passengers, all paying $15 for the round trip, were very pleased with the service. Kevin McCarthy, the owner/operator considered it a resounding success.

Water TaxiKevin McCarthy of Amelia River Cruises. Thanks to Mike Pikula of Fernandina Beach for the photo.

Mr. McCarthy’s plan is to operate several scheduled water taxi trips per day on Fri, Sat and Sun initially through the summer months. No date yet for the scheduled service, though his new 99 passenger boat on which the service will operate has received coast guard approval, so it should be very soon.

Bicycles are permitted on all his vessels. This service will provide a crucial overwater link for the East Coast Greenway between Georgia and Florida. Further details are available from Amelia River Cruises and Charters at 904-261-9972.