Jacksonville moving forward with St. Johns River water taxis

Published On: Jul 16 2014 11:16:00 PM EDT


The city's search for a permanent operator for the St. Johns River water taxis is moving forward.

The city has signed a temporary deal with Harry Frisch, the founder of Beaver Street Fisheries, to use his two pontoon boats that are currently sitting at a Westside marina.

The boats are the same ones the mayor's office tried to purchase, until the city council insisted it had to give its approval first.

News4Jax is told the boats still need to go through inspections, but the hope is they will be ferrying passengers by the end of this month.

At the same time, the city's search for a permanent operator has been narrowed down from three to two. The city is reviewing both bids and expects to reach a decision soon.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus