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This New Ferry Service Will Take You Across Biscayne Bay In 20 Minutes

By Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

This New Ferry Service Will Take You Across Biscayne Bay In 20 Minutes

Commuting between Downtown and Miami Beach just got way easier!

Let’s face it, commuting in Miami isn’t necessarily a walk in the park — unless that walk entails waiting for the bus for at least 15 minutes, only to be stuck in the causeway afterward for who knows how long. But a new ferry service across Biscayne Bay might just be the remedy to our commute problems.

The company Poseidon Ferry recently inaugurated a new route that will take you all the way from Downtown Miami to Miami Beach. The ferry, which first started operating earlier in December, takes commuters across the Biscayne Bay in about 20 minutes.

Poseidon’s Miami-Miami Beach service offers hourly departing from the James L. Knight Convention Center in Downtown to the Bentley Bay Marina in South Beach. One-way trips are $10 although Florida residents, military and students can book their tickets for just $5 showing their I.D. If you’re a Florida resident you can also enjoy $3 discounted tickets on select hours of the day (morning and afternoon) or choose to book your tickets on bundles of 10 weekly trips or 40 monthly ones. All tickets can be booked online.

To ensure everything runs smoothly and safely, Poseidon Ferry has implemented a number of safety measures including limiting the number of passengers to comply with a 50% capacity limit and making the use of masks and face coverings mandatory.

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The first ferry departs at 8 a.m. from South Beach, seven days a week, while the last service departs at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For a complete schedule of Poseidon Ferry’s commuting service check out their website here.

See also: 10 Things Every Miamian Should Add To Their Bucketlist In 2021

[Featured image: Instagram / @poseidonferry ]