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Jaxport Cruise Terminal directions and parking information

9810 August Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
904 357-3006 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, EST)

Travel Time: 15 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport.

Directions to the Port

Traveling from North of Jacksonville:
•    I-95 South.
•    Exit at State Road 9-A South, Exit #362-A (one mile past the Jacksonville International Airport).
•    Take State Road 9-A South for six miles to Heckscher Drive Exit (State Road 105).
•    Turn right on Heckscher Drive (State Road 105).
•    Cross over New Berlin Road and go about a 1/2-mile.
•    Turn left on August Drive into the cruise terminal entrance.

Traveling from South of Jacksonville:
•    Take I-95 North through Jacksonville.
•    Exit at Heckscher Drive, Exit #358-A (State Road 105 North), also known as "Zoo Parkway".
•    Stay on Heckscher Drive (SR 105 North)/Zoo Parkway North.
•    Pass the Jacksonville Zoo and travel about four miles.
•    Turn right on August Drive into the cruise terminal entrance.
•    Stop at the Guard Station.

Traveling from West of Jacksonville:
•    I-10 East toward Jacksonville.
•    Take I-295 North (this becomes State Road 9-A), Exit #356.
•    Pass the interchange for I-95, staying on I-295/SR 9-A South for six miles to Heckscher Drive Exit.
•    Turn right on Heckscher Drive (SR 105 South).
•    Cross over New Berlin Road and go about a 1/2-mile.
•    Turn left on August Drive into the cruise terminal entrance.

Traveling from the Jacksonville International Airport:
•    Leave the airport via Airport Road, traveling east toward I-95.
•    Take I-95 South for one mile.
•    Exit at State Road 9-A South, Exit #362-A.
•    Take State Road 9-A South for six miles.
•    Turn right on Heckscher Drive (SR 105).
•    Cross over New Berlin Road and go about a 1/2-mile.
•    Turn left on August Drive into the cruise terminal entrance.

Traveling from the Jacksonville Beaches:
•    Atlantic Boulevard West to State Road 9-A North.
•    Take State Road 9-A North over the Dames Point Bridge (also known as the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge).
•    Take the first exit off the bridge, Heckscher Drive (SR 105).
•    Turn left on Heckscher Drive (SR 105 South).
•    Travel about one mile.
•    Turn left on August Drive into the cruise terminal entrance.


$15.00 per day (rates subject to change by the Port Authority)

•    Fenced, lighted, outdoor parking lot, patrolled by JAXPORT Security 24-hours a day.
•    Handicap Parking available with proof of valid permit.
•    Accepted forms of payment: U.S Dollars; Major Credit Cards.
•    Full payment due upon entering the parking lot.
•    No advance reservations required
•    Oversized vehicles requiring more than one space will pay $25.00 per day.
•    The parking lot is adjacent to the terminal building, requiring only a short walk.
Note: There is a fee of $2.50 for each commercial vehicle leaving the cruise terminal with passengers in the vehicle. This pertains to all commercial passenger carrying vehicles with a capacity of 12 passengers or less: Taxis, Airport Shuttles, Limos, Vans, Hotel Courtesy Shuttles, etc.

For commercial vehicles leaving the cruise terminal with 13 or more passengers, there is a $50.00 fee. This pertains to all commercial passenger carrying vehicles: buses and motorcoaches. This fee will be waived if the bus or motorcoach pays to park in the JAXPORT parking lot for the duration of the cruise. The driver would be required to show the paid parking receipt to the attendant responsible for collecting the fees.

Jacksonville Overview

Jacksonville, although small by most urban standards, is the United States largest city in land area, measuring more than 850 square miles. Though not known for its abundance of hotels, it won the bid to host Superbowl XXXIX in 2005. The shiny, modern skyline flashes "New City', while just a few miles up river is the site of one of the oldest European settlements in the New World.

It's Port has helped make a huge difference to the City by enticing 12 cruise ships to anchor in the waters of its St. John's River. Its neighboring restaurants are proud to boast one for every taste and every budget, all served with southern charm.

Called 'humid subtropical" Jacksonville is warm but not as hot as South Florida. Temperatures range between 70 degrees to 92 degrees in July and 61 degrees to 38 degrees in December.

St Augustine is about a 45 minute drive from Jacksonville, Florida ( 40 miles). Between Jacksonville & St Augustine there are an abundance of white sandy beaches, ample recreational adventures and history dating back to before the birth of the USA.

As the oldest continuously occupied city in the United States, the City of St Augustine, founded in 1565, is the home to numerous historical sites, including the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the Lighthouse Museum and Park and the Fountain of Youth. Visitors may choose to walk through the City gates, once used to protect the City. They may meander through the country's oldest central plaza, downtown St Augustine, or explore Antique Row dotted with large Victorian-style homes and shopping delights.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the area, the unique characteristics of its surrounding communities, and the rich historic and archaeological resources of this part of Florida. Residents and travelers alike can enjoy the quality of life and the abundance of resources on offer.

Historical St Augustine;

Fort Matanzas National Monument. This Spanish outpost fort was built between the years of 1740 & 1742 to guard the Matanzas Inlet and to warn the St Augustine citizens of enemies approaching from the south. Fort Matanzas now swerves as a reminder of the early Spanish Empire in the New World

Hotel Ponce de Leon - Flagler College. St Augustine boasts of this and many other examples of the opulent architecture of Henry Flagler during what has come to be known as "The Flager Era".

Mission Nombre de Dios. On this site in 1565, Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed and proclaimed the site for Spain and the Church. It was here that Menendez knelt to kiss a wooden cross presented to him by Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales, chaplain of his expedition. It was on these grounds that Father Francisco Lopez would celebrate the first parish Mass.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Built from 1672 to 1695, it served primarily as an outpost of the Spanish Empire, guarding St Augustine and also protecting the sea route for treasure ships returning to Spain.

Cultural overview

Antique Row. Located in the City, Antique Row is dotted with large, victorian-style homes and shopping delights.

Plaza de le Constitution. The Plaza, located at the center of the historic colonial town, overlooks the Matanzas Bay and the Bridge of Lions. Included within the Plaza are the public market, a band stand and several important monuments.

St George Street. Walk through time on your journey through the old European pedestrian shopping village. St George offers the traveler a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as historical and cultural experiences.

Fort Mose Historic State Park. Fort Mose, the first legally sanctioned free black community, was home to many escaped African born slaves fleeing the English plantations to the north. They made their way to St Augustine during the late 1600's and early 1700's.

Fountain of Youth. Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth National Archaeological Park exhibits foundations and artifacts of the first St Augustine mission and colony. Enjoy the privately owned Landmark Spring, Explorers' Globe and the Navigators' Planetarium where the star pointer reveals the ancient mysteries of celestial navigation as you track Ponce de Leon's voyage to the New World.


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