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The closest hotels to the cruise port are Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville- Blount Island, Woodspring Suites I-295 East, Candlewood Suites Jacksonville East, Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville I-295/East Beltway, and Hampton Inn Jacksonville East Regency Square. If you wish to look at more hotel options, you can follow this link.
At this time, Jacksonville does not have a dinner cruise, however, the St. Johns River Taxi offers sunset and happy hour cruises where you can bring your own food. Beer, wine and water is available for purchase on board. For more information, please visit www.jaxrivertaxi.com.
There are several parking options in Downtown Jacksonville. There is metered street parking available on weekdays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at $2 for 60 minutes. Street parking is free on weekends and Monday through Friday after 6pm. The Wells Fargo Garage at 1 Independent Drive, the Vystar Tower Garage at 37 S. Hogan Street and the Jax Center Garage at 1 W Bay Street are located at the heart of Downtown and offer daily parking rates.
Jacksonville has convenient water access and a variety of fresh and saltwater fishing options for those looking to fish! Our fishing guide breaks down Jacksonville’s many fishing options by River and Backwaters, Beaches and Shoreline, Intracostal, and offshore fishing. You will also find the best charters and anglers for guided fishing experiences. Fishing-Brochure.pdf Also make sure to have your Florida Fishing License prior, this is provided through the Florida Wildlife Commision https://myfwc.com/license/.
Thank you for reaching out to Visit Jacksonville! The Rules are different on each beach (different cities laws!)
Atlantic Beach: Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach during the day and evening. Dogs must be on a leash at all times unless both adult and pet are in the water together.
Jacksonville Beach: Dogs are permissible on the beach at any hour from October 1 through March 31. However, dogs are not permitted on the beach during the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, 7 days a week, from April 1 through September 30. Dogs must be leashed at all times while on the beach as in all other public places.
Neptune Beach: Dogs must remain on leashes at all times and are prohibited on the beach between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hanne Park: Pets are permitted in designated areas, must be on a leash eight-feet or less, be attended and well-behaved at all times. There is a $5 fee per car to enter.