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Old 06-19-2019, 09:14 AM   #1
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Have any of yall been waked by the Pensacola Bay ferries? I get waked pretty good by them and im curious if the wake is bad everywhere or just when they pass by me. My brother in law says the wake is horrible if you anchor out anywhere near the terminal in quiet water. Makes me not want to use my boat near where they are.


Anyone else been waked by the ferries?
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:18 AM   #2
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Its bad. The National Park will never say there Ferries causes an environmental impact, thats all the other boaters causing problems
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That thing throws a huge wake, surfers should love it
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When the ferries throw a big wake that interferes with your ability to safely operate your vessel, please take photos and/or video and text them or email them to FWC.

From myfwc.com: "You can report suspected boating or wildlife law violations of any type through the statewide, toll-free, 24-hour Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-404-FWCC (1-888-404-3922). You can find more information by visiting our Wildlife Alert page or you can also text [email protected]. "

I've used this before, and they will contact you.

The only way to get them to safely operate the ferries is to complain to law enforcement.
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Those things and the jack asses who pilot them should be sunk for reefs. I have a spot I like to fish and those asshats come within 100 yards running full steam ahead. I blasted the air horn last year and got their attention to shut down amd listen to me cuss them for what they are. I have not had a closer encounter than about 500 yards since
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I've not been waked, but I've seen the wake from afar and yeah, it's huge.
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Last year we were waked by one that tossed us around so bad that I lost my seat - face planted into the rail giving myself a huge lump and sweet black eye for a week. It was awesome, I just wish I had it on video.
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Give it another year, they’ll be gone
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Anyone else been waked by the ferries?
Yeah, they're big. Very annoying.
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Maybe you can complain to the Ferry God Mother? Nah, FWC is the place to complain. Won't help but you will feel better. i'm with Tryn. They are on the endangered list.
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