In 2003, JAXPORT constructed a 63,000-square foot cruise facility near the northwest corner of its Dames Point Marine Terminal, bordered by Heckscher Drive and I-295 in Northeast Jacksonville. The physical address of the cruise terminal is:
JAXPORT Cruise Terminal
9810 August Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
N30 degrees, 24.500'
W081 degrees, 34.650'
Please note that the terminal will open to embarking passengers at 10:30 a.m.
Dames Point in North Jacksonville is a good location for a cruise terminal. It is near I-295 and only 15 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport.
JAXPORT owns the cruise terminal building and the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal site. Carnival and its affiliated companies staff their offices and operations within the cruise terminal building. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, under the Department of Homeland Security, clears arriving passengers through the terminal.
Square Footage of Cruise Terminal: 63,000
Square Footage of Baggage Handling area: 28,000
Square Footage of Passenger Embarkation area: 15,000
To view a list of procedures on how large vessels should enter the St. Johns River, please consult the St. Johns Bar Pilot Association.
Cruise Berth Info
Length: 1280 feet
Depth along MLW: 41 feet
Deck height above MSL: 9 feet
Maximum Beam: no maximum
Apron: 80 feet wide / 1280 feet long