The Augusta Ferry

Ferry services have been operation in Augusta since April 2, 1798, when John Boude began shuttling passengers between Kentucky and Ohio in his hand-propelled ferry. To this day, the Jenny Ann, continues to transport her passengers between Augusta and Boude's landing, located one mile west of Higginsport, Ohio.


As one of the oldest ferry services still in operation on the Ohio River, the Augusta Ferry runs 7 days a week from 8 AM to 8 PM (Closed Christmas Day). Cost one-way is $5 (cash only) but foot travelers may ride for free. Last ferry trip from Kentucky departs at 7:45 PM each day.

Visitors may confirm the ferry is running by calling the Augusta Transport Authority at (606)756-3291.