Second Plaquemine/Sunshine ferry out of service for approximately eight weeks
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 5:02:30 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the second Plaquemine/Sunshine ferry will be out of service for approximately eight weeks, depending on dry dock availability. The vessel is undergoing propeller shaft repairs mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

While the second ferry is being repaired, the primary ferry’s schedule will be extended to provide greater service. The hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.

The primary ferry leaves every 30 minutes (departs Plaquemine at :00 and :30, Sunshine at :15 and :45).

Call 511 or visit for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.