Bed tax revenue jumps 48 percent in December

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 01:48 PM.

“We were very busy in December,” Jenkins said. “There is not a month we are not going to focus on. We are seeing a lot of traffic.”

Boutique cruises

Jenkins reported that after meeting in New York with cruise line Travel Dynamics International, a company once in discussions with the Port Authority of Port St. Joe, she had secured a commitment for a port of call in Port St. Joe during an April 2015 eco-excursions cruise.

The ships would bring roughly 135 people to the county as part of a cruise that would begin in New Orleans and include stops in Mobile, AL and Pensacola en route to eventual docking in Tampa.

The passengers would have a choice of day-long activities in Port St. Joe; an outing on St. Joseph Bay; a Dead Lakes excursion; or a boat trip to Apalachicola.

Improvements to the so-called “low docks” near Jetty Park would have to be undertaken and wharf rates would have to be determined, Jenkins said.

But the company is committed to stopping in Port St. Joe and there is opportunity to expand the offerings in Gulf County, Jenkins said.

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