An upstart seasonal ferry service between the North and South forks will continue for another month, the operators announced Tuesday.
Peconic Bay Water Jitney, a joint venture between Hampton Jitney and Response Marine, is operating on a pilot basis, permitted by the village boards of and and .
“We have received an extremely positive response from our Peconic Jitney passengers and ridership increased over 30 percent during the month of August,” President Geoffrey Lynch said in a statement.
The 53-passenger ferry docks at the in Sag Harbor and at in Greenport.
The service will be reduced from seven days a week to five — taking a break Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
There will be six round trips daily on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, and seven trips on Fridays and Saturdays.
Parking at school lots and shuttle service to the ferry have stopped with the start of the school year.
The last day of operation will be Oct. 1.
The village boards will consider before next summer whether it will be allowed to resume for another season, taking into account the service's impact on the villages.
For fare and departure information, visit peconicjitney.com.