It’s true. You must now pay to enter the park boundaries, regardless of how you do so. The pass is good for one vessel, so 4 people one pass, 1 person one pass. I was stopped when the rule first became effective and the park ranger was sitting in Chokoloskee pass. First time I’ve been stopped in the pass (coincidence). Seems like a money grab scheme to me. But what do I know, I’m just a tax paying park user.