Dec. 27 snow update: Metro on Emergency Snow Network

Note: Water Taxi service, which was canceled earlier due to high winds, will resume for West Seattle with the 11:30 a.m. sailing. Water Taxi service will resume for Vashon Island for the afternoon commute.  King County Metro moved to our Emergency Snow Network this morning, reducing service to about 60 core routes that the City of…

Water Taxi expands winter schedule with SDOT funding 

This media release is cross-posted from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Blog. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels seven days a…

Water Taxi crew rescues two from capsized boat

The crew of the West Seattle Water Taxi Doc Maynard rescued two boaters whose sailboat capsized off Duwamish Head shortly after 12:00 p.m. The Doc Maynard had just left West Seattle’s Seacrest Dock on its 12:00 p.m. sailing to downtown Seattle when the crew spotted two people in the water next to a capsized sailboat.…

Photo of water taxi at Seacrest Dock in West Seattle on a sunny day, the Seattle skyline in the background.

Transit returning to normal capacity; masks still required

With the state reopening, vaccinations on the rise and COVID cases declining, Metro and the King County Water Taxi are joining other transit agencies across the region in allowing more riders per trip on buses and boats starting July 3. (And thanks for continuing to wear masks while on transit, per federal rules.) The announcement…

Pride 2021: Metro joins the community in celebrating LGBTQIA+

We’re showing our Pride this month in many ways, all across Metro and King County. General Manager Terry White recently joined Metro’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group to raise the Pride Progress Flag at Ryerson Base in Seattle. Across Metro’s worksites, the Metro family raised the Pride Progress Flag in our shared commitment to create a beloved…

Doc Maynard travels to West Seattle from downtown Seattle

New summer sailing schedule begins Monday, April 19

Exciting news: the West Seattle Water Taxi will, once again, serve as a floating chariot to all of your summer (socially-distanced) adventures, and increase commuting options to and from downtown Seattle.  The new West Seattle summer sailing schedule kicks off Monday, April 19, and will:   Be in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to Seacrest Park in West Seattle  Include late evening sailings every Friday and Saturday  …