New summer sailing schedule begins Thursday, March 28

Coinciding with the Mariners season home opener, King County Water Taxi will debut its 2019 spring/summer sailing schedule!

The new schedule begins Thursday, March 28, which means the West Seattle Water Taxi will:

  • Be in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to West Seattle
  • Include late evening sailings every Friday and Saturday
  • Depart downtown Seattle as late as 10:45 p.m. during Seattle Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks night home games 

Coinciding with the new schedule, the additional vessel that had been in operation during commute periods from the beginning of the viaduct closure through March 28, will no longer run. The Doc Maynard will continue to serve as a floating chariot to all of your summer adventures.

Brochure cover stating that the water taxi summer dates are March 28 - October 25

For an adult fare of $5.75 one way ($5.00 with an ORCA card), passengers can enjoy a 15-minute ride across Elliott Bay while enjoying panoramic views of the burgeoning city skyline, Mount Rainier and Olympic Mountains.

Riders also avoid traffic and paying to park downtown. On weekdays, there will be sailings on the West Seattle route leaving the dock every 35 minutes during peak commute hours and every hour during off-peak times.

The Water Taxi is accessible by transit. In West Seattle, riders can take free Metro shuttles to and from the Water Taxi landing at Seacrest Park. Route 773 serves the West Seattle junction. Route 775 serves the Admiral District and Alki. Both of these routes offer plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Sailings for the Vashon Island route remain unchanged throughout the year. To view the schedule, visit kingcounty.gov/watertaxi.

A new Washington State Ferries sailing schedule for the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth (Triangle) Route starts Sunday, March 31. More information and the schedule and can be viewed here.

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