King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and others speak to media at Seacrest Park about preparing for the upcoming SR 99 closure.

More water taxi service in West Seattle starts Jan. 14

Attention West Seattle residents: Now is the time to prepare and plan your commute for when State Route 99 closes for three weeks next month. Thanks to the King County Water Taxi, you’ll have a quick, congestion-free option to reach downtown Seattle during SR 99’s realignment and beyond in 2019. Starting Monday, Jan. 14 until…

Sub Pop Records CEO: ‘It would have been impossible to bring that many people to our festival without the help of the King County Water Taxi’

Event organizers for Sub Pop Record’s 30th anniversary celebration on Alki Beach praised King County Water Taxi’s flexibility for helping thousands of concert-goers enjoy the biggest one-day event in West Seattle’s history without having to fight traffic congestion. King County Water Taxi set a single-day ridership record during Sub Pop Records’ 30th anniversary celebration on Alki…

Water Taxi offering extended evening sailings for Pearl Jam concerts

King County Water Taxi will offer extended evening sailings on the West Seattle route during the Pearl Jam concerts on Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 10 in Seattle. We typically offer extended evening service for evening Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders FC home games during our summer schedule. However, given the number of West Seattle…

A pair of kayakers glide along Elliott Bay as King County Water Taxi's MV Doc Maynard cuts toward Downtown Seattle.

No Water Taxi service on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19

Fun fact: Six U.S. presidents have served in uniform for the Navy or Naval Reserve. The first was John F. Kennedy (Lieutenant, Navy). The most recent was George H.W. Bush (Lieutenant-Junior Grade, Naval Reserve). This Presidents Day, we here at the King County Water Taxi thank our nation’s commanders in chief who protected our country…