Meet our new float

Last weekend, construction crews ushered in a new float and a new era for the West Seattle Water Taxi. Our previous float was unstable, listing to one side, likely caused by water retention from failing pile guide mounting bolts. Our new float features a new design from the manufacturer with integrated pile guides which should…

West Seattle service canceled Friday afternoon, Dec. 4

Seacrest Park to receive new float Dec. 4-6 If you are planning to travel by water taxi to or from West Seattle on Friday, Dec. 4, please note that afternoon service will be canceled so that Seacrest Park can receive a brand-new, stronger float. The pier at Seacrest Park will also be closed when construction…

Business as usual starting Monday

We are pleased to report that the West Seattle Water Taxi will be back in service Monday morning, Nov. 2. The contractors have reinstalled the dock-to-shore ramp at Seacrest Dock that was removed for repairs, resulting in cancellation of West Seattle service Thursday and Friday. The damaged hinge and attachment mechanism (pin) have since been…

Fare collection on water taxi starts Oct. 1

On Thursday, Oct. 1, Metro will resume collecting fares for all transit services: water taxi (Vashon Island and West Seattle), buses, Access paratransit, Seattle Streetcar (First Hill and South Lake Union), Vanpool, and flexible services like Via to Transit. Fare collection is already taking place on Sound Transit Express bus and Sound Transit light rail. In anticipation of growing ridership, Metro and its…

Metro’s plans for transit in West Seattle

[Editor’s Note: originally published on Metro Matters blog 7/10/2020] The indefinite closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge has brought unique challenges to those traveling to and from West Seattle and surrounding areas. Since the initial news in March, King County Metro and its partners renewed their commitment to providing reliable transit options for residents…

Some Good News

We interrupt this beautiful day to bring you beautiful news – more water taxi service is floating your way starting Monday, June 22! As Washington State moves forward with its “Safe Start” plan, King County Metro’s Marine Division is enhancing service on the water taxi routes to Vashon Island and West Seattle starting next week.…

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All aboard Community vans

There is now a new option available for those who need a ride to and from the Vashon water taxi, or for essential trips on Vashon. King County Metro’s Community Van has temporarily expanded to a four-van fleet and has partnered with Metro transit operators to fulfill more essential trips on Vashon-Maury Island. The island’s bus service is currently not operating…