Water Taxi Holiday Schedule

The holidays are around the corner, and the sailing schedule for the King County Water Taxi is set for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. The Water Taxi will not sail on: Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 26 Friday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day) Friday, December 31 (New Year’s…

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 from 6 a.m.…

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…

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…