King County Water Taxi crews are sporting new uniforms with the service's new branding, designed completely in-house.

Water Taxi crews showcase season’s latest look

No need to hit the beach or the red carpet to find this summer’s latest look – just hop on a King County Water Taxi vessel. Today, our crews were spotted sporting new uniforms featuring our new branding. We unveiled the sleek look in April, when it graced the outside of our vessels and West…

The Spirit of Kingston near Pier 50. Picture taken in 2016.

MV Spirit of Kingston gets repowered

By Paul Brodeur, Marine Division Director The Marine Division’s back-up water taxi vessel, the MV Spirit of Kingston, will be going into a planned, five-week maintenance period beginning Sunday, March 12th The 12-year-old, aluminum-hulled catamaran will have new propulsion engines installed, replacing the current, worn out machinery. The new diesel engines will meet the latest…

Doc Maynard Water Taxi at dock

No service on Presidents Day

  Did you know that Abraham Lincoln invented a flotation system to help get riverboats over sandbars? Luckily, we don’t need such a system, given there aren’t many shoals in the middle of Puget Sound. Still, we will join the rest of America in honoring Presidents Lincoln and George Washington for their contributions. That means…

The railing of the Sally Fox is decked in holiday lights, with a Washington State Ferry in the background.

Holiday Service Schedule

Here’s a holiday reminder for Water Taxi users. The Vashon and West Seattle routes of the King County Water Taxi will not be in service on Monday, Dec. 26, the observed Christmas holiday or Monday, Jan. 2, the observed New Year’s Day holiday. Do you use Metro Transit? Buses will also be operating on holiday…

The newest Captain in the Water Taxi family!

Officer on deck! West Seattle Water Taxi riders already recognize deckhand Nick Williams, and know him for his great sense of humor and unflappable and easygoing attitude. Get ready to salute, though. Nick recently received his captain’s license from the United States Coast Guard, and last week started driving the West Seattle route as a…