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…

Rich Passage 1 Vessel aerial photo

Kitsap moving ahead on fast ferries

Kitsap voters have approved a fast ferries measure to create service between the peninsula and Seattle, and Kitsap Transit is in conversations with King County’s Marine Division as the service provider under contract. Kitsap Transit outlined next steps in an announcement: The agency said it has one fast ferry (Rich Passage 1), and will resume…

GIF of water taxi photo overlaid with image of ridership 2013, 2014 and 2015, and 515,000 record broken in October 2016.

New record: Ridership soaring on the water taxi!

Middle of last week it happened. Most people were quietly commuting on the water taxi into downtown Seattle when history was made! Thanks to riders, the 2015 record of 515,207 boardings was broken last Wednesday. With more than two months of service left in 2016, there’s a chance ridership might top 600,000. Since starting service as…

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Get ready: Fall storm expected this weekend (Oct. 15-16)

The weather forecast doesn’t look pretty. Heavy wind and rain is coming our way the weekend of Oct. 15, and now is the time to sign up for King County’s travel alerts, whether you ride Metro, the Water Taxi, or drive on King County roads, or want to receive regional emergency updates. Water Taxi captains…

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…