FOLLOWUP: Here’s the special West Seattle Water Taxi schedule for Saturday’s viaduct/tunnel celebration

(WSB photo, earlier this month)

As promised – the King County Water Taxi is out with its West Seattle schedule for this Saturday (February 2nd), a special one-day-only plan for the big viaduct/tunnel party.

SCHEDULE: The Water Taxi will run every 35-40 minutes Saturday on this schedule:

If it fills up, with people still waiting, they’ll leave immediately and return as soon as they can, but they advise that if you’re trying for a particular time, be there early. All standard fares apply on Saturday.

PARKING: The free Pier 2 lot, which holds about 250 cars, will be open on Saturday. The entrance is at 2424 Harbor Avenue SW, across from the 7-11, and there will be a free shuttle to and from the Water Taxi at Seacrest as has been the case on weekdays. It will open at 5:45 am Saturday and close at 7:45 pm – if you don’t get your car by then, the county warns, it’ll be locked in until Monday morning.

Again, this is for Saturday only – the Water Taxi will not run Sunday (the only event that day is the sold-out bike ride). So what happens when you arrive downtown? The Water Taxi website has advice in this update.

ADDED TUESDAY: Though the Water Taxi will run Saturday, the 773/775 shuttles will not – just the Pier 2-parking-lot-to-dock-and-back shuttle.

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Here's the special West Seattle Water Taxi schedule for Saturday's viaduct/tunnel celebration"

  • b January 28, 2019 (8:41 pm)

    Is the regular Water Taxi shuttle (773/775) to the Junction or Alki running too? 

    • Gorillita January 29, 2019 (6:46 am)

      I also have this question and don’t see it answered at the end of the story.

      • WSB January 29, 2019 (7:03 am)

        The last line begins “Again, this is for Saturday only – the Water Taxi will not run Sunday “

        • b January 29, 2019 (7:34 am)

          I think you may have misread the original question. We’re asking about the standard 773/775 shuttle bus that usually accompanies water taxi service. Is there someone we should ask to find out if this is running on Saturday?

          • WSB January 29, 2019 (7:42 am)

            Sorry, the admin view doesn’t nest replies, so in my view it appears as if the replies were all still related to the person who asked if the WT is running Sunday, but I see that in the non-admin view it displays otherwise. As for whether the shuttle is running Saturday, it wasn’t mentioned in either the KC info sent to us or their post on the WT website, so I’m asking right now – TR

  • Jill January 28, 2019 (11:18 pm)

    Will there also be water taxi runs for Sunday’s cascade bike ride on the viaduct and tunnel? 

    • WSB January 29, 2019 (12:05 am)

      See the end of the story.

  • WSB January 29, 2019 (8:35 am)

    Here’s the answer to the Saturday shuttle question, and I will add it above too. Thanks for asking.

    NO 773/775 ON SATURDAY, per King County spokesperson Torie Rynning. Just the parking lot-to-Seacrest shuttle.

    • b January 29, 2019 (10:19 am)

      Thanks for checking!

  • supernova72 January 29, 2019 (11:14 am)

    A little feedback here on the 773/775 water taxi shuttle bus.  I waited for the 773 2:32pm shuttle bus yesterday.  A shuttle arrived and the driver told me it was not going to the AK junction but was doing to the added parking lot by the 7-11 on Harbor Ave.  She said hang tight and another shuttle will be there shortly.  Short story is it did not arrive.  Not a huge deal as the 3:22pm bus did arrive.  A server in Maranation was keeping an eye out for me which was very nice.  Apparently you can have only one shuttle bus in the Maranation lot at one time so there has been some challenges there.  Not a huge deal as I was not a typical commuter yesterday.

  • I. Ponder January 29, 2019 (12:50 pm)

    Surprised shuttle isn’t running. Shuttle & Water Taxi should always be bundled together.

  • natinst January 29, 2019 (3:34 pm)

    Does anyone understand where you should report to if doing the tunnel and viaduct walk on Saturday?

  • Mmarie February 2, 2019 (2:43 pm)

    Water taxi running late. 

  • Mmarie February 2, 2019 (3:24 pm)

    Running a go 15 minutes late each way

  • Momof3boys February 2, 2019 (4:08 pm)

    Well, it’s 30 minutes late now.  Still waiting for the 3:50!!

    • WSB February 2, 2019 (4:34 pm)

      They’ve sent an alert saying that they’re now off-schedule and will be loading and leaving as quickly as possible for the rest of the day.

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