WATER TAXI: Thursday is first day of West Seattle 7-days-a-week service

(WSB photo from January)

3:02 PM: The West Seattle Water Taxi‘s seven-day-a-week schedule starts Thursday, and that means the end of the 2-boat service that started just before the Alaskan Way Viaduct permanently closed. You can preview the spring/summer schedule here. Key points, as the county reminds us, are that the Water Taxi will:

*Be in service seven days a week from Pier 50 downtown to West Seattle

*Include late evening sailings every Friday and Saturday

*Depart downtown Seattle as late as 10:45 p.m. during Seattle Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks night home games

Thursday is in fact the Mariners‘ home opener, though the game starts at 4:10 pm, so the Water Taxi’s not likely to have to run that late.

ADDED TUESDAY NIGHT: Turns out TODAY was the final day of 2-boat service – see this service advisory for Wednesday.

5 Replies to "WATER TAXI: Thursday is first day of West Seattle 7-days-a-week service"

  • junctioneer March 27, 2019 (7:27 am)

    Says standard winter schedule, but the 8:35am is conspicuously absent. I wonder if that was a typo or if they don’t have that one.

    • Hbb March 27, 2019 (8:39 am)

      On the 8:35 right now. None of the crew seem to have any idea what is going on with the schedule. 

  • Sunnydays March 27, 2019 (8:29 am)

    😁 Gonna take it to/from Mariners game against the Sox on Sunday!

  • Seola March 27, 2019 (9:45 am)

    Just tried to catch the 9:25 boat, since the schedule website never got updated.  The advisory notice isn’t helpful unless you update the main page with schedule info. Was waiting with about a dozen+ people at the dock, when a KC metro person gets out of their car after watching us for sometime and tells us that the schedule changed. When we ALL showed them our phones with the schedule saying that TODAY, March 27th is listed as the last day of the extended schedule, they showed us their phone with a different schedule. They were unapologetic and just kept saying well the schedule is changed as of today. Here’s a shot it took just now of the KC schedule in the website stating that TODAY is the last day for service. Love taking the water taxi but stuff like this makes logistics of life in the city really frustrating. As a lifelong transit rider and supporter, I’m disappointed in Metro. 

    • WSB March 27, 2019 (10:33 am)

      Sorry to hear that. The schedule for today – announced last night – was linked in that advisory, FWIW, which in turn is linked in our story (though I wish they had announced it sooner, as there was no word of it when I published our story, originally headlined “Wednesday is last day of 2-boat schedule,” at 3 pm). – TR

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