WATER TAXI ALERT: Reduced capacity on West Seattle run

(Spirit of Kingston – WSB file photo)

Just in from King County Water Taxi management:

For approximately the next two weeks, the 33-passenger MV Spirit of Kingston will replace the 86-passenger MV Doc Maynard on the West Seattle route, while the Doc is in the shipyard for scheduled annual maintenance. West Seattle riders should plan accordingly given the reduced passenger capacity, especially on the 4:45 and 5:25 evening sailings. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The water taxi continues to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through regular cleaning and disinfecting between sailings. Masks are required for both passengers and crew.

And a reminder that this year, as announced earlier this month, the Water Taxi does plan a 7-days-a-week, all-day spring/summer schedule, starting April 19th.

2 Replies to "WATER TAXI ALERT: Reduced capacity on West Seattle run"

  • CP March 22, 2021 (7:00 pm)

    Why the reduced capacity for a larger vessel?

    • Kay March 22, 2021 (9:33 pm)

      The Kingston is the only “extra” boat available. It was the boat in use before the new MV Doc Maynard was launched into service. We’re lucky they kept the Kingston. Its better than the alternative considering the reroute.

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