West Seattle Water Taxi will return to 7-day-a-week service this spring/summer

Because of the pandemic, the West Seattle Water Taxi never switched to its seven-day spring/summer schedule last year. However, Metro says today that this year, it will. The daily-service season will be shorter than past years, starting two weeks later and ending two weeks earlier. It will include late-evening sailings on Friday and Saturdays, but no plans for late-night sports-event runs. The spring/summer schedule also will include more weekday departures – every 35 minutes during peak commute hours, hourly during middays. The new schedule will be in effect April 19th through October 15th; you can see it here. (Distancing-reduced capacity will continue TFN, of course.)

6 Replies to "West Seattle Water Taxi will return to 7-day-a-week service this spring/summer"

  • itsme March 1, 2021 (3:12 pm)

    Will there still be parking off Harbor Ave and the shuttle to the dock like when the viaduct was being torn down?

    • WSB March 1, 2021 (3:16 pm)

      No, same as regular operations, no extra parking. Lower capacity due to distancing means parking should be even more plentiful these days anyway.

  • Sunflower March 2, 2021 (7:41 am)

    The water taxi service is so great. Would be cool if an extension could be built off the Fauntleroy ferry dock and a water taxi route added there too.

  • brewcity March 2, 2021 (10:35 am)

    I wish they had been doing this all year! I’ll definitely be supplementing my biking trips across the lower bridge with ferry trips!

  • SuperAwesome March 2, 2021 (4:48 pm)

    I hope they consider keeping the full schedule until the bridge is back in service (post October 15).  Many of us are counting on the water taxi as a viable option to get downtown once we’re back to work. 

  • SuperAwesome March 3, 2021 (4:53 pm)

    The bridge will still be out next October, is there a reason they can’t run the full time summer schedule until the bridge reopens?  I know they don’t need to now as most folks are still working from home that can, but by October I would expect a lot of people will be back at their offices. 

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