NEW FERRY: What you’ll see off West Seattle starting tomorrow

Joining Washington State Ferries, the King County Water Taxi, and Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries on the waters of central Puget Sound tomorrow, the city of Des Moines will be testing a foot ferry.

(Photo from City of Des Moines website)

Wednesday (August 10) will be the first day for a two-month pilot, running a passenger-only ferry between the Des Moines Marina and the Bell Harbor Marina on the downtown Seattle waterfront. They’ll be using the Chilkat Express, chartered from and operated by Puget Sound Express. For starters, they’re planning four roundtrips daily, Wednesdays through Sundays (see the schedule here). It’s expected to take about 40 minutes each way. For the first week, they’re offering free rides, but starting Wednesday, August 17th, it’ll be $10 each way (see other fares here). The city of Des Moines announcement of the service includes some interesting side notes – such as a plan to use Highline Public Schools students as paid intern deckhands

2 Replies to "NEW FERRY: What you'll see off West Seattle starting tomorrow"

  • admiral admirable August 9, 2022 (4:05 pm)

    Cool! Des Moines is poised to become a lot more interesting

  • HP Neighbor August 11, 2022 (7:50 am)

    Wow! Great job Maritime High School. An excellent on the job internship. Hope the pilot run takes off.

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