King County changes its mind – West Seattle Water Taxi will run this weekend after all

We asked King County Metro this morning if they might change their mind about this weekend’s planned Water Taxi service outage, given the additional big sporting event(s). First reply was that nothing had changed, but now this is just in:

We want to support fans heading to this weekend’s baseball, football and hockey games, so the West Seattle Water Taxi will operate its normal 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday schedules on Oct. 15-16!

The picturesque and congestion-free trip between West Seattle and downtown Seattle takes as little as 10 minutes.

Free route 773 and 775 water taxi shuttles in West Seattle will also operate, carrying riders to and from Seacrest Dock connecting with all Water Taxi arrivals and departures until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Evening Metro bus service between downtown Seattle and West Seattle is available on RapidRide C Line, and routes 120 and 125.

Schedules and fare information are online at the Water Taxi webpage. Fares for youth age 18 and under are free.

With the Seattle Mariners playoff schedule in hand, Metro’s Marine Division worked the past several days to identify available captains and crew to provide the service this weekend. Previously planned maintenance and a temporary suspension of service will be rescheduled at a later date.

7 Replies to "King County changes its mind - West Seattle Water Taxi will run this weekend after all"

  • Anne October 14, 2022 (2:43 pm)

    Great decision!!!!!!

  • Chris Arkills October 14, 2022 (4:02 pm)

    It was a question of whether we could muster a crew on short notice. Thanks to some great staff work we were able to do that. 

    • RickB October 14, 2022 (6:57 pm)


  • SeaVieu October 14, 2022 (4:29 pm)

    I overhead Dow Constantine talking about this at Marination earlier. Glad this could happen!

  • Kalo October 14, 2022 (4:38 pm)

    Great news! That will help alleviate some traffic downtown. However, your story states the hours being the same on both Saturday/Sunday. According to the water taxi summer schedule (changes over  to fall/winter on Monday 10/17) the WS water taxi runs 8:30am – 11pm Saturdays, 8:30am – 7pm Sunday. 

  • Gw October 14, 2022 (6:49 pm)

    Their website indicates regular Saturday service includes 9:30 and 10:45 departures from downtown. 

  • NW mama October 15, 2022 (10:06 pm)

    Dropped a bunch of dudes off for the 11am sailing this am and it was looking like a full boat.  Thanks to the water taxi crew for making it work!   The dudes assumed the water taxi was done at 7pm per this article so they Ubered home. 

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