Cross posted from the King County Water Taxi’s Captain’s Blog
Memorial Day is the summer kickoff around these parts, and what better way to celebrate the long weekend than by sailing between downtown and West Seattle? On Memorial Day, the Water Taxi service will sail using its Sunday schedule.
The King County Water Taxi is pet- and bike-friendly (even e-bikes!), offers weekend night service, several connections in downtown (buses, Light Rail and Streetcar) and there’s even free shuttle service on the West Seattle side.
This is the first summer in which pet parents can bring a dog or cat on board, as long as your dog is on a leash and your cat is in a carrier.
Planning a bike ride along the Seattle waterfront or Alki Beach? Our vessels now have bike racks that can hold “fat tire” and electric bikes, too.
Through Oct. 14, the Water Taxi offers late-night service on Friday and Saturday nights. Enjoy a sunset sail across Elliott Bay while admiring panoramic views of the Seattle city skyline, Mount Rainier and the Olympics.
Don’t forget, if you’re going to West Seattle, you can take the free Metro water taxi shuttles to and from the dock at Seacrest Park. Route 773 serves the West Seattle junction. Route 775 serves the Admiral District and Alki.
Adult fare on the Water Taxis is $5.75 one way ($5 with an ORCA card). Passengers with lower incomes, seniors and people with disabilities can apply for an ORCA LIFT card or Regional Reduced Fare Permit (RRFP) card using the Reduced Fare Portal. Youth can ride for $3.75 with an ORCA Youth Card.
Enjoy the summer–come join us on the Water Taxi!