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King County Ferry District

The King County Ferry District funds King County Water Taxi operations. Existing routes include:

  1. West Seattle/ Downtown Seattle route (previously known as the Elliott Bay Water Taxi)
  2. Vashon/ Downtown Seattle route (previously known as the Vashon Passenger-Only Ferry)

Recent Accomplishments:

  • Successful transition of two existing routes
  • Free shuttle services
  • Ongoing service and facility improvements
  • Leveraged resources to secure economic stimulus package funding for maintenance barge
  • Early launch of the 2009 West Seattle / Downtown Seattle route
  • Planning and technical analysis for demonstration projects
  • Listening tour / community invovement
  • New service name / identity: King County Water Taxi
  • A new look for the Sightseer vessel (West Seattle route)
  • New leased vessels (Vashon and West Seattle routes)
  • Free shuttles with separate route numbers (Rts. 773 and 775 in West Seattle)
  • New signs and materials for all routes
  • King County Water Taxi vessels and shuttles now accept ORCA cards along with other are passes
  • New schedule with additional service on the Vashon Island / Downtown Seattle route

Learn more about existing services.