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The King County Ferry District currently operates two routes:

King County Water Taxi: Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route

  • When the Washington State Legislature cut funding for passenger ferry service, the King County Ferry District stepped in to ensure passenger ferry service continued between Vashon Island (Vashon Ferry Terminal) and downtown Seattle (Pier 50).
  • The King County Water Taxi provides three trips in the peak direction during morning and evening commutes.
  • Visit the Vashon island/Downtown Seattle Water Taxi website

 King County Water Taxi: West Seattle/Downtown Seattle route

  • Service began on Monday, April 5, 2010 between Seacrest Park in West Seattle and Pier 50 on the downtown waterfront.
  • The 2010 season ushered in a new vessel and improvements at Seacrest Dock including: a wider, longer gangway to meet accessibility guidelines, new concrete floats, a change in docking orientation and a new fare structure and policy.
  • Year-round service began in January of 2011. The service provided on this route was previously referred to as the Elliott Bay Water Taxi.
  • Visit the West Seattle/Downtown Seattle Water Taxi website.