Water Taxi temporary service reduction beginning Monday Nov. 28

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Water Taxi temporary service reduction beginning Monday Nov. 28

Service on the King County Water Taxi Vashon Island route will be temporarily reduced beginning Monday, Nov. 28, due to mechanical damage to our boats’ propellers caused by submerged debris in the water. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. The repairs may take several days.  

 As soon as a shipyard has the availability to perform repairs, we will return to regular service. We will share schedule updates as the boats are repaired. 

Vashon Island service will be reduced by two runs in the morning and evening.  

The following trips from Downtown Seattle to Vashon Island are canceled: 5:30 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. in the mornings and 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the evenings.

The following trips from Vashon Island to Downtown Seattle are canceled: 6:10 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. in the mornings and 4:58 p.m. and 6:58 p.m. in the evenings.

Water Taxi riders can also use one or more of the following options: 


  • King County Metro RapidRide C Line and routes 21 and 120 connect West Seattle to downtown Seattle – close to the Pier 50 passenger-only facility located at Alaskan Way and Columbia Street. RapidRide C Line also connects riders to the Washington State Ferry Fauntleroy Terminal which serves Vashon Island. 
  • Metro Route 128 connects the Admiral District, Morgan Junction, High Point, Delridge, South Seattle College and White Center areas. 

Link light rail 

  • Metro Route 50 connects West Seattle – including North Delridge, the Alaska Junction, the Admiral District and Alki Beach – to Link light rail at SODO. 


Visit Metro’s online regional Puget Sound Trip Planner or call the Customer Information Office on weekdays at 206-553-3000 to plan transit trips. Text your stop ID to 62550 for the next scheduled departure time at your stop.