King County Water Taxi to offer Saturday service to Vashon Island Strawberry Fest

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July 11, 2019
This just in from Dow Constantine King County Executive
 
July 11, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
King County Water Taxi to offer Saturday service to Vashon Island Strawberry Fest
 
SUMMARY
 
King County Water Taxi will offer Saturday service on July 20 for the Vashon Island Strawberry Festival.
 
STORY
 
For the first time ever, King County Water Taxi will offer Saturday service to and from Vashon Island for the Strawberry Festival on July 20. 
Water Taxi staff added the Saturday service to provide an additional option to attend the popular festival. Other travel options are available through West Seattle, Southworth, or Tacoma.
Passengers will be able to travel directly from downtown Seattle to the festival via the Water Taxi and Metro Route 118, which will operate extended service between the Vashon Island Ferry Terminal and downtown Vashon Island.
 
Special sailing times on July 20
To Vashon Island: The special service departs every hour on the hour. The first sailing to Vashon Island begins at 9 a.m. and the last sailing departs Seattle at 6 p.m. 
To Seattle: Special service every hour on the half hour. Departures from Vashon Island begin at 9:30 a.m. and the last sailing departs Vashon at 6:30 p.m.
Depart Downtown Seattle Depart Vashon Island Terminal
9:00 AM 9:30 AM
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
12:00 PM 12:30 PM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
3:00 PM 3:30 PM
4:00 PM 4:30 PM
5:00 PM 5:30 PM
6:00 PM 6:30 PM
 
 
Additional bus service to and from the Strawberry Festival
King County Metro Bus Route 118 will provide additional service to accommodate Water Taxi passengers travel to the Strawberry Festival. The Route 118 will depart from Vashon Ferry Terminal during regular posted times (see Route 118 schedule online) in addition to the special service listed below:
Vashon
Ferry Term
Vashon Hwy 105 Av SW Vashon Hwy
SW 156 St
SB Vashon Hwy
Bank Rd
SB Vashon Hwy
SW 204 St
SB Vashon Hwy
SW Burton
Tahlequah
Ferry
9:30 AM 9:33 AM 9:36 AM 9:40 AM 9:44 AM 9:49 AM 9:59 AM
11:30 AM 11:33 AM 11:36 AM 11:40 AM 11:44 AM 11:49 AM 11:59 AM
12:45 PM 12:48 PM 12:51 PM 12:55 PM 12:59 PM 1:04 PM 1:14 PM
2:35 PM 2:38 PM 2:41 PM 2:45 PM 2:49 PM 2:54 PM 3:04 PM
3:55 PM 3:58 PM 4:01 PM 4:05 PM 4:09 PM 4:14 PM 4:24 PM
 
How to pay
Passengers can pay their fare via cash (exact fare) when entering the vessel, via ORCA card at the vessel, or via credit/debit card from a ticket from a vending machine at the terminal. More information is available on the Water Taxi website.
 
The Vashon Water Taxi typically operates commute time service Monday through Friday between the island and downtown Seattle. The route carried 249,398 riders in 2018 and is a congestion-free option for travelers provided by King County Metro.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Travis Shofner, King County Metro, 206-263-5679
 
Contact:
Travis Shofner, King County Metro
206-263-5679