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King County Water Taxi
201 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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General information: 206-477-3979 (WA Relay 711)
Fax: 206-684-1968

Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (PST), Monday-Friday

Information from the Water Taxi website is available in alternative formats to persons with disabilities upon request. Please call 206-477-3979 (WA Relay 711).

Month 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 16,483 21,063 22,734 22,165
Feb 16,123 18,155 15,824 20,694
Mar 20,322 20,905 22,190 8,305
Apr 17,755 20,438 23,299 8,305
May 20,628 22,430 23,526 1,098
Jun 20,527 21,433 21,860 2,013
Jul 19,555 21,389 25,315 3,468
Aug 17,119 23,758 17,652 3,484
Sep 19,605 19,970 22,007 3,487
Oct 22,024 24,269 25,459 3,863
Nov 17,762 19,379 19,117 2,791
Dec 16,120 16,213 18,632 2,821
Total 224,023 249,402 257,615 82,494
Month 2017 2018 2019 2020
Jan 13,207 15,087 36,559 15,354
Feb 13,069 13,450 25,551 15,057
Mar 16,561 20,082 33,958 5,763
Apr 25,077 27,858 35,273 948
May 42,624 45,437 45,668 1,123
Jun 49,240 51,708 52,397 2,784
Jul 69,465 70,689 64,764 6,175
Aug 48,383 69,171 49,656 7,146
Sep 42,444 42,869 40,051 6,314
Oct 30,878 31,207 31,336 4,925
Nov 13,117 14,780 15,142 2,795
Dec 11,866 12,629 13,638 3,266
Total 375,931 414,967 443,993 71,650
Facts & Figures (2020)  PDF

Meet our crew and staff


Photo: Terry Federer

Terry Federer directs the King County Marine Division, which operates the Water Taxi. He grew up in Northern Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior and spent much of his youth working in shipyards and marinas. He brings a deep understanding of passenger vessel operations with over 20 years of experience as a Captain for Kenai Fjords Tours and Major Marine Tours in Seward, Alaska. He also spent 10 years as the Department Director at the Alaska Maritime Training Center (AMTC) as a USCG-approved instructor and assessor.

Before joining King County, Terry was the Business Development Manager with All American Marine in Bellingham.

The whole team


  • Neal Amaral
  • Brad Johnson
  • Dan Krehbiel
  • Frank Massaro

Chief Engineers:

  • James Laitila
  • Bob McDougall
  • Ron Mielke


  • Cory Bantam
  • Sam Crea
  • Andy Cull
  • Oscar Diaz
  • Zach Klaja
  • Brian Leal
  • Julie McKinney
  • Kennedy Menendez
  • Kelly Phillips
  • Bernard "Beb" Reynol
  • Gary "GW" Rogers
  • Jason White
  • Nick Williams


  • Scott Denhart
  • James Hem

Information Agents:

  • Reena Asquith
  • Catherine Atkinson
  • Steven Kodish
  • Martin Ogan
  • Jessica Parker
  • Scott Somerville
  • Jeremy Yon


  • Kathleen Royal (Finance)
  • Sara Stefano (Administrator)
  • Denell Wells (Purchasing)
  • Chad Wiesenfeld (Operations)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

King County Marine Division Title VI Policy Statement

The King County Marine Division assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and the Civil Right Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The Division further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

In the event the King County Marine Division distributes federal aid funds to another governmental entity or other sub-recipient, the Division will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other King County Marine Division responsibilities as required by 23 CFR 200 and 49 CFR 21.

Filing a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the King County Marine Division. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the King County Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator at no cost to the complainant by calling 206-296-7592.

El Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 establece:

Ninguna persona en los Estados Unidos, por motivo de su raza, color u origen nacional, podrá ser excluida de la participación o de la recepción de beneficios en cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera Federal, ni estar sujeta a discriminación en cualquiera de los programas arriba mencionados.

Declaración de la Norma del Título VI de King County Marine Division

King County Marine Division (el división) asegura que ninguna persona, por motivo de su raza, color, origen nacional o sexo, tal como lo dispone el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 con sus enmiendas y la Ley de Restauración de Derechos Civiles de 1987 (P.L. 100.259), se vea excluida de participar, o privada de los beneficios o de cualquier otra manera sujeta a discriminación con respecto a cualquier programa o actividad que recibe asistencia financiera Federal.

El división garantiza además que se harán todos los esfuerzos necesarios para asegurar la ausencia de discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades, ya sea que dichos programas reciban o no fondos federales.

En caso de que King County Marine Division distribuya fondos de ayuda federal a otra entidad gubernamental o a otro sub-beneficiario, el división incluirá disposiciones relativas al Título VI en todos los acuerdos escritos y supervisará el cumplimiento de tales disposiciones.

La Oficina del Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King es responsable de la iniciación y supervisión de actividades del Título VI, la preparación de los informes requeridos y otras responsabilidades de King County Marine Division según lo dispuesto en 23 CFR 200 y 49 CFR 21.

Presentación de Reclamos Relacionados con el Encabezado VI

Cualquier persona que considere que ha resultado agraviada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI tiene derecho a presentar un reclamo formal ante King County Marine Division. Todo reclamo de esta naturaleza debe ser efectuado por escrito y presentado al Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King dentro de los ciento ochenta (180) días subsiguientes a la fecha en que se afirma que ocurrió la práctica discriminatoria. Los Formularios de Reclamo de Discriminación bajo el Título VI pueden solicitarse sin costo para el reclamante llamando a la Oficina del Coordinador del Encabezado VI para el Condado de King al 206-296-7592.

Protecting the environment

To help King County confront climate change and protect quality of life in our region, we’ve focused our efforts in these key areas:

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icon0We’re cleaner. Our new vessels use less fossil fuel and emit less greenhouse gas.
icon1We track energy use. This data helps us find new ways to be green. Example: we’re switching to LED lights throughout our system.
icon2We reuse. All our dockside facilities are furnished with surplus furniture from other King County offices.
icon3We watch our waste. Tracking the garbage and recycling produced aboard our vessels helps us make decisions about how to manage our waste.
icon4We adapt. The float range of our docks and maintenance facility will accommodate sea level changes, high tides, and storm swells.
icon5We prepare. Our emergency drills prepare us to assist in disasters.
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The King County Water Taxi is a proud member of the Passenger Vessel Association’s PVA WATERS program.

Learn more about the program external link  PDF

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