Good news for those who love cruising in a catamaran along the city shoreline: Long Beach Transit’s water taxi service will soon be open year-round on the weekends.
Starting on March 8, AquaLink and AquaBus will have services on Saturdays and Sundays all year. The taxis will still offer their traditional summer service running seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Long Beach Transit spokesman Michael Gold said the agency has been considering adding year-round service for a few years. After a good season last year, the agency decided to expand for 2019, he said.
“We have year-round beautiful weather here in Long Beach,” he said, “so why not have service year-round?”
AquaBus takes customers along a circuit that stops at the Queen Mary, Hotel Maya, Shoreline Village and the Aquarium of the Pacific. The boat carries 35 passengers and the fare is $1 each way.
AquaLink serves Alamitos Bay, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary. The boat takes 75 passengers and the fare is $5 each way.
For more info, check here.
Free news isn’t cheap.
We believe that everyone should have access to important local news, for free.
However, it costs money to keep a local news organization like this one—independently owned and operated here in Long Beach, without the backing of any national corporation—alive.
If independent local news is important to you, please consider supporting us with a monthly or one-time contribution. Read more.