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.
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