Thanks to a partnership between Long Beach Transit and the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, the popular AquaLink water taxi service returns starting Memorial Day weekend, hailing the start of summer waterfront fun in Long Beach. The service was suspended over one year ago with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and returns for free weekend-only service through July 4, 2021.
“As Long Beach emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and we approach summer, this is the perfect time to cruise the Long Beach coast on the AquaLink,” said Michael Clemson, Chair of the LBT Board of Directors. “As a bonus, the service will be free of charge through July 4 to encourage residents and visitors to get reacquainted with their community. Our thanks to the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau for their sponsorship.”
AquaLink will operate Friday through Sunday starting May 28, 2021, including Memorial Day (May 31, 2021). To promote social distancing, capacity will be limited to 40 customers who will board on a first-come basis. Fare collection will resume after July 4, 2021.
“Long Beach’s water taxis are beloved by residents and visitors alike, and are a trademark of summer in Long Beach,” said Long Beach CVB President & CEO Steve Goodling. “We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the free service and visit all the fun stops along the way.”
“I am so pleased to bring AquaLink back to our customers,” said LBT President and CEO, Kenneth A. McDonald. “This is truly a sign that the communities we serve are opening up and Long Beach is welcoming visitors once again.”
AquaLink service will only operate between Alamitos Bay and the Aquarium of the Pacific dock. There will be no service to the Queen Mary. AquaBus service continues to be suspended.
The AquaLink schedule is posted at ridelbt.com/aqualink