With August having just begun, the Marina del Rey WaterBus has nearly doubled its ridership of last year.

There have been 13,154 riders so far this year, compared to 6,995 riders at this time in 2008.

The popular summer weekend service will continue through Labor Day Monday, September 7th. Riders can access the WaterBus by heading to any boarding location where a dock attendant will hail the next available WaterBus.

WaterBus service is available Fridays 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Holiday WaterBus service is available for Labor Day, September 7th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

There are seven Marina boarding locations including Fisherman’s Village at 13755 Fiji Way; Burton Chace Park at 13650 Mindanao Way; Waterfront Walk/Fire Station #110 at 4433 Admiralty Way; Mothers Beach at 4101 Admiralty Way; Dolphin Marina at 13900 Panay Way, Dock Gate #C-200; Esprit I at 13900 Marquesas Way, Dock Gate #B-602; and Marina Harbor at 14028 Tahiti Way, Dock Gate #A-2200.

Tickets are available at each boarding location for $1 per person, one-way. Season passes are available for purchase at the Fisherman’s Village location for $30.

All boarding locations are fully ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant, except Fisherman’s Village and parking is available at Los Angeles County lots located throughout Marina del Rey for a minimal fee.

WaterBus service will operate 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. during the Marina del Rey Summer Concerts on August 6th and 20th for concertgoers who prefer water transportation to and from the concerts.

Special WaterBus service is available for movie nights in Burton Chace Park on Thursday, August 13th from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Saturday nights, August 8th and August 22nd, from 11 a.m. to midnight.

In addition to WaterBus service, the free, clean fuel, landside Beach Shuttles will circulate between Playa Vista, Marina del Rey and the Venice Beach Pier on summer weekends and during the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series.

To download a WaterBus schedule, http://marinadelrey.lacounty.gov/.

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