Fall River water taxi reaches the city's waterfront


FALL RIVER (WBSM) — This weekend, a water taxi will be the newest attraction on Fall River’s waterfront.

This morning, Mayor Paul Coogan and elected officials launched the taxi, which is now open to the public at the Borden Light Marina on Ferry Street.

It will be the first time in 50 years that the city has seen a water taxi. Currently, the taxi boat is part of the pilot program and only seats up to six people. If it is successful, Coogan said, the goal is to introduce multiple boats later.

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Michael Lund, owner of Borden Light Marina and partner in the new attraction, explained what visitors would experience on a boat ride along the city's waterfront.

“The service allows both locals and visitors to conveniently hop on at any of the four stops and explore the various attractions Fall River has to offer,” he said.

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Ariel Dorsey/Townsquare Media

The water taxi service, announced just days after the launch of the public tram, will operate Thursday to Monday from 12pm to 8pm.

This schedule is intended to complement the trolley service and offer visitors more options for exploring the city.

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“Pier 52, the Marina, The Tipsy Seagull and Tipsy Toboggan are all restaurants that we hope will bring people to our waterfront, and that's what we want,” Coogan said. “We want people to have fun on the waterfront in Fall River this summer.”

The water taxi will operate from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Rides to each stop cost $3.

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