New water taxi stop opens in Charleston

New water taxi stop opens in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC/AP) - Charleston is getting a new water taxi stop. Beginning Wednesday, folks can catch the water taxi from the pier at Charleston's popular Waterfront Park.

"This is a wonderful moment to inaugurate the water taxi service here from the Waterfront Park," said Mayor Joe Riley. "It's a fun and convenient way to get around."

The dock is 10' by 50' and cost the city $419,237.  The funds for the dock are from funds received from online travel companies.

There's another dock located at the Charleston Maritime Center up the peninsula.  There was a dock previously located near the Cruise Passenger Terminal for water taxi service but due to security concerns was removed, according to the mayor's office.

Across the harbor in Mount Pleasant, the company also has docks at the Charleston Harbor Resort by Patriots Point and on Shem Creek.

The taxis run from about 9 a.m. to about 7 p.m.

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