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The Aqualink plies the water between downtown, from the Queen Mary to Pine Avenue Pier and several stops in between.

Folks in Long Beach will soon be able to catch a water taxi ride any day of the week.

Long Beach Transit will expand the water taxi schedule — typically an activity only available on weekends — into a seven-day service, beginning Friday, May 24.

“Memorial Day is the start of summer and LBT’s daily water taxi service,” Kenneth McDonald, the organization’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “With the weather warming up and school winding down, it is an ideal time to cruise on our popular AquaLink and AquaBus vessels.”

The daily service will last through Labor Day; the water taxis will then return to their weekend-only schedule.

The AquaBus, which costs $1 each way and carries 35 customers, starts its day at 11 a.m., departing from the Queen Mary and making stops at the Hotel Maya, the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pine Avenue and Shoreline Village; the taxi leaves the Queen Mary about once an hour. Its final daily departure is at 6:06 p.m. from Shoreline Village.

The AquaLink, meanwhile, costs $5 each way and carries up to 75 customers. It also begin its day at 11 a.m., but first leaves from Alamitos Bay before stopping at the aquarium and the Queen Mary. There is a 90-minute-to-two-hour gap between each departure. The taxi’s final daily departure is 10:30 p.m. from Alamitos Bay.

Long Beach Transit also sells all-you-can-ride weekend passes for $15.

For information, go to ridelbt.com/aqualink.

—Hayley Munguia

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