New water taxi service along the Coast

A new water taxi service is docked at Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi just in time to take those looking for some fun this Fourth of July out on an island adventure.

The choppy water didn’t stop Sam Hasley from taking his boat out on the water to test it out. Hasley is very familiar with the sea life and wanted to bring something to the Coast so he came up with the idea of starting All Coast Water Taxi Service. “I saw this in Destin, Florida. I’ve seen it out in Seattle when I went to Seattle. It did very well there. I thought it would be a good thing to bring the water taxi to Mississippi and that’s how it all got started.”

Hasley worked as a boat captain in Louisiana for several years, but wanted to start his own business that would allow him the freedom to be at home with his family, but would also allow him to be out at sea doing what he loves. “We have a beautiful place to come to for tourists, locals that want to go out there that don’t have a boat. It’s affordable. It’s a really good experience.”

The 18-foot party barge is very buoyant and floats high out of the water, making it easy to pull up at any location. “It just pulls right up anywhere. We can actually beach it anywhere.”

The two boats that are a part of All Coast Water Taxi Service are equipped with a first-aid kit and life jackets. The team will go through a quick safety orientation before allowing customers to set sail. “Be mindful when you go out there. We will bring their ice chest. We’ll bring their food. We will bring some chairs, whatever they need to use out there on the island.”

For only $25 you can get dropped off and picked up from the location of your choice. Hasley says he just wants his customers to relax and enjoy the ride. “We are a brand-new company so things are going to grow hopefully and we just want to get better as we go.”

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