Seaport Taxi became a component of the Living Classrooms Foundation four years ago when the nonprofit organization took over operation of the former Harbor Shuttle, which had been a for-profit business.
In addition to providing transportation through the harbor, the Seaport Taxi has provided jobs for Baltimore youth who have worked as mates. The foundation's primary goal is to provide educational and work opportunities for mainly at-risk young people.
Seaport Taxi, which is distinguished by its green trim, operates a fleet of short-haul tourist passenger boats that operate seven days a week throughout the harbor from Harborplace to Canton, with stops at Fort McHenry, Fells Point and the Marriott Waterfront Hotel, among other destinations.
It and another water taxi service, the Baltimore Water Taxi, which has blue and white colors, carry about a half million passengers annually.