New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is working with the Office of Mayor de Blasio to launch Citywide Ferry by Hornblower. The Hornblower Company has been selected as the operator of the new ferry system. The service will consist of five new ferry routes in addition to the existing East River Ferry Service, all charging a fare of $2.75 and allowing transfers between routes. Citywide Ferry by Hornblower will further the Mayor’s goals of:
providing affordable and convenient transit for communities with limited transportation options;
supporting growing neighborhoods;
and increasing the resiliency and redundancy of our city’s transportation network.
When Citywide Ferry by Hornblower is fully operational in 2018, the six routes will carry an estimated 4.6 million passenger trips per year. Building on several years of ferry planning and operations experience, NYCEDC is building ten new ferry landings, renovating six others, and contracting with Hornblower to run the service.

For more information please visit: http://www.nycedc.com/project/citywide-ferry-service

For 35 years, Hornblower’s yachts and ferries have sailed past famed landmarks throughout North America. Hornblower is the parent company of Hornblower Cruises & Events – serving cities throughout California and New York, offering a unique blend of the finest dining, dancing and entertainment found on the water. In addition to dining cruises and classic, scenic, city and wildlife tours, Hornblower Cruises & Events hosts holiday dining cruises and private charters for corporate, school and family groups. Whether an intimate anniversary celebration, a wedding ceremony, a teambuilding event or a birthday bash for up to 2,200, Hornblower’s professional event planners help clients navigate every detail.

Hornblower Cruises & Events is also the parent company of Alcatraz Cruises, the official National Park Service concessioner of transportation services to Alcatraz Island; Statue Cruises, the official National Park Service concessioner of transportation services to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island; and Niagara Cruises, in partnership with The Niagara Parks Commission, an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Canadian Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Hornblower currently has several operations in New York City, employing over 450 crew members from the New York area on 18 unique vessels.

Hornblower Cruises and Events operate out of Pier 40 and Pier 15 – offering an array of dinner and sightseeing cruises.
Statue Cruises, the official National Park Service provider of tickets and tours, provides exclusive tours to Ellis Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island.
Liberty Landing Ferry offers fast affordable ferry transportation service between New York and New Jersey, servicing over 230,000 people per year.


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