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Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

For three decades, Hornblower yachts have sailed past famed landmarks while serving seven California cities. Hornblower also is the parent company of Alcatraz Cruises, the official National Park Service concessioner of transportation services to Alcatraz Island, and Statue Cruises, the official National Park Service concessioner of transportation services to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.

Face Sheet

Corporate Office:

Hornblower Cruises & Events

Pier 3 – Hornblower Landing, San Francisco, CA 94111

https://www.hornblower.com

(415) 788-8866/(888) 467-6256

About:

For 35 years, Hornblower Cruises & Events’ yachts have sailed past famed landmarks while serving seven California cities and New York City. Hornblower 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.

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.

At the Helm:

Terry MacRae – Chairman and CEO

Running a cruise and event company wasn’t exactly the course

Terry MacRae expected to take when he studied mechanical engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. However, he has taken what is now Hornblower Cruises & Events from a two-yacht charter company in Berkeley, California, to a fleet of 70+ sightseeing and dinner cruise boats in nearly a dozen cities.

His journey was, to say the least, rather unique. After launching his career as an environmental engineer, MacRae rose through the ranks of Industrial Clean Air and later Ecolaire Systems, Inc. As Ecolaire’s vice president of sales, MacRae was always on the lookout for interesting venues in which to entertain clients. That’s when he discovered Hornblower Tours. When the company went on the market, he and a partner bought it, and MacRae set his sights in a new direction.

MacRae eventually bought out his partner and over the past 35 years built Hornblower, boat by boat, into the largest dining and charter cruise company in North America. As his company grew its fleet and number of employees, the focus expanded from chartering private yachts for corporate events to operating cruises as a setting for high-school proms, weddings, gala fundraisers, dances, film shoots and private parties of all sizes and types.

He steered the company’s course as it expanded from two boats cruising out of the Berkeley marina to operate in seven California locations, as well New York City and now its latest destination, Niagara Falls.

Ports:

San Francisco

Pier 3 on The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111

Main: 415-788-8866
Groups Sales: 415-438-8300 (20 or more)

sf@hornblower.com

Available for Sunday Brunch, Dinner Cruises and Private Events

Berkeley

DoubleTree Conference Hotel, 200 Marina Boulevard,

Berkeley, CA 94710
(415) 438-8300
berk@hornblower.com

Available for Private Events and holiday dining cruises

Sacramento – Old Town

1206 Front Street, Sacramento CA 95814

(916) 446-1185
oldsac@hornblower.com

Available for Historic River Cruises

Newport Beach

Mariner's Mile, 2431 W.Coast Highway #101
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-0155
nb@hornblower.com

Available for Sunday Brunch, Dinner Cruises, Sightseeing Excursions and Private Events

Marina del Rey

Fisherman's Village, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 301-6000
mdr@hornblower.com

Available for Sunday Brunch, Dinner Cruises, Sightseeing Excursions and Private Events

Long Beach

Rainbow Harbor, 100 E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802
(310) 301-6000
lb@hornblower.com

Available for Private Events only

San Diego

970 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 686-8715
sd@hornblower.com

Available for Sunday Brunch, Dinner Cruises, Sightseeing Excursions, Whale Watching and Private Events

New York

Pier 15 - Waterfront Esplanade, Pavilion 2, 78 South Street,

New York, NY 10038

And

Pier 40 – Hornblower Landing at Hudson River Park, 353 West Street,New York, NY 10014(at Westside Hwy. and W. Houston)
(212) 337-0001
nyevents@hornblower.com

Available for Sunday Brunch, Dinner Cruises, Sightseeing Excursions and Private Events

Concessioners:

Alcatraz Cruises

Alcatraz Cruises is the National Park Service concessioner of ferry

service to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay and hosts nearly 1.5 million visitors annually. Alcatraz Cruises designed, built and operated the first hybrid ferry in the United States. The Hornblower Hybrid’s revolutionary design has reduced fuel consumption by 75% and has already begun to be implemented in other parts of the country. For more information visit: www.alcatrazcruises.com.

Statue Cruises

Statue Cruises is the National Park Service concessioner to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. In addition to these two attractions, Statue Cruises hosts excursions and private charters for corporate, school and family groups. Whether an anniversary celebration, a wedding ceremony, a teambuilding event or a birthday bash, our event planners help clients navigate every detail. For more information, visit: www.statuecruises.com.

Niagara Cruises

Hornblower Canada Co., operating as Hornblower Niagara Cruises, is the official operator of boat tours to the waterfalls of Niagara Falls, on the Canadian side. In 2014, the partnership launched with The Niagara Parks Commission, an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Canadian Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Niagara Cruises provides early morning, afternoon, evening, falls illumination and fireworks boat tours to one of the world’s natural wonders.