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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Selects Alcatraz Cruises, LLC to provide Alcatraz Passenger Ferry Services under new 15-year concession contract

December 24, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

The National Park Service, (NPS), announced yesterday, December 18, 2018, that Alcatraz Cruises, LLC has been chosen to operate the Alcatraz Island passenger ferry service and associated commercial services under a new 15-year concession contract within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).http://www.germany.travel/en/index.html  Alcatraz Cruises, LLC has operated the most recent ferry transportation contract at GGNRA, beginning service back in 2006.  Hornblower Cruises & Events, parent company of Alcatraz Cruises LLC, has operated on San Francisco Bay since 1980.  Under a separate NPS concession contract, the company currently provides full-service passenger ferry operations at Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

“We are delighted to have been chosen again as the new concessioner” said Terry MacRae, Hornblower Cruises and Event’s President & CEO. “Since we were first selected as the official Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s concessioner in 2004, it’s been our mission to provide unparalleled visitor services to a local, national and international audience.  Our partnership with the National Park Service has been a rewarding one and we look forward to offering even higher levels of service to our visitors and our stakeholders alike, over the next 15 years.”

During the first five years of the contract, Alcatraz Cruises, LLC will invest approximately $30.1 million in Pier 31 ½ improvements and associated waterside infrastructure.  Alcatraz Cruises, LLC will provide a variety of service to the public, including passenger services to Alcatraz and Angel Islands, a new Park Cruise service, charter transportation and food and beverage service on zero-emission vessels. The 15-year contract term begins in May of 2019.

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