NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is committed to respecting our customers, our crew and the natural environment. Through our integrated health & safety, quality and environmental management system, we strive to serve you better and leave the planet a better place than when we began.
For thirty years, Hornblower Cruises & Event has made an environmental protection and preservation a priority. Focusing on environmental management and educational programs, Respect Our Planet was created in San Francisco, California and continues to expand its message through Hornblower’s newest addition with NYC Ferry. We are committed to building a cleaner and healthier environment by respecting the land and waters surrounding the world-class destination. We take pride in committing to its eco-friendly practices, including: preventing pollution, reducing water, conserving energy, and applying alternative energy technologies.
From the building and engineering of our boats, to 100% compostable corn-based materials used for food packaging, to the number of recycling procedures found on and off-board the vessels, we take great pride in knowing that we are building a healthier and cleaner tomorrow. We have an integrated environment, health & safety, and quality management system that is the basis of our operations and management philosophy. We call this our Respect Management System, simply known as RMS. Our RMS is in compliance with three prestigious and internationally recognized ISO standards including:
Environmental Management System Standard
Occupational Health and Safety Management System
Quality Management System Standard
About how we are building a green experience for our visitors.
NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower Service operated by Hornblower ferries are built with state of the art technology to ensure the quality, safety, and dependability of the vessels. They have a capacity of 149 passengers with space for bikes, strollers and wheelchairs. All boats are ADA compliant to the Local Law 68 of 2005. Ferries are primarily built out of aluminum, a lightweight material that increases fuel efficiency. The fleet of 20 vessels will be built with an equivalent of over 77 million cans of aluminum. All ferries are equipped with ultra-efficient T3 Engines to reduce emissions.