A Hornblower Company
Corporate Mission Statement
At Alcatraz Cruises, Hornblower Cruises & Events, Statue Cruises and Niagara Cruises we are committed to respecting our crew and the natural environment. Through our integrated health & safety, quality and environmental management systems, we strive to serve better and leave the planet a better place than when we began.
Health & Safety
Keeping It Green and Protecting Our Environment
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Come Cruise Our Hybrid Fleet Of Vessels At Alcatraz Cruises
Alcatraz Cruises operates the greenest ferry boats in the nation! In 2008, in an effort to reduce our impact on San Francisco Bay’s natural environment, Alcatraz Cruises built and introduced the Hornblower Hybrid into our fleet. Since 2008, we have re-powered two additional Alcatraz Cruises vessels, the Alcatraz Clipper and the Alcatraz Flyer. All functions on these vessels are powered using a combination of diesel-powered Tier 2 generators, electric motors, wind turbines and photovoltaic solar panels.
The Alcatraz Cruises Hybrid Ferry Fleet has redefined the profile of vessels on San Francisco Bay. As the nation’s first hybrid passenger ferry service, our fleet’s mission is far more important than its appearance. When the solar panels on top of the vessels absorb sunlight and energy is generated by the wind turbines, power is provided to charge the 12V DC batteries. Additional power is provided by diesel generators for more efficient movement through the water. Each of the hybrid vessels in Alcatraz Cruises Fleet can operate on propulsion batteries alone for over an hour, providing a silent cruise around San Francisco bay. Alcatraz Cruises, with our hybrid passenger ferry fleet, is leading the way in environmentally-friendly vessels and the potential to decrease our carbon footprint daily.