Terry MacRae CEO of North America’s only Hybrid Vessel Fleet

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Terry MacRae
Hornblower Cruises CEO Terry MacRae. Photo Credit: Tom Wilmer


An innovator in the passenger vessel industry, Terry MacRae, is the Chairman and CEO of Hornblower Cruises & Events. In addition to crafting the only fleet of hybrid vessels in North America, MacRae has built an empire of more than 70 yachts in the last 35 years. Hornblower Cruises & Events has ports in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey, San Diego and New York City. Two Hornblower subsidiary businesses, Alcatraz Cruises and Statue Cruises, are National Park Service ferry concessioners to Alcatraz Island and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, respectively. In 2014, Hornblower began operating the third subsidiary, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, and Terry MacRae in San Francisco on Alcatraz Island. MacRrae and Wilmer were on “The Rock” in conjunction with the Annual Alcatraz Alumni weekend, and a press conference to announce TripAdvisor’s Reader’s Choice Award naming Alcatraz Island as the #1 U.S. Landmark. MacRrae talks about the history of Hornblower Cruises that started in 1980 with one Berkeley-based yacht. He also shares insights about America’s waterborne history, and some engaging ideas about maritime transportation’s future as a viable alternative for urban commuters.

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