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Thrill Dad with a Cruise on the Hornblower Hybrid

June 05, 2017

This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come - an Aquarium of the Bay Tour on the Hornblower Hybrid. As the country’s first hybrid ferry, the boat gets its power from a combination of solar, wind, grid electric, and Tier 2 diesel generators. This package provides more efficient water movement, making it an environmentally friendly and “greener” cruise vessel. The ferry’s interior is also “green,” with recycled-fiber carpet, LED lighting, and bars and countertops made from recycled glass.

The Aquarium of the Bay Tour provides a 2 ½ hour learning experience about San Francisco Bay, both above and below the water. Exhibits include more than 20,000 marine animals, and tours are lead by expert naturalists. Information about the Bay’s ecosystem, impacts of climate change, and the history of the Bay and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are among the topics of discussion. To book a tour, please contact Mayra Rivas at (415) 623-5376. To book your San Francisco getaway, visit: http://www.theorchardhotel.com/, or call us at (844) 863-9245.