The Port of Commission in San Francisco gave permission for water taxi’s to offer rides for the next five years around the city. This means a different kind of taxi insurance is needed altogether!
In the approval of the new scheme, two companies have been given permission to operate the new service. This first is Tideline Marine Group who will be doing journeys from point to point. San Francisco Water Taxi Company will be completing journeys between the three piers.
Ryan Craves is the chief operating officer at Tideline and he has said that in the next two years they plan on having another five boats operating in the next two years. There is currently one passenger boat that holds twelve and there will be two more added soon. They are also planning on having an on-call service in the form of an app or request a pick up via the website.
It has to be said however, this taxi ride isn’t for a quick trip to the shops. It can costs anywhere from $30 to $100 and Mr Craves has likened it to a journey in a limousine.
The next company to secure the deal are due to start their service in October and in the future they also expect to add to the number of boats they have.