NAICS Code 487210 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water


Transportation and Warehousing


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing scenic and sightseeing transportation on water. The services provided are usually local and involve same-day return to place of origin.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing recreation services, such as fishing guides, white-water rafting, parasailing, and water skiing: classified in Industry 713990, All Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
  • Providing water taxi services: classified in Industry 48321, Inland Water Transportation
  • Providing water transportation of passengers: classified in Subsector 483, Water Transportation
  • Operating floating casinos (i.e., gambling cruises or river boat casinos): classified in Industry 713210, Casinos (except Casino Hotels)
  • Providing boat rental without operators: classified in U.S. Industry 532292, Recreational Goods Rental.

Illustrative Examples

  • Harbor sightseeing tours
  • Dinner cruises
  • Charter fishing boat services
  • Excursion boat operation
  • Airboat (i.e., swamp buggy) operation

Industries Included

  • Airboat (i.e., swamp buggy) operation
  • Boat, fishing charter, operation
  • Charter fishing boat operation
  • Dinner cruises
  • Excursion boat operation
  • Fishing boat charter operation
  • Harbor sightseeing tours
  • Hovercraft sightseeing operation
  • Scenic and sightseeing excursions, water
  • Sightseeing boat operation
  • Swamp buggy operation
  • Whale watching excursions

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