Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water (NAICS 4872) Industry Market Research Report

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Market Size and Forecast

The Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water report contains both historical and forecasted statistics. Total market size figures from 2015 to 2025 reveal industry growth patterns and trends. Market size measurementsincludes both public and private companies in the industry.

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water Industry Revenue
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water companies in the United States.

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water Revenue by State

US Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Sightseeing by water
Ptcptry rec servs by wat craft, except overnight cruises w/cab accom
Water transportation related services
Water trans - meals & bev, prepd & svd or disp, immed consump
Passenger transportation by water
Water transportation related services, nec
Water transportation - reselling services for merch, retail
Other transportation of passengers by water

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%


General and Operations Managers 2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 18%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 9%
Waiters and Waitresses 5%
Waiters and Waitresses 5%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 47%
Water Transportation Workers 36%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 13%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 13%
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators 22%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 19%
Other Transportation Workers 8%
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants 7%
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants 7%

Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $477,685 on the scenic & sightseeing transportation, water industry. It has awarded 27 contracts to 15 companies, with an average value of $31,846 per company.

Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date July 2020
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $499