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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 measurements include both public and private companies in the industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

Included in Report

% 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 SizeAll IndustriesScenic & 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 AveragePercent 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 DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ 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 WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations4%


General and Operations Managers2%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers9%
Waiters and Waitresses5%
Waiters and Waitresses5%
Personal Care and Service Occupations5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations12%
Information and Record Clerks5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations47%
Water Transportation Workers36%
Sailors and Marine Oilers13%
Sailors and Marine Oilers13%
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators22%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels19%
Other Transportation Workers8%
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants7%
Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants7%

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

($ Millions)


Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, Water Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateSeptember 2020
Report FormatPDF Download