487: Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
Industries in the Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation subsector
utilize transportation equipment to provide recreation and
entertainment. These activities have a production process distinct
from passenger transportation carried out for the purpose of other
types of for-hire transportation. This process does not emphasize
efficient transportation; in fact, such activities often use obsolete
vehicles, such as steam trains, to provide some extra ambience. The
activity is local in nature, usually involving a same-day return to
the point of departure.
The Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation subsector is separated into
three industries based on the mode: land, water, and other.
Activities that are recreational in nature and involve participation
by the customer, such as white-water rafting, are generally excluded
from this subsector, unless they impose an impact on part of the
transportation system. Charter boat fishing, for example, is included
in the Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Water industry.