The new company running tour boats out of Old Sacramento is scheduled to begin its service today.
Hornblower Cruises & Events said it would launch the hourlong narrated cruises from the L Street dock at 1 and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
Passengers will ride aboard the M/V Capitol Hornblower, a 300-passenger, 90-foot-long vessel with an enclosed main deck, covered top deck and snack bar.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 55 and older and military personnel, and $10 for children 4 to 12.
The city entered into a short-term contract with Hornblower last month. A 10-year contract with the former tour group, Sacramento Yacht Charters, had been cut after two years because city officials said the company didn't run a reliable schedule and fell short of revenue projections.