Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is testing out a ferry service across the San Francisco Bay to offer a way for employees to commute to work. The 53-foot charter boat is called the New El Dorado III. It will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 90 day trial after launching on February 4th.
Right now the boat is making a single trip in the morning from San Francisco to Redwood City and one return trip in the evening. The boat can carry around 30 people. Some of the amenities on the board include Wi-Fi, coffee, and snacks. The boat is run by The Tideline Marine Group.
Facebook is being charged $95 per day for a docking fee and $1.75 per rider. After the boat arrives in Redwood City, Facebook employees can take a 10 minute shuttle to Facebook’s main office in Menlo Park.
Facebook is testing out a ferry service shortly after Google tried out a similar service. Google launched two ferries to help employees commute to Mountain View from San Francisco and Oakland.
[Source: SF Gate]