Our Mission

At Big City Tourism, our mission is clear: to immerse every guest into the genuine essence of New York City. We aim to offer exclusive experiences and perspectives that only true locals can offer. Our vision is to create lasting memories by curating exceptional journeys, leaving visitors with a deep understanding of the city’s heartbeat and a sense of belonging. You’ll leave feeling like a true New York local.

freedom liberty cruise coasting along the hudson
New York City skyline at sunset

Our Story

The story of Big City Tourism began with a dream – a dream to showcase New York City from an unconventional viewpoint. The notion of offering guests an experience that blends iconic landmarks with lesser-known gems sparked the inception of our boat tours. As native New Yorkers, our goal was to capture the authenticity of our home and build an experience that resonates with the real essence of NYC.

Our Team

Our team comprises of native New Yorkers with a passion for sharing their city. They come from all walks of life and will make sure that when you’re getting your advice from Big City Tourism you will unlock a side of New York City you weren’t expecting!

Big City Tourism Leadership Team
Big City Tourism Guide

Our Guides

Our guides are the heartbeat of Big City Tourism! Handpicked for their expertise, enthusiasm, and genuine love for the city, our guides are more than just narrators – they’re storytellers, historians, and local experts rolled into one.

Our Fleet

With Big City Tourism, you’ll adventure aboard our state-of-the-art boats, designed to elevate your experience on the water and to ensure that our impact on the environment is minimal. The Franklin D. Roosevelt (the FDR), built in 2020, is a 500-passenger catamaran that leads our Freedom Liberty Cruise.

Our Partners

At Big City Tourism, we believe in the power of collaboration and community. That’s why we’re proud to partner with local businesses and organizations that share our passion for promoting the best of New York City. We are proud partners of NY Waterways, I Love NY Gifts, Dave and Busters, Hershey’s and QC New York.

Careers & Opportunities

Interested in working with Big City Tourism? At Big City Tourism, we’re all about celebrating New York City’s vibrant culture and landmarks. While we’re not currently hiring New York tour guides, we’re always excited to connect with enthusiastic people who share our passion for this incredible city.

If you’re someone who loves meeting new people and has a knack for storytelling, customer service, or anything in between, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out, introduce yourself, and let’s chat about how you might fit into our team in the future.

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