FREEDOM LIBERTY CRUISE

New York Sightseeing Cruise Along the Hudson River

Unlock NYC aboard the Big City Tourism ferry tour! What better way to take in the Manhattan skyline than sailing along the Hudson River? Our NYC city cruise will have you floating past New York’s most iconic landmarks.

Hop aboard our quiet, eco-friendly boat where you can enjoy an open roof deck and witness the New York skyline in all it’s glory and get the perfect selfie with Ms. Liberty herself! If you prefer to experience your sail from indoors, the first floor deck is equipped with a full service concession!

Cruise Map Route

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Freedom Tower

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Statue of Liberty

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Empire State Building

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Lower Manhattan

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Hudson Yards & Vessel

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High Line

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Chelsea Piers

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Little Island

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Ellis Island

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Governors Island

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Dumbo

The Key Attractions

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    Freedom Tower
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    Statue of Liberty
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    Brooklyn Bridge
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    Empire State Building
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    Lower Manhattan
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    Hudson Yards & Vessel
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    The High Line
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    Chelsea Piers
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    Little Island
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    Ellis Island
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    Governors Island
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Convenient Locations In Midtown & Downtown Manhattan

Amazing Views Of The Statue Of Liberty

Convenient Location At Lower Manhattan

Bar, Refreshment And Snacks

An Outdoor Experience

Tradition, History And Passion

NYC City Cruises & Tours

FREEDOM LIBERTY CRUISE

Hop aboard our quiet, eco-friendly boat where you can enjoy an open roof deck and witness the New York skyline in all it’s glory and get the perfect selfie with Ms. Liberty herself! If you prefer to experience your sail from indoors, the first floor deck is equipped with a full service concession!

  • Unmatched Views of NYC
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Available year round

BOOK YOUR CRUISE

$43.99 per person

Discounts available for children, veterans, and seniors

DEPARTURE INFORMATION

Times:

7 Days a week at
11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

*Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 boats will every hour from 11am – 6pm

 

Location*:

PIER 78

455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018,
United States

*New departure location at WTC Battery Park coming soon!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Freedom Liberty Cruise is 80 minutes. We recommend arriving 30 minutes prior to your departure time.

This unforgettable NYC city cruise takes you by some of the most iconic sites in New York, including the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

The Freedom Liberty Cruise, offers you the chance to cruise by the Statue of Liberty. This provides you with the ideal moment to capture the perfect moments with Lady Liberty; however, please note that the cruise does not include a stop on the island.

The Freedom Liberty cruise picks you up at Pier 78, 455 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018.

Yes. You are allowed to bring your own food and drink on the boat.

There is also a full-service concession on the first floor of the boat that serves alcoholic beverages, as well non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Yes! Take NY Waterway’s convenient multi-route shuttles to and from our Freedom Liberty Cruise tours! Get picked up and dropped off at major city bus stops so you can join our tours hassle-free.

NEW TOURS COMING SOON

We will soon offer Helicopter, Bus, Bike and Walking Tours.

Guided tours by New York natives

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    Getting to Us

    Closest Subway

    • Pier 78: 34th Street – Hudson Yards
    • Times Square Terminal: Train 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q

    Closest Ferry

    • World Financial Center Terminal and Pier 79

    Closest Bus Stop

    • Pier 78: 12 Av / W 40 St.
    • MTA M42

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    About Our Boat

    Franklin D Roosevelt

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt, built in 2020, is ready for its inaugural season! The FDR is a 500-passenger catamaran operated by NY Waterway, a company with over 30 years of experience! This brand-new ferry includes state-of-the-art marine electronics to ensure the safest ride on the Hudson. This spacious vessel is 109 ft long and 32 ft wide and will ensure a comfortable ride with seating for 200 passengers on its expansive open roof deck and 300 passengers on its Art Deco-inspired lower deck. The lower deck includes large windows that can be opened, concessions, and a bar for an optimal NYC sightseeing experience and city cruise.

    The FDR is a ferry built to ensure that our impact on the environment is minimized. Operating using the cleanest burning marine engine available in America, the FDR’s Twin EPA Tier 3 Compliant engines will provide you with a quiet ride to reduce both carbon and noise emissions. The FDR’s hull is made of 99% aluminum, further increasing fuel efficiency. Enjoy your NYC views knowing that your choice to sail with Big City Tourism will be a comfortable and environmentally friendly choice!

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