BOAT TOURS
Our signature Freedom Liberty Hop-on, Hop-off Tour

Explore New York City aboard the Big City Tourism ferry! What better way to take in the Manhattan skyline than sailing along the Hudson River? Our Freedom Liberty Hop-on, Hop-off tour will have you floating past New York’s most iconic landmarks with a hop-off/on stops conveniently located in Midtown and Downtown so you can have the whole City at your fingertips!

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!

Your ticket includes the ability to hop-on and off the boat twice in one day or just relax and enjoy the tour! We can’t wait to show you New York’s must-see sights from the water!

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Hudson Yards & Vessel

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High Line

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Little Island

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Chelsea Piers

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Empire State Building

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Freedom Tower

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Lower Manhattan

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Dumbo

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Governors Island

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Statue of Liberty

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Ellis Island

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Hudson Yards & Vessel

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High Line

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Little Island

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Chelsea Piers

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Empire State Building

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Freedom Tower

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Lower Manhattan

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Dumbo

Dumbo

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Governors Island

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Statue of Liberty

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Ellis Island

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

2022 Tour Schedule
Date Range Days of the Week Pier 78 Departure Times World Financial Center Terminal Departure Times
May 13, 2022 - October 8, 2022 7 Days a Week 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm* 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm**
October 9, 2022 - December 3, 2022 Fri, Sat, Sun 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm* 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm**
December 4, 2022 - January 9, 2023 7 Days a Week 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm* 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm**
Book From Pier 78 WTC Departure Booking

* Final departure of the day. Hop-on, hop-off service not available.
**4:30pm World Financial Center Terminal tour departure will conclude at Pier 78, will NOT return to original departure terminal. Hop-on, hop-off service not available.
NOTE: Freedom Liberty Hop-on, Hop-off tour does not dock at Liberty and Ellis Islands.

Our Departure Locations

Pier 78
455 12th Ave,
New York, NY 10018

World Financial Center Terminal
Brookfield Place, Vesey St,
New York, NY 10281

About Our Boat
Getting to Us

Closest Subway

  • Pier 78: 34th Street – Hudson Yards
  • World Financial Center Terminal: Trains 1, 2 & 3 (Chambers St)

Closest Ferry

  • World Financial Center Terminal and Pier 79

Closest Bus Stop

  • Pier 78: 12 Av / W 40 St.
  • World Financial Center Terminal: Vesey St & N End Av.

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Vessel Information

Franklin D Roosevelt

The Franklin D. Roosevelt, built in 2020, is ready for it’s 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 electornics to ensure the safest ride on the Hudson.This spacious vessel is 109 ft long and 32 ft wide and will ensure you have a comfortable ride with seating for 200 passsengers on it’s expansive open open roof deck and 300 passengers on it’s Art Deco inspitred lower deck. The lower deck includes large windows that can be opened, as well as concessions and a bar for an optimal sightseeing experience.

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, which further increases 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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