Experience New York’s Golden Hour from the Hudson

Embark on a captivating journey with our New York City evening cruise! Glide along the Hudson River as the city transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of golden hues. Witness iconic landmarks bathed in the warm glow of twilight, from the majestic Statue of Liberty to the awe-inspiring Brooklyn Bridge.

Our comfortable vessel offers unobstructed panoramic views, allowing you to capture picture-perfect moments. As the city skyline fades into the distance, the Empire State Building and the Summit stand out against the stunning backdrop of the NYC sunset sky. These iconic landmarks, along with the Chrysler Building, will come into stunning focus, bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun.

Join us for an unforgettable evening and experience the magic of New York City from the water.

Cruise Map Route

Map of NYC landmarks along the NYC Sunset Cruise offered by Big City Tourism

The Key Attractions

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    Freedom TowerDetails

    The Freedom Tower, officially One World Trade Center, stands as a symbol of resilience and strength. It was built at the World Trade Center site to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The tower’s height, reaching 1,776 feet, not only pays homage to the year of American independence but also signifies the nation’s unwavering spirit in the face of adversity.

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    Statue of LibertyDetails

    Statue of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty is an iconic symbol of freedom and democracy, welcoming immigrants arriving in the United States. A gift from France, it stands proudly in New York Harbor. The statue’s torch, held high, serves as a beacon of hope, while the tablet she carries represents the law, highlighting New York City’s historical role as a gateway for millions seeking a better life.

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    Brooklyn BridgeDetails

    Brooklyn Bridge

    The Brooklyn Bridge is a marvel of engineering and a defining feature of the New York City skyline. Completed in 1883, it was the first bridge to connect Manhattan and Brooklyn. Its graceful architecture and panoramic views of the city make it a beloved landmark. The bridge’s significance lies in its role as a symbol of unity, linking two boroughs and fostering economic and cultural exchange.

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    Empire State BuildingDetails

    Empire State Building

    The Empire State Building is an iconic skyscraper that has dominated the Manhattan skyline since 1931. Its art deco design and impressive height were groundbreaking at the time of its construction. As one of the world’s most famous office buildings, the Empire State Building symbolizes New York City’s ambition and serves as a testament to its enduring influence on global culture and commerce.

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    Lower ManhattanDetails

    Lower Manhattan

    Lower Manhattan is the historic and financial heart of New York City. Home to Wall Street, the Financial District, and landmarks like the Charging Bull, this area is a testament to the city’s economic power. It also holds the somber memory of the World Trade Center, making it a symbol of resilience and rebirth.

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    Hudson Yards & VesselDetails

    Hudson Yards and Vessel

    Hudson Yards, a state-of-the-art urban development, is home to the extraordinary Vessel. This interactive art piece and landmark comprises interconnected staircases, providing panoramic views of the city. The Vessel and Hudson Yards represent New York’s commitment to innovation and modern urban living.

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    The High LineDetails

    The High Line

    The High Line, a former elevated railway turned public park, is a green oasis amidst the urban landscape. Its adaptive reuse showcases New York’s ability to transform industrial spaces into vibrant, recreational areas. The High Line serves as a testament to the city’s creativity and commitment to preserving its history while embracing modernity.

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    Chelsea PiersDetails

    Chelsea Piers

    Chelsea Piers, a waterfront sports and entertainment complex, is a hub for recreational activities. Originally a passenger ship terminal, it has transformed into a dynamic space for sports, fitness, and entertainment. Chelsea Piers reflects New York’s dedication to providing diverse recreational opportunities within the city.

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    Little IslandDetails

    Little Island in NYC

    Little Island, a floating park on the Hudson River, is a whimsical addition to New York City’s green spaces. Supported by mushroom-shaped columns, it offers a unique experience for visitors seeking respite from the urban hustle. Little Island showcases the city’s commitment to fostering creativity and providing accessible public spaces.

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    Ellis IslandDetails

    Ellis Island in NYC

    Ellis Island is a historic immigration station that processed millions of immigrants entering the United States. It stands as a symbol of the nation’s immigrant heritage, capturing the hopes and dreams of those who sought a new life. The Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration preserves this rich history, making it a poignant landmark.

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    Governors IslandDetails

    Governors Island in NYC

    Governors Island, once a military outpost and now a public park, provides a peaceful escape from the city. Accessible by ferry, it offers stunning views of Manhattan and serves as a recreational haven. Governors Island represents New York’s dedication to preserving open spaces for public enjoyment and cultural events.

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    DUMBO Bridge in NYC

    DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is a trendy neighborhood known for its cobblestone streets and artistic vibe. Nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, DUMBO is a hub for creativity, housing art galleries, tech startups, and unique boutiques. Its transformation into a cultural hotspot reflects the dynamic and evolving nature of New York City.

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

Experience a New York Sunset


But this cruise is more than just a scenic adventure. Our knowledgeable local guide will provide live narration, pointing out hidden gems and sharing fascinating stories about the city’s rich history. Enjoy refreshing drinks from our bar and light snacks as you relax and take in the unforgettable ambiance.

  • Unparalleled New York Sunset Views
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Local Tour Guides


$43.99 per person

Discounts available for children, veterans, and seniors




Offering daytime NYC city cruises from 11:15am-6:30pm




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


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    The NYC Sunset Cruise is 75 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 NYC Sunset 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 NYC Sunset 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, all of our cruises offer bathrooms for guests to use.

    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.

    Getting to Us

    Closest Subway

    • 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

    statue of liberty at sunset as seen from the hudson river
    About Our Boat

    Franklin D Roosevelt

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt (the FDR), built in 2020, is a 500-passenger catamaran operated by NY Waterway, a company with over 30 years of experience! This 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 sightseeing experience and NYC harbor 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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