Night Cruise in New York, NY

Big City TourismPier 78New York, NY 10018
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Experience the charm of New York City's evenings on this NYC sunset cruise. As the city lights dance on the water, you'll pass iconic sights like the glowing Statue of Liberty and the majestic Brooklyn Bridge. With eco-friendly travel and captivating stories from your guide, this tour promises a memorable night!

up to 1.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • The cruise lasts approximately 75 minutes, offering a comprehensive experience of NYC's illuminated skyline.
  • It departs from Pier 78 in Hudson River Park, easily accessible with free NY Waterway shuttles.
  • Please arrive at the pier at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Allow time for city traffic.
  • Complimentary shuttle buses are available to take you back to the heart of NYC after the tour.
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy the stunning views.
  • A knowledgeable guide will accompany you, sharing fascinating stories and facts about New York City.
  • See famous sights like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge up close in their nighttime glory.
  • Food and drinks are available for purchase during the cruise to enhance your experience.


from NYC Sunset Cruise: City Skyline Lights at Night
Witness the Statue of Liberty illuminated against a picturesque sky from sunset until dark, and marvel at the iconic Manhattan skyline aglow with city lights during a relaxing cruise around New York Harbor.

Departing from Pier 78, guests can experience must-see sights from a whole new perspective as they sail along the stunning Hudson River. Admire the dazzling Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, and other iconic landmarks aboard the Big City Tourism ferry tour!

Take in the heart of New York City while sipping refreshing drinks from the onboard full bar. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the cruise on calm waters aboard a quiet, eco-friendly boat. The open-roof deck offers uninterrupted views of NYC and its unbeatable skyline, perfect for capturing memorable selfies with Lady Liberty! Additionally, For those who prefer exploring indoors, there is a deck available equipped with an onboard restroom and full-service concession for your convenience.

Some of the key sights you will pass include:
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Freedom Tower
  • Lower Manhattan
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Hudson Yards & Vessel
  • High Line
  • Chelsea piers
  • Little Island
  • Ellis Island
  • Governors Island

Please note: Freedom Liberty Cruise does not dock at Liberty & Ellis Islands.

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Frequently Asked Questions about NYC Sunset Cruise: City Skyline Lights at Night

Where does the cruise depart from?

The cruise departs from Pier 78 in Hudson River Park. Please plan to be at the pier at least 30 minutes prior to departure to account for potential city traffic delays.

What will I see on the cruise?

You'll witness NYC's iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge, all beautifully illuminated.

Is the tour accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible.

How do I get back to the city after the cruise?

Complimentary shuttle buses are provided to take you back to Midtown NYC.

Are there food and drinks on the cruise?

Yes. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the onboard full-service concession.

Is there a guide on the cruise?

Yes, a live tour guide will share insights and stories about NYC.

What should I bring with me?

Bring your camera or smartphone for photos, cash for gratuity and buying food and drinks on board, and a government-issued ID, especially for guests who selected the military and senior ticket options.

What should I wear?

Dress appropriately for the weather as you'll be on the water. Cruise sails rain or shine.