Soar down the Hudson River, take a Spirit dinner cruise with Manhattan skyline views, ferry over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, or sail away with Royal Caribbean—the Hudson County cruise options are nearly endless! Hudson County is an affordable and hassle-free alternative to NYC cruising. From here, you can easily park, hop aboard, and experience the sights and sounds of the Hudson River and beyond.

Get the latest scoop on Hudson County’s Cruises over on the HC Sights & Bites blog!

Reach NYC by Ferry

  • NY Waterway
    Commuters and locals cross the river on NY Waterway’s ferry daily, but the trip is so much more than “point A to point B.” The NY Waterway, accessible up and down the Hudson County coastline, takes visitors on a skyline-view trip across the Hudson River without the traffic and stress. Upon arrival, free shuttles take visitors across Manhattan, which makes this relaxing ferry ride a practical and enjoyable trip. Hudson County’s ferry ports include Weehawken, Hoboken, and Jersey City. Tickets & more info here.


Jersey City Departures

  • Statue Cruises
    Skip the NYC lines and visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island with a ferry ride from Jersey City instead. This hassle-free alternative includes roundtrip ferry transportation from Liberty State Park. You can easily park, buy a ticket, then head off with Statue Cruises—the only authorized official provider of tickets and tours to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Tickets & more info here.
  • Smooth Sailing Celebrations
    Watch the NYC skyline sparkle from the deck of Smooth Sailing Celebrations’ luxurious Hudson River yachts, sailboats, and catamarans. Smooth Sailing Celebrations, a Hudson County business, offers over 45 luxe yachts for private events. Vessels depart from Weehawken, Jersey City, and Hoboken, before traveling up and down the Hudson River. Tickets & more info here.

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Weehawken Departures

  • City Experiences by Hornblower
    Spirit of New Jersey by Hornblower pairs fine dining with sweeping Manhattan views on its array of Hudson and East River cruises. Brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises depart from Weehawken, and take guests along the skyline and toward the Statue of Liberty, with entertainment, dinner, and dancing along the way. Tickets & more info here.


Secaucus Departures

  • Hackensack Riverkeeper Eco-Cruises
    The renowned Hackensack Riverkeeper Eco-Cruises provide a fun, educational, and experiential tour through some of Hudson County’s most interesting terrain. Aboard a 30-foot pontoon boat, you’ll explore the Meadowland marshes, with history and environmental tidbits explained along the way. The Eco-Cruises depart from Laurel Hill County Park in Secaucus. Tickets & more info here.


Bayonne Departures

  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port
    Start your vacation with ease at the accessible Cape Liberty Cruise Port, where companies like Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and TUI Cruises take off. Ships from Cape Liberty head to destinations like the Bahamas and Bermuda. Even better? A safe, secure parking facility means you can rest easily knowing your vehicle will be ready and waiting once you make it back home. Tickets & more info here


Hoboken Departures

  • Cornucopia Cruise Line
    Set sail on the Hudson and East Rivers with breathtaking views of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Have a delicious buffet dinner of savory chicken, fresh fish, and delectable beef and enjoy our House DJ. Juice, soda, beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase onboard. Tickets & more info here

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