Whether you prefer exploring the Hudson River by sailboat, motorboat, kayak, or other watercraft, living in Port Liberte means you can enjoy your favorite activities just steps from your front door! Port Liberte is a boating community, so it boasts all the amenities you have come to expect from a waterfront neighborhood — marinas, water trails, canoeing trips, and events on the water, and more.
Interested in living in Port Liberte and want to know about its boating lifestyle? Eager to find something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? These boating resources will come in handy!
Exciting Things to Do on the Hudson River
Events on the harbor, or river, are completely different when you’re sitting deck-side — under the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Living in Port Liberte, you have a front-row seat to fireworks displays, and not just the ones that shoot across the sky on July 4th; there are more than 8 firework events that take place throughout the year.
But fireworks over the Hudson River aren't the only activity you can enjoy when you live on the waterfront. Spend time basking in the afternoon sun on the deck of your yacht or catch the glimmering sun as it glances through the skyscrapers of Manhattan, skipping across the Hudson's waters. Watch the ferries bustle back and forth carrying commuters to work, students to school, and tourists to popular attractions. Learn about even more activities below.
Marinas and Boat Launches Near Port Liberte
Launch your boat from Port Liberte's own boat docks or enjoy all the amenities of a nearby marina! If you're looking for a place to park your boat, consider one of these nearby amenities.
Liberty Landing Marina
Location: 80 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City
Located in Liberty State Park, this marina has 520 boat slips, transient dockage, a 24-hour fueling facility, full-service maintenance, and more. Find out more about the marina and its amenities by visiting the Liberty Landing Marina website.
Newport Yacht Club & Marina
Location: 500 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City
This modern marina offers 154 berths, transient finger slips, 24-hour dock and perimeter security, in-water winter storage, and more. Discover more about its amenities and location by visiting the IGY Newport Yacht Club & Marina website.
Port Liberte Docks
Location: Half Moon Isle, East Shearwater
Port Liberte's boat docks have been restored following Hurricane Sandy! The new facilities include wooden docks, larger piles, electric and water services, gangways, and a new wave attenuator. You can read more about the dock rebuilding project here.
Safety is a Top Concern When Boating
There are several concerns when boating in the waterways surrounding Manhattan Island. The currents in these rivers are not typical of other rivers as they are influenced by the tides. Commercial traffic in the area is very heavy and navigating around these ships can be troubling for even the most seasoned captains.
Before you set out on your adventure, check the weather conditions, NOAA boating charts, caution areas like ferry routes and commercial vessel channels, and no wake zones.
Security on the New York/New Jersey Waters
Another concern for those who take to these New York and New Jersey waters is security. The US Coast Guard and the NY Harbor Police, as well as other security agencies, are always patrolling the area. It's important for boaters to be aware of areas where they are not allowed and where they should give right-of-way.
Searching for Your Dream Home?
As a Port Liberte resident and local Realtor, I adore this community. And if you love boating and living on the waterfront, I know you will, too! I have a wealth of resources to help you learn more about Port Liberte and find your ideal home, so check out a few of these helpful tips below. Want to learn more about the Port Liberte lifestyle? Let's chat! Call me at 201.200.5512.