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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

Escape NYC and take a leisurely cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5-hour cruise each way, and have three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty and attractions.


  • Full-day cruise from New York to Bear Mountain
  • Sail past the Palisades, Grant's Tomb, the George Washington Bridge and the Cloisters
  • 2.5-hour scenic cruise each way into the Hudson Highlands along the Hudson River
  • Two hours of free time to spend at Bear Mountain
  • Pre-order picnics available
  • Fall colors and Oktoberfest during the month of October
  • Entertaining and informative commentary onboard

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What You Can Expect

Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise

Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise

On your cruise to Bear Mountain you'll sail past the Palisades, Grant's Tomb, the George Washington Bridge and the Cloisters before cruising up the Hudson River. This trip is especially gorgeous in the fall, when the trees lining the river put on a spectacular display of russet and gold. Plus, every Saturday in October is Oktoberfest in Bear Mountain, with dancing, music and food.

Bear Mountain is 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of New York City, in the Hudson Highlands. Highlights you can explore during your two-hour visit include Trailside Museums and Zoo, Iona Island Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge, Perkins Tower, the merry-go-round and pavilion.

Pre-order a picnic lunch and enjoy a great day on the water! Beverages, wine, beer, cocktails, sandwiches, hotdogs, and snack foods are available for purchase on board.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was a fun trip - the weather was good and the Oktoberfest was full of good food and beer. The vendors were selling nice items - worth the time and $$$$.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We enjoyed our trip to Bear Mountain. Captain was great -he announced points of interest as we sailed up the Hudson. Climbing the mountain was fun-enjoyed the zoo.Scenery was awesome-took lots of great pictures
October fest was in full swing-lots of vendors and food.
We will take this trip again in the summer.

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