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Bear Mountain Cruise & Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour

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Enjoy a wonderful and relaxing day as you cruise up the Hudson to beautiful Bear Mountain. Partake also on the annual Oktoberfest aboard the boat.


There is no better way to welcome autumn than aboard a cruise to Bear Mountain. Take in the crisp air and awesome views as the vessel makes its way up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain, where you will have the opportunity to disembark for three hours.

Enjoy also the onboard Oktoberfest while you cruise aboard a boat with an exclusive third deck, outdoor space, upgraded dining options and first-class amenities before and after stopping at the park. The onboard Oktoberfest will include German food and beer specials. There will also be live German oom-pah bands on Saturdays and festive background music on Sundays.


08:30 Boarding

09:00 Departs Pier 83

11:30 Approximate arrival time at Bear Mountain

15:00 Approximate departure time from Bear Mountain

17:30 Returns to Pier 83

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Available languages: English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.


  • Entertainment

  • Bear Mountain landing

  • Cruise fee
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Bear Mountain Cruise & Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 10 hour(s)
Available: Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Entertainment / Bear Mountain landing / Cruise fee
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  • 08:15

    Check-in at Pier 83

  • 09:00

    Cruise & Oktoberfest Celebration (2.5 hrs)

    Dance to the sounds of the polka band and dig into delicious local delights such as Pork Schnitzel, Bavarian Pretzels, and German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad. These meals are available for purchase.

  • 11:30

    Free Time at Bear Mountain (3 hrs)

    Enjoy over 50 acres of hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake, visit the Bear Mountain Zoo and a slew of other activities.

  • 14:30

    Cruise back to Pier 83 (2.5 hrs)

  • 18:00

    Check-out at Pier 83

  • (For Check-In) Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 08:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises (Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States) Time: 18:00:00

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  • Please be aware that there is a steep hill leading from the dock at Bear Mountain to the main park area. This hill may be difficult for some people to climb, including those with difficulty walking or in wheelchairs.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • A valid government issued photo ID is required to consume alcohol.

  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • Walking shoes

  • Camera

  • Motion sickness preventative

Additional Note(s)
  • Circle Line Skyline Navigator App offers Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese audio narration.

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

  • Meals are not included in the price.

  • Drinks and meals are available for purchase

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

How close will the boat get to the Statue of Liberty?

Depending on water conditions, the boat will normally cruise within 100 feet of the Statue Liberty. Perfect for photo taking opportunities!

What time do I need to board the cruise?

Boarding begins a 30 minutes prior to departure. To ensure you get on the cruise at the time you are interested in, please arrive one hour to 45 minutes prior to departure to allow yourself enough time to obtain boarding passes from the box office and to find seating on the cruise.

Are food and drinks available for puchase on my cruise?

Standard concession items include hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, an assortment of fresh sandwiches and salads, assorted breakfast items (during morning cruises), coffee/tea/soda and full bar.

Do I need to attend the tour on the date I booked online?

You will need to pick a day you intend to join this tour to complete your online purchase. However, you will still need to redeem your voucher upon arrival, when you will be given a specified time for your tour. Prior to redemption, vouchers are valid for redemption up to one year from the time of purchase.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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