Day Getaway: Bear Mountain Circle Line Cruise

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is celebrating fall with its annual Bear Mountain Cruises, inviting NY locals and visitors to set sail for a ‘hike’ up the Hudson River to Bear Mountain State Park.

Perfect for those looking to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and an array of countless activities and amenities, this full-day excursionprovides an opportunity to explore Bear Mountain State Park’s 50 different hiking trails, nature walks, a Bird Conservation site, magnificent fall foliage and Oktoberfest, known as The Hudson Valley’s greatest fall festival with German beer and food, live bands, craft vendors and more.

Premiering September 13, Bear Mountain Cruises are offered throughout the months of September and October on Saturdays, Sundays and a special sailing on Columbus Day. Cruises depart at Pier 83, located at West 42nd Street and 12th Ave.

Sailing Schedule

September: Saturdays and Sundays (starting September 13)

October: Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day


Bear Mountain Cruises Sailing Itinerary

8:30 AM sharp: Board cruise at Pier 83

9:00 AM sharp: Depart Pier 83 for Bear Mountain

11:30 AM: Arrive at Bear Mountain for 3 hours of leisure

2:30 PM: Board cruise to return to Pier 83

5:30 PM: Return to Pier 83


Tickets: $60 for adults, $51 for seniors, $36 for children

A picnic lunch is also available for an additional cost of $14.50 per person. Must be pre-ordered the Wednesday before the date of the cruise.

For more information and to book tickets on the Bear Mountain Cruise visit


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