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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 20 2013

Our family had a wonderful day cruising up to the Bear Mountain Ocktoberfest. The guide on the circle line was Amazing!!!

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attended Sep 25 2010

Personally, I didn't really like it and it was below what I was expecting. Oktoberfest was small and lines were long. There really isn't much to do other than to sit and hang out and chat. Food was passible and nothing special. If you like beer...continued

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attended Oct 16 2011

Pros: Leaves on time, relaxing trip, great and fun information given by our "tour guide", complimentary admission to Oktoberfest (band was good). No problem with Goldstar vouchers at all. Food was decent on board, good coffee, and all kinds of...continued

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attended Sep 23 2012

So great to view the city and Hudson Valley from the river! The walk up to the Octoberfest was not bad at all, it winds around a bit, breaking up the uphill aspect of the walking

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attended Sep 22 2012

The actual 'Oktoberfest' leaves something to be desired but the boat ride itself was super nice and Bear Mountain was really pretty. It was great to get out of the city and see some nature. The main thing to keep in mind is this is a much better...continued

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4 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

The Bear Mounstain Cruise with Oktoberfest Visit was fabulous! Nice clean, comfortable Circle Line Boat cruised up the Hudson River. The guide on board explained the sights along the way. We had ample time to explore the area. Very relaxing...continued

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attended Sep 25 2010

the boat ride felt *very* long. would have been better if the whole event started later in the day. the oktoberfest was in a beautiful setting, but it wasn't that "festive". boring music/band, no one was dancing except for 3 (very cute) old...continued

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attended Sep 26 2010

The boat ride was spectacular, the Oktoberfest Festival at Bear Mountain was disappointing.

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1 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

The boat ride up to Bear Mountain was very nice. There was someone talking about the sites as we went along. I was disappointed in the fact that he did not know anything about the Bronx, so once we passed the GW Bridge he took a break. Once we...continued

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attended Sep 29 2012

The boat ride up was beautiful, though when we went (9/29), the leaves had not turned colors yet. Tim, the narrator was both informative and hilarious! Bring a coat and/or blanket for the windy ride up. I'd suggest bringing your own food and...continued

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attended Sep 23 2012

The boat trip was nice (beautiful fall day). We didn't realize that it was going to be 3 hours both ways, which would have been good information to know. That left us with 3 hours from the time we docked to the time the boat left to spend at the...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

The cruise was nice, the tour guide entertaining and informative, the Oktoberfest...didn't exist. Thaaat's right...but wait, there's more...we got there, were not given any instructions as to where to go and there were no obvious signs. There had...continued

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attended Sep 23 2012

The cruise itself and onboard guide were great. Dave, the guide was very interesting. The entire crew was friendly and courteous. The Oktoberfest didn't compare to Hunter Mountain or any other Oktoberfest that I've been too.

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23 stars
attended Sep 30 2012

The cruise was almost 3 hours each way and since it ended up raining on our way back wasn't as pleasurable sitting on the covered part of the ship. The hike up the mountain wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and probably only took about 10...continued

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1 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

The cruise was beautiful and on schedule. The temperature downstairs on the boat was way too warm and the crew was not able to adjust it.
Also, there was no water in the restrooms for the last hour of the return trip.

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1 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

The cruise was very enjoyable as was the Oktoberfest. Another .5 hour more at the festival would be nice as the food lines were long

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2 stars
attended Oct 14 2013

The day was wonderful, weather perfect & Octoberfest a lot of fun. Only complaint is we couldn't hear tour guide. We were sitting on lower level about midway & apparently the speakers didn't work there.

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attended Sep 17 2011

The food selection at Oktoberfest was limited and COLD. It was a small festival and I expected a much larger event. You are allowed to bring food and drinks on the boat. Be aware, there were a group of 10 drunk and foolish people (mid 20's early...continued

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attended Sep 25 2011

The overall ride was a bit long.. You spend 5 hours travelling somewhere that was only a 3 hour visit. All in all Bear Mountain and Oktoberfest was a very great time! We came home with great memories.

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3 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

The ride up was lovely and boarding was organized and quick. Oktoberfest was nice, small beer selection, ample food selection, vendors and a polka band though you could easily bypass it all, bring your own food and picnic for the 3 or so hours you...continued

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