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391 ratings
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18 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Good News: Bear Mountain is nice park and the cruise up there can be beautiful views. For $24 , tough to beat

Bad News: 3 hr trip up , 3 hr trip back, and you get 3 hrs at Octoberfest which is basically a mini street fair with german food. 10...continued

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27 events
17 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

a perfect day- crew and service were friendly and helpful.

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14 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The trip up the Husdon was beautiful! Went with a group all had a great time. When you get off the boat it is a hike up the mountain. People were all very friendly!

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25 events
9 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 15 2012

festival is kind of small, food is good, find some very nice jewelry at anita's silver gift shop, as long as you don't stay too long eatting at the fest, you got time to check out the zoo (bear) and explore a bit too. boat ride is boring, bring...continued

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8 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

At 8:30 am: good to be at the pier. If you come by public transportation, make sure to get early enough. It is quite a bit of walk to 12th avenue on 42nd street And there are many subway schedule changes in the weekends.
It is a whole day trip:...continued

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10 events
7 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

I agree with some of the critques around the actual oktoberfest part being great. What made it great for me was the company i was with. The beer while limited was good. I do agree the food line was really long, however it was worth it, i was...continued

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9 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

the trip up was alot of fun.and Bear Mountain was beautiful.The Oktoberfest could have been a bit better,with more vendors and the lines for the food were really long.

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7 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

This was a nice, mellow way to spend a sunny, fall Sunday. There was nothing negative about the day. It's not a high-energy day, but after the steins of beer at the Oktoberfest, the crowd is definitely more animated & happy on the return. We...continued

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

its ok not to much of Germany festival or traditional. The circle line boat is knowledgeable

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45 events
6 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

Like the reviewer said before me, the ride up the Hudson was pleasant and relaxing, but when we got to the Oktoberfest there wasn't much to see or do. There was only place to get food, and it was greasy. Not a beer drinker so I didn't really...continued

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8 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

I had a fantastic time in this event. The boat ride was a lot of fun filled with information about NYC. We did have to hike up a mountain to get to "oktoberfest". I put it in quotes because it was not really oktoberfest it was more like a flea...continued

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13 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

The 2 hr 1/2 boat ride to and from was very relaxing and laid back. The captain was friendly and very informative about sites throughout the river. I suggest bringing snacks on the boat as the prices at the snack bar were outrageous. The park was...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

The boat took about 2.5 hrs to get to Bear Mtn, however, the scenery was wonderful. Make sure to be there on time because they boat leaves on time. Bring your own food & drinks because it is expensive on the boat. This is a great time to go to...continued

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6 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

The Cruise was nice but I must admit like the other reviews so it does take close to 3 hrs going and 3 hrs coming is a little much. But the day was beautiful and pleasant. We packed a picnic lunch and we were thrilled we did because the lines...continued

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5 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

We had a pretty terrific time. The crowd, many of them Goldstar people, was a nice surprise, totally enjoyable to be around. The three hour trip up the Hudson was low key, informative, and visually stunning. The announcer/tour guide on this boat...continued

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9 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

It was a very pleasant ride; the weather was great. I really appreciated the narrative throughout the whole trip. I learned a lot of new facts about American History. I would recommend this trip to anybody. The food on the boat was very...continued

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8 events
4 reviews
49 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The festival was a lot of fun, vendors had much to choose from, the food was excellent and the boat ride was smooth. I went with a group of 10 friends and we had a blast!

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8 events
4 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

The ride up and down the Hudson was really beautiful. The weather was great and the views were gorgeous. For that, it was the worth the cost. However, I actually took this trip twice and each trip was very different. The first trip, we found...continued

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4 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Very nice......well to be expected for price....

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14 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Great time. Get there at 8:30. You spend about 5 hours total on the boat. The tour guide gave us a nice history of the river and the city. Good music at Oktoberfest. Go with a group of friends.

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