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391 ratings
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3 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

I enjoyed this trip. The ride up the Hudson was beautiful. The weather was perfect. We brought some snacks with us the prices on the boat were a little steep. At Bear Mountain the festival was nice not very big. The food was good. I enjoyed the...continued

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10 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

Pleasant boarding experience at Pier 83. Relaxing ride up to Bear Mountain. Nice scenery and Fall Foliage. Upon arriving at Bear Mountain the entire pier was covered under a few inches of water which made getting off the ship almost impossible....continued

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6 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

The boat ride up was nice to look at the scenery in the warm weather. However the steep climb/walk to the Bear mountain festivities was a bit more than expected since it was not noting in the description. Pretty steep for a mobile impaired person....continued

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15 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

the boat ride was a bit long for my tastes and I went to early for the fall foliage. it's a pleasant enough long day out!

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8 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 16 2012

Beautiful cruise on the Hudson, the scenery is amazing. The (3 hours one-way) ride was pleasant, the tour guide was very professional with great information and funny comments.
The hike up the hill was pretty easy, a leisurely walk of 10-15...continued

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12 events
2 reviews
1 stars
7 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

circle cruise line declined to inform all passengers that the steep hill climb was covered with ice and snow.. and when you finally reached the top, Oktoberfest had been cancelled (Bear Mt knew about it the PREVIOUS day). all of the tents were...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

I bought this as a surprise for a couple of friends. It was a nice fall Sunday. The boat ride was 2 hours, and then we had 3 hours to spend at Bear Mountain. The boat was a lot more crowded than I thought, and we did not arrive until 9am on the...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

I went on this trip 7 years ago, and really enjoyed going back - so much I have booked again for this weekend, 2 weekends in a row! I had read reviews from people who said about taking a picnic, but the ticket clearly says no outside food or...continued

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10 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 10 2010

My friends and I had a wonderful time. Although they say you can bring drinks and food we couldnt bring on our beer and wine so dont pre-pack any alcohol.

The Octoberfest fair was really great. They had some really great vendors and tons of...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 19 2010

The cruise was 3 hours each way to the Bear Mountain State Park, and the guide was knowledgeable about the history of the river and riverside cities/towns, but had a monotonous voice (like that of NPR). The Oktoberfest was pretty boring (no...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The event was okay, but you could have informed us of the trek up the mountain to get to the fest. Totally unexpected, would not do it again. Other acommodations should have been provided for people. There was one woman walking with a cane. ...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 24 2010

The trip up & down the Hudson River was outstanding. The view on both sides of the river showing the different colors of the fall foiliage was breathtaking. Of course when you're with someone special things do seem to be more magical! The crew...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

The view from the Hudson River was amazing and memorable. The tour guide person was very informative. Once we got to Bear Mountain we took a 15min hike to the Festival which was not too bad, then we got to enjoy the food and the beer. I would...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

This cruise should have been cancelled!! Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain was completely cancelled and we were sitting there for hours doing nothing, starving!!! What is the point of doing this cruise if it leads to nowhere, leaves people in a snowy...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
14 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

This trip had so much potential, but it fell short. The seats on the boat were uncomfortable. To use the handicapped bathroom we had to find a deckhand to unlock it. Embarrassing for the person waiting. A little music on the boat might have...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 30 2011

beautiful day after the snow had fallen - perfect escape from the city!

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 14 2012

beautiful day for the trip. get there early, lot's of people so getting a window seat is a challange. sat outside since the temp wasn't too bad and enjoyed the views all around. expected better food at Octoberfest but you can pack your own food...continued

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4 events
1 review
11 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

Circle Line boat cruise up the Hudson to Bear Mountain with a stop for Oktoberfest.

Excellent narration by Circle Line, really pleasant stop at the Oktoberfest event, good instructions on timing by the crew. All around a great trip. Oh, and...continued

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