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Circle Line Sightseeing Pier 83
12th Ave & W 42nd St New York City, NY 10036
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Rated by 247 members
Jerry Davis
Review from Jerry Davis
Red Velvet 381 events 211 reviews

Crowded rainy day

reviewed Oct 30 2016 report as inappropriate
H. Gold
Review from H. Gold
Red Velvet 663 events 204 reviews

AMAZING TRIP!! This was our 5th or so trip to Bear Mountain with Circle Line and we still loved it as much as our 1st!! Beautiful sites and weather, great crew and other passengers. Great time at Bear Mountain!! We will definitely go again!!

reviewed Sep 23 2017 report as inappropriate
H. Gold
Review from H. Gold
Red Velvet 663 events 204 reviews

OUTSTANDING TRIP!! Highly recommended!! Scenic boat ride, great tour guide (who pointed out a few important buildings) & band, great food and drinks on board, lovely hiking and watching bears at Bear Mountain zoo. A+++++

reviewed Sep 24 2016 report as inappropriate
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Due to changes made by Bear Mountain State Park, there is no Oktoberfest celebration on land at Bear Mountain. Instead, you can enjoy the new Onboard Oktoberfest while you cruise, before and after your stop at the park.

Board: 8:30am at Pier 83
Cruise to Bear Mountain: 9:00am – 11:30am
Time at Bear Mountain: 11:30am – 3:00pm (approximately)
Cruise from Bear Mountain to Pier 83: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.

Concession stands on board the boat will be closed while docked at Bear
Mountain. Please also note that New York State law prohibits the sale of alcohol
on Sundays before 10am.

There is a steep hillside trail 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.

Live German oompah bands every Saturday and Sunday:
• Street Beat Brass Band: September 25, October 1, October 8, October 10, October 16, October 23, October 30 & November 6.
• Smitty’s Polka Band: September 24, October 2, October 9, October 15, October 22, October 29 & November 5.

Sample Menu:
• German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad or Giant Bavarian Pretzels
• Traditional pork schnitzel
• All Circle Line’s classic concessions items (hot dogs, chips, candy, etc.)
• Draft and bucket specials on select Warsteiner German beers

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