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Pier 83
12th Ave & W 42nd St New York City, NY 10036
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The boat ride had no booze prior to 12 noon, when you were already on the mountain. The mountain was STRICTLY for hiking unless you went to the 'inn' which was a little difficult to find. THERE IS NO OKTOBERFEST ON THE GROUNDS. Save your money-- go to an actual oktoberfest, this wasn't worth it.
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food on the boat was over priced, not good and ran out quickly. Food at event was a madhouse-- a big line.
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Bear Mountain Cruise
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5 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

The ride up and down the Hudson on an late summer day was pleasant--the scenery was beautiful and the captain offered a lot of fun facts about different sites on the river and on land (visible from the river). Bear Mountain State Park is a lovely...continued

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43 stars
attended Sep 25 2010

This is a nice way to spend a day on a weekend. The boat ride was pleasant. Weather - gorgeous (that helped a lot). Octoberfest was a fine event, too. Good beer, good food, nice music. The food was all fresh, fun to try, and we did not find it...continued

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3 stars
attended Sep 18 2010

This trip is what you make of it. We had a great time, but were totally prepared with snacks, wine, sweaters and cash. It's a great getaway with some pretty amazing scenery.
All in all, the toilets are clean, the crew and staff are friendly, the...continued

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The boat ride takes approximately 2.5 hours. You will then have 3 hours at Bear Mountain to enjoy at your leisure. You will need to be back on board by 3:00pm for the ride back.

Please be advised, there is a steep hillside trail leading to the Oktoberfest.

No outside food or beverages are allowed on the boat. There is a concession stand on board the vessel where you can purchase food and drinks.

About the Ticket Supplier: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Since 1945, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has been entertaining passengers young and old with the world’s most famous boat rides. Providing generations of visitors with magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline and interesting tidbits about the city and its surroundings, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is a true New York institution and a “must-see” attraction while in town.

Whether it’s the dog days of summer; a blooming springtime day; a crisp fall weekend or even a brisk early winters morning, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has something to fit everyone’s schedule.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises offers a wide variety of sailings for every age and is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon or weekend. During the cruise, passengers will enjoy a humorous, yet informative, tour given by professional guides.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has hosted over 60 million passengers in New York City. Owned and operated by New York Cruise Lines, Inc., New York’s oldest and largest provider of scheduled and chartered sightseeing and special function cruises.