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Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise from New York City

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    22 Sep to 11 Nov: Saturday and Sunday, and on Columbus Day

  • Duration

    About 5.5 hours.

  • Start time

    Boarding at 8:30am and departing at 9am. 

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Pier 83, West 42nd Street & West Side Highway.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Cruise up the Hudson to celebrate Oktoberfest
  • See the leaves change in Bear Mountain State Park!
  • Enjoy authentic German food and good beer aboard our ships!
  • Go on a hiking trip in Bear Mountain Park
  • Meet your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide!


Celebrate Oktoberfest from the waters of the Hudson River on a Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise!

With Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise tickets, you’ll sail up to Bear Mountain State Park for a day filled with nature, traditional pork schnitzel, and delicious German beer. Be entertained by live German Oom-Pah and Polka bands aboard our ships. Try real Bavarian pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and German potato salad. Draft pints and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers are available, too! If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Oktoberfest, then a Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise is what to do in New York!

Say “Prost!” with your friends from the side of Bear Mountain State Park. Watch the leaves’ change while you hike one of the park’s 50+ hiking and biking trails. Then, paddle around the lake or visit the Bear Mountain Zoo. You can also enjoy a delicious brunch at the Bear Mountain Inn. That’s why the Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise is one of the most exclusive things to do in New York this autumn!

About the Supplier: Circle Line is one of the legacy tour operators in NY operating since 1945. They provide one of best boat rides in New York and have perfected the fine art of the New York City sightseeing tour. 


  • Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise
  • Cruise up the Hudson River (2.5 hours)
  • Three hours in Bear Mountain State Park
  • Live German Oom-pah & Polka band
  • Café and full bar (additional charges apply)
  • Professional tour guide and commentary

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

So there’s no last-minute rush, please arrive at the meeting point 45 minutes early.

Schedules are subject to change.

There is a steep hill leading from the dock at Bear Mountain to the main park area. Please be aware that this hill may be difficult for some people to climb.

Outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited.

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