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Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise

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    What to Expect
    Discover the hidden getaway of Bear Mountain, just hours from the hustle and bustle of New York City, during this 8-hour round-trip cruise up the Hudson River. Take in fabulous river views accompanied by German food, beer which are available for purchase (and live weekend entertainment) on the boat, then spend a few hours relaxing amidst the natural beauty at Bear Mountain.

    Start your day in the morning at Pier 83 in Manhattan, departing by boat as you head north up the Hudson. During the ride you’ll cruise past such landmarks as the high cliffs of the Palisades, Grant’s Tomb, the Cloisters medieval garden and the George Washington Bridge. The trip is even more spectacular in the fall months, when golden and orange-hued trees line the riverbanks. If you’re feeling hungry, grab some German beer or food (available for purchase) thanks to the onboard Oktoberfest, which also includes live music on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Soon you’ll arrive at Bear Mountain, situated 45 miles (72 kilometers) outside of the Big Apple, in the Hudson Highlands area. Spend three hours in this beautiful region at your leisure. Among the many options are the Iona Island Estuarine Reserve and Bird Refuge, Trailside Museums and Zoo, Perkins Tower and the carousel and pavilion. 

    An optional picnic lunch tour option allows you to enjoy a delicious outdoor meal once you arrive at the recreation area, and those who wish can purchase drinks, wine, beer, cocktails, hot dogs, sandwiches and snack foods on board during the ride.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83, W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Full-day cruise, 2.5-hours in each direction, 3 hours spent on Bear Mountain
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Warning: there is a steep hill leading from the dock at Bear Mountain to the main park area. Please be aware this hill may be difficult for some people to climb, including those with difficulty walking or in wheelchairs. It may also be difficult to disembark the vessel during periods of heavy rain for those in wheelchairs or with difficulty walking.
    • No outside food or beverages are allowed. Food and beverages are available for purchase on board.
    • Our vessels include internal and external seating areas. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
    • For children/infants under the age of 3, please ask at the box office for an infant ticket; it is free of charge.
    • Tickets are only valid for the specific cruise and event date.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    The catering service is a hustle operation skip the waiters and go to the concession yourself i was double charged $171.00 and i am still trying to get it resolved. I would never do it again!
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    Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise
    Responded 4 Dec 2019
    Hello and thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear about your issue with our F and B service. Please email me directly @rstrazza@nycl.com to discuss this in further detail. I look forward on hearing back from you. Best, Robert Strazza Director, Guest Experience rstrazza@nycl.com
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    Let’s push this way, i give a big zero. We got to the crowed boat with no place to sit, oversold boat!!!! I would investigate this for a safety for sure!!!! Plus in November you can’t expect ppl to be outside with small kids! So what we did, we got of that boat and took a car
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    Response from Jade H, Public Relations Manager at Circle Line: Bear Mountain Full-Day Cruise
    Responded 17 Nov 2019
    Hi Irina Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your trip to Bear Mountain. We do not oversell any of our cruises as they are all under capacity. Please email me directly @rstrazza@nycl.com to discuss your experience in further detail. I hope to hear back from you soon! Best, Robert Strazza Director, Guest Experience rstrazza@nycl.com
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    I completely enjoyed my Circle Line day trip to Bear Mountain for Oktoberfest. The boat was fun with great food choices (bratwurst!) and a live band. The music was exceptional, an Oompah Band that masterfully blended classic rock with new rhythms. So clever! The musicians were
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    Bought the premium tickets (honestly a rip-off) we had a waitress assigned to our section who for the most part was never there. On my first order only got my drinks didn’t get the food for more then an hour. Had to look for the waitress to ask for the order. She almost never
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    This was horrible trip! two hours of nonstop LOUD speaker tour guide!! Not pleasant at all!! do not recommend at all!
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