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Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise

SOLD OUT. Welcome autumn with a cruise up the Hudson River to Hook Mountain. Snack on German-themed food specials and see amazing fall foliage!

  • Family Friendly
  • German themed food
  • Beer
  • Outdoor deck space

Cruises starting Monday, June 14

What You'll See

Hudson River Fall Foliage Route

Departing Pier 83, you'll pass under the George Washington Bridge, marvel at the majestic Palisades and sail under the Cuomo Bridge before turning around at Hook Mt.

Hook Mountain State Park

Hook Mountain State Park

This mountain rises 689 feet up from the Hudson River. It was known as Verdrietige Hook, "Tedious Point", to Dutch settlers.

Mario Cuomo Bridge

Mario Cuomo Bridge

This dual-span twin bridge was completed in 2018 at a cost of nearly $4 billion connecting Westchester and Rockland counties.

Hudson River Palisades

Hudson River Palisades

The Palisades are a line of steep cliffs rising up from the Hudson River to about 540 feet.



This museum is in Fort Tyron Park in northern Manhattan. Pieces were brought over from Europe and it was completed in 1939 .

GW Bridge

GW Bridge

The world’s busiest suspension bridge spans the Hudson River and carries over 103 million vehicles per year.

A Leaf Peepin', Relaxin' Day

Take a thirty-mile cruise up the Hudson River to Hook Mountain in Rockland County while enjoying autumnal sights and our onboard experience with music, German food specials and Oktoberfest beers (available for purchase).

Our huge, outdoor decks are perfect for getting some fall sun, fresh air and 360-degree views.

Cruise under two of the most impressive bridges in New York State, the mighty George Washington Bridge and the newly-constructed Mario Cuomo Bridge, aka Tappan Zee Bridge. Hook Mountain rises to nearly 800 feet straight up from the Hudson River with sheer cliffs, covered in bright autumn foliage, surrounded by ravens, hawks, ospreys and the occasional Bald Eagle.

Cruisin' During COVID

Our boats are thoroughly cleaned every day; guests and staff are required to wear masks; all parties must practice social distancing by sitting six feet apart from each other; food and beverages may not be consumed inside the boat.

Things to Know

  • This cruise temporarily replaces our famous Bear Mountain cruise because we are unable to stop at Bear Mountain State Park this year.
  • This cruise sails Saturdays and Sundays from October 3rd to October 31st.
  • Boarding is at 9:30 AM for a 10 AM departure; the boat returns at approximately 3 PM, depending on tides and weather conditions.
  • Light narration of sights and highlights from a Circle Line guide included in all trips.
  • Onboard food and beverage options include bratwurst, sandwiches, pizza, nachos, salads and snacks plus a full bar serving up hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and cocktails. No outside food or beverage allowed.
  • Onboard amenities including outdoor deck space, heated/air conditioned indoor seating with large windows made for sightseeing, and restrooms.
  • Please bring a face covering. In addition, please do not plan on coming if you're experiencing any symptoms of COVID, or have been in contact with someone who has, or you have travelled to any of the states that require quarantine within the last 14 days. We will be happy to refund your ticket if you cannot come due to COVID. Be safe and keep everyone else safe too!
  • If we have to cancel a cruise due to foul weather, we'll provide you with a refund or the opportunity to re-book for another date.
  • This cruise does not make any stops.

Our Safety Standards

Effective June 14, all Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises departing from Pier 83 in Midtown will have a designated section for passengers over age 16 who are not vaccinated and those who wish to accompany them. Upon arrival, passengers will be instructed to sit in the appropriate designated section based on their self-reported vaccination status. We reserve the right to modify this policy

For more information about our commitment to you health and safety, please read our about our standards here:Circle Line's Health and Safety Standards