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Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour

Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-220-2120
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Great Adventure, but more exploration would be nice.

Every time I used to go hiking in Cold Spring, I imagined kayaking to Bannerman's Castle, so when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New York City, New York
A long awaited visit

After seeing the Bannerman Castle while zipping by 7 years ago on the Poughkeepsie/New York line I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Pollepel Bannerman Island Cruise and WalkingTours. Explore the mystery and enjoy the history of Bannerman Island! Board the Pollepel for a 30 minute trip to the island, where you get a guided tour. May 1 - October 31. Saturdays, Sundays, and Selected Fridays. Call or visit web for full schedule.
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Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-220-2120

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time I used to go hiking in Cold Spring, I imagined kayaking to Bannerman's Castle, so when my boyfriend expressed that he had always done the same, I bought 2 tickets to an evening tour for his birthday. The island was beautiful! So much...More

Thank dvchurch
Reviewed 3 days ago

After seeing the Bannerman Castle while zipping by 7 years ago on the Poughkeepsie/New York line I finally got to visit this year. A quick boat trip from Beacon to the island where we were met by our tour guide. The work the trust are...More

Thank Rourk
Reviewed 5 days ago

The arsenal, a castle and magnificent views of the Hudson Valley both north and south to West Point. We took the tour that included a hike to the top of the north side of the island... amazing. Tour guide was very interesting. Boat ride from...More

Thank row4fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience watching the Performance of Romeo and Juliet done by the HVSF on Bannermans Island . I loved the informative and colorful tour of the Island ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️The Estuary boat captain and first mate got us to the Island and back again 🦋It was...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the ferry and the tour and added in a Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival production of Romeo and Juliet. Bannerman Island is a fascinating place with a great history and a wonderful backdrop for Shakespeare.

Thank cwpjones
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though we were on the "self-guided" tour, they still had staff at key points offering narration. That was nice. Definitely wear shoes for climbing rocky paths. There's not really a lot to see since the castle is gated off, but it's a nice little...More

1  Thank sacredearth2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of the ten best weather days -- sunny, breezy, dry, no humidity -- it was the perfect time for a short Hudson cruise from Beacon to Bannerman's Island. Parking was easy at the Beacon Station with the dock close by. (Portosans are at...More

Thank janicedobson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in the Hudson Valley for over 50 years and have never been to Bannerman Island. We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful experience of seeing the island and learning about it's colorful history. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, articulate, and very interesting....More

Thank JohnnyPompano
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The boatride over from Newburgh takes about half an hour. It's fun and fairly well-organized in terms of lining up beforehand. We wish we'd known in advance that the entire time on the island would be spent on the tour and we wouldn't have carried...More

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live here locally in the Hudson Valley but never took the time to visit Bannerman Island. We finally booked our day trip and took the Estuary Steward out of Newburgh. It was a nice, brief trip to Bannerman Island. The guided walking tour was...More

Thank Sunflowre
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