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Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour

Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-220-2120
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Whiskey Women and tour of Bannerman Island

We took the boat from Beacon to the Island to see the play Whiskey Women, Fun time!!! Our tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Donna M
A must-see local attraction

The history of the island and Castle are great -- especially when I found out that Francis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Middletown, New York
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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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“boat ride” (17 reviews)
Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-220-2120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the boat from Beacon to the Island to see the play Whiskey Women, Fun time!!! Our tour guide was great. The only negative part was the porta potties at the dock and no where else at the top.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the island and Castle are great -- especially when I found out that Francis Bannerman's business was legit and not the illegal smuggling enterprise I had heard! The trails were beautiful (and you get a bit of workout!) and the gardens are...More

Thank LizzieOre
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day! My wife and I took the ferry boat from Beacon to Bannerman Island. We loved our visit from start to finish. The boat crew were very funny and had us laughing and entertained during the 30 minute ride to Bannerman Island....More

Thank joeduraes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The description of the cruise didn't divulge the awesome experience it delivered. For one, the view of the Hudson from Beacon to Bannerman Island is magical. The boat is small enough to control the crowds that they accommodate at a time. But what I found...More

Thank Princess Yahmee... S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boat tour is super quick and nice. The tour guide is very knowledgeable. The island is small and the hour or so is the perfect amount of time to explore. The terrain is easy if you are somewhat fit. Some struggled as there are...More

Thank Portiany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been wanting to visit the island for over 20 years but never made the time. I'm so glad we finally did. Beyond the ruins, which were still amazing despite the obvious ravages of time, weather and shoddy construction, there was a summer home...More

Thank Dee l
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 18 July 2017

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
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9 May 2016|
Response from adele m |
are you giving tours today