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Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour
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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...more
Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
+1 845-220-2120
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Took a day trip with a friend to Newburgh, NY to explore Bannerman's Castle. Although there is an option to go on the island unguided during certain parts of the year, I definitely recommend the guided tour. The sight of this one impressive munitions factory...More

9  Thank Linda929
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 14, 2011

My family took the cruise and walking tour from Newburgh (it also leaves from Beacon). It is the same boat and the same experience regardless of which location you leave from. The Bannerman Castle website and the boat company website (Pride of the Hudson) offer...More

6  Thank KDAA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall this trip was very nice and a fun was to enjoy nature and historical sights. I wish more of the island would have been accessible to see. At times the tour was a little long-winded, but was very informative and overall enjoyed the entirety...More

Thank Swags47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enthralled with the entire experience! Our guide Wes was knowledgeable, personable, fun and professional. Highly recommend this activity, especially if you want some history of the Island, the family, the business and the Hudson River.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a mix of nature, scenic vistas, history, architecture and a little hiking, then this nautical adventure is hard to beat.

Thank jimyeomans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the Estuary Steward from Beacon, not Newburgh, but I believe it's basically the same trip. The tour was easy to book online, the directions provided were detailed (very important for someone coming from out of state who had never been to the area...More

Thank 761joycea
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience. Beautiful views, astonishing ruins including the Bannerman's summer home, terrific, knowledgable volunteer guides, helpful ship crew, just the perfect day. Go earlier than we did. It was cloudy and very, very cold in mid-October. Late September could be ideal.

Thank ghardy39
Reviewed October 9, 2018

A very nice trip fron the Newburgh waterfront to the Island. We went on a boat with about 38 people and when we got to the island we were split into two groups. 77 Stairs up to the first area for our group. The other...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely time with friends at Bannerman castle. It was great to hear about the history of the family and the island and castle. I passed it many times on the train and always wondered what is was . It’s well worth a visit...More

Thank NewYorkTraveldiva
Reviewed October 5, 2018

We love the Hudson Valley and the towns that reside along its banks. Our visit to Bannerman's Island was full of history. Easy to book and a wonderful ferry ride 20 minutes South of Beacon, NY. The crew on the ferry are very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went there on a weekend, it's a short boat ride to the island. The island itself is very small and you see a small castle on the island. I wouldn't say there is anything spectacular about the place. Good for a small getaway if...More

Thank Haaris H
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We took the tour & our guide was Abby. She was pleasant, friendly, easy-going, informative, animated & obviously passionate. So much to know about the island, so much more than you would think. It's really not JUST some island in the Hudson. The island itself...More

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