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    Bannerman Castle Cruise Tours Schedule


    Hudson River Adventures and the Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc. in cooperation with The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offer exclusive guided tours on Bannerman Island via the Pollepel. The tour is 2.5 hours long. Costs is $30 per person for adults and children (11 and under) $25.00. Advance ticket purchase suggested. Groups are limited to 46 persons for a more personalized tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.

    Please visit www.BannermanCastle.org for more information.

    For those guests who feel adventurous your journey will begin at Torches Landing or Beacon Landing. From there we take you on a short boat ride over to the island on the Pollepel. Upon reaching the island you will be greeted by your tour guide and your group will be given an escorted tour of the rugged little island. Your tour will include a lecture about the history of the island and plenty of opportunities for photographs. Your tour will take approximately one and one half hours (1 - 1/2 hrs) on the island after which you will once again board the Pollepel for a short ride back to historic Newburgh or Beacon.

    We would like to advise our guests that some of the paths and trails are steep and there is a lot of walking, including 68 steps. Please wear the proper shoes and attire for a hike in the woods. (No high heels etc.) Please bring tick and bug repellent for use on the island. The island is still as primitive as it was in the early 1900's, No electricity, No running water. "Portable toilets" will be available at the island and bottled water will be offered for sale on the boat. Neither the boat or the island is handicapped accessible. No Baby Strollers Please. Due to safety issues we cannot go inside any of the buildings yet as they are in the process of being stabilized for our future use.

    On-Island Tours available Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional weekdays. May 1 - October 31. Rain or shine!

    Bannerman Island Cruise/Walking Tours

    Saturdays and Sundays
    May 1 - October 31 (Rain or Shine!)

    Departs Torches Landing, Newburgh 12:00 pm Returns 2:40 pm
    Departs Beacon Landing, Beacon 1:30 pm Returns 4:10 pm
    Private cruises & walking tours available 7 days a week.

    Fridays (July & August)
    Please visit the calender for full schedule including occasional weekday cruises.

    Please confirm schedule. Departure time may be changed due to low tides.

    Advanced purchase strongly recommended - trips often sell out in advance.
    Or to buy tickets by phone, call Zerve at (800) 979-3370 or (212) 209-3370 (int'l)