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.