The leaves will soon be changing and there are few better ways to appreciate the vibrant colors of fall than from a boat on the Hudson River. New Yorkers have been taking scenic pleasure trips on the Hudson for more than a century and the tradition continues to this day. Classic Harbor Line offers modern-day passengers a variety of fall foliage cruises aboard a fleet of historically inspired vessels. The river tours conveniently start in New York City and sail north through the breathtaking scenery of the Hudson Valley.

As you sail aboard the schooner Adirondack, the 1920s-style yacht Kingston, or the elegant Full Moon or Manhattan yachts, you will see notable sites along Manhattan’s western shore. Cruising past the city skyline, passengers will see the beautiful buildings of the Upper West Side, Riverside Cathedral, Grant’s Tomb and the Cloisters. You will also sail past the George Washington Bridge, the Little Red Lighthouse and the dramatic cliffs of Palisades Park before exiting the city and escaping to the Hudson Valley region.

Fall foliage cruise on the Hudson RiverPhotograph Courtesy of Classic Harbor Line

To ensure the safety of all passengers, every cruise is operating at 50% capacity. Social distancing will be enforced and there will be assigned private seating zones. All guests are required to wear a mask. One complimentary beverage is included! Food is required to accompany any alcoholic beverage. There will be food selections available for purchase onboard. If bringing food, please keep to a modest snack.

Tickets are available now for all fall foliage cruises which start on the weekend of October 17th.

Fall foliage cruise on the Hudson RiverPhotograph Courtesy of Classic Harbor Line

Classic Harbor Line offers cruises all year round. You can check out their full selection of tours here, including architecture tours of New York City hosted and narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects, sunset tours, and holiday lights tours!

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