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Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River to Cold Spring

Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage day cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson River
Weekends, October and November 2021
All day with stopover available
$85 (Age 13+), $40 (Age 3-12), or Free (Age 0-2)
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A breathtaking river cruise of fall colors

New York is bursting out in a brilliant autumn kaleidoscope. Make the most of it by cruising up the tree-lined Hudson River to historic Cold Spring, NY, aboard a state-of-the-art Seastreak catamaran. Relax and enjoy an ever-changing view of the fiery red, glowing orange, and golden yellow foliage that makes the Hudson River an international fall destination. During the cruise, you’ll enjoy a narrated tour provided by our professional guide!

We’ll stop in Cold Spring, NY for the afternoon where you’ll have almost four hours to dine at one of the many local eateries and explore the neat shops in one of New York’s most idyllic villages. We’ll return mid-afternoon in time to see the autumn colors by sunset and New York City start to light up for the night.

  • Gorgeous fall foliage up and down the Hudson River

    We’ll follow the majestic river as she meanders under the George Washington Bridge, past the Cloisters, and catch some breathtaking views of the Palisades. We’ll see the rolling tree-filled hills and shores of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, Tarrytown, Ossining, Croton Point, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Bear Mountain, and West Point.

  • Farm-to-table foods, local artisans and boutiques, and a 19th century waterfront main street

    Enjoy a gourmet meal and boutique shopping in Cold Spring by the water in this historic, 1800s village main street. Get your artisan holiday gifts and one-of-a-kind decorations early or just enjoy strolling the Victorian streets, houses, and shops.

  • Full-service bar, indoor/outdoor seating, and private restrooms

    Relax and unwind during the cruise in our open-air top deck or indoors in our climate-controlled cabins with 360 degree panoramic windows, comfortable seating, a full-service bar, and the convenience of private his/hers restrooms.

  • Important: Proof of Vaccine Requirements

    Seastreak requires all customers to show “proof of vaccination” before boarding for this trip. If you are not able to provide proof of vaccination while boarding, you will not be allowed to board the vessel. Refunds will not be provided if you are not able to show proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination is not required for customers who are under the age of 12 years old.   “Proof of vaccination” means proof of receipt of all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or licensed for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Such proof may be established by:   i. A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or an official immunization record from the jurisdiction, state, or country where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting the person’s name, vaccine brand, and date administered; or   ii. A New York City COVID Safe Pass (available to download on Apple and Android smartphone devices); or   iii. A New York State Excelsior Pass

  • Stay for the weekend!

    Want to extend your time away? Come one day, and head back the other! While lodging options in Cold Spring directly are very limited, there are many lodging options available in nearby Beacon. Click here to view the information sheet for Beacon, which in addition to lodging options also has options for entertainment and things to do!

    To get to Beacon, it’s a quick train ride – and trains leave every hour from Cold Spring so it’s a convenient way to get there! To view the train schedule, click here. Just add departure point and destination, and you’ll be presented with the schedule.

Passengers enjoying the fall weather
Three passengers posing for the camera on the ferry
Couple sitting on a bench looking at the ferry
Passengers enjoying the fall weather
Seastreak Fall Foliage Cruise Romantic View of New York City
Fall colors on a cruise down the Hudson river
Friends posing for the camera with fall colors in the background
Passengers enjoying the fall weather
Three passengers posing for the camera on the ferry
Couple sitting on a bench looking at the ferry
Passengers enjoying the fall weather
Seastreak Fall Foliage Cruise Romantic View of New York City
Fall colors on a cruise down the Hudson river
Friends posing for the camera with fall colors in the background
  • “Went 2 weekends ago for the 3rd time of the last 3 years. Always fun, something new to see every time, well worth the money. Will be going again next year!!”

    Allison G
  • “I have taken this trip with Seastreak up the Hudson & it was one of the most delightful ways to spend a Fall day!”

    Arlene L.
  • “We have done this trip several times - spectacular!!”

    Seastreak Customer
  • “I love Seastreak, and this was my favorite trip of the year! The ferry ride was smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable and the views breathtaking.”

    Seastreak Customer
  • “We love that Seastreak offers these quaint day trips that we can share with our friends. The boat is quite comfortable with a full bar and food. If you're lucky enough to grab seating with a table it really makes the trip quite relaxing, you can sit around and chat with your friends while enjoying the beautiful scenery all around. They even had someone pointing out historical and interesting fun facts during the trip up the Hudson. We often use the Seastreak to go to Yankee games, best way to travel!”

    J. H.

Schedule & Pricing

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Departure Dates (2021 Season)



Departure and Arrival Times

Highlands, NJ DepartureWest 39th Street, NYC DepartureCold Spring, NY ArrivalCold Spring, NY DepartureWest 39th Street, NYC ArrivalHighlands, NJ Arrival
8:10 AM9:00 AM10:45 AM3:30 PM5:15 PM6:30 PM




AdultsChildren (Ages 3-12)Infants (Ages 0-2)Bike Round Trip
One Way $45One Way $22.50Free*One Way $5

* Infants ride free, but need a ticket. Please add infants to your reservation, if needed. 

Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

326 Shore Drive - Highlands, NJ 07732View Map

Ticket Office Hours

M-F: 5:00am - 9:00am, 11:30am - 8:30pm
Sat/Sun: 8:00am - 7:30pm

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

West 39th St.

459 12th Avenue - New York, NY 10018View Map

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

View This Port

Port Features
  • ATM
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Restrooms

Cold Spring, NY

5 New St - Cold Spring, NY 10516View Map

  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms
  • Retail

Just walking down Main Street gives one a stroll into the past, with great shopping and eating thrown in for good measure. For architecture buffs one is dazzled by the Colonial and Victorian architectural styles in this beautifully preserved 19th-century village. Take a walk down any side street and you will be even more dazzled by all the little gardens and architectural details of the old homes that make up the village.

Cold Spring’s Main Street is a unique collection of stores that slope down to the east bank of the Hudson. Stores include antique shops, coffee houses, restaurants with outdoor dining, and river’s edge park areas with a Gazebo & benches overlooking the Hudson.

Check out for lots of great local information about places to explore and things to do on your next visit to this quaint village.

Here is a great article in Time Out New York about their recent visit to Cold Spring.

Logistics & What to Know

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  • Here is a booklet listing exclusive discounts available to Seastreak customers: CS Express 8-18 2
  • Check out a great map of Cold Spring attractions and businesses here: Cold Spring Merchants Map
  • For more information about the village of Cold Spring:
  • This event is NOT returnable or exchangeable.
  • Please note that in order to explore the main part of the village of Cold Spring, NY, there are two options:
    • You may walk up Main St. and under the railroad tracks via the pedestrian tunnel which requires climbing some stairs.
    • To avoid stairs you can cross over the tracks via the overpass at Lunn Terrace or via the elevator and the walking bridge at the train station on Market St

Fall Foliage Cruise to Cold Spring, NY

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