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Apple picking, vineyard hopping, sight-seeing, and a stunning cruise up the Hudson River

Apple picking, vineyard hopping, sight-seeing, and a stunning cruise up the Hudson River
Select Weekends, October 14-November 11
All day with stopover
From $129 Round Trip
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A breathtaking river cruise of fall colors

See more of the Hudson River than any other day cruise by riding with Seastreak on a luxury, high-speed catamaran! In addition to getting up-close views of New York’s stunning fall foliage, you’ll pass landmarks like the West Point Military Academy, the idyllic town of Cold Spring, and even the historic Bannerman Castle on your way to Milton, NY.


Seastreak passengers will have the option to pick one of three curated and all-inclusive experiences: Apple Picking & Hay Rides at Dubois Farms, Wine Tour to Benmarl Winery & Quartz Rock Vineyard, or the Walkway Over The Hudson Experience.

  • Incredible Views

    New York is an international fall destination for a reason – the fall foliage is breathtaking. And you don’t need to travel far from the city to see it! The cruise up the Hudson River will meander under the George Washington Bridge, past the Cloisters, and by some breathtaking views of the Palisades until we reach our destination of Milton, NY.

  • Ticket Options

    Upon arrival in Milton, NY, passengers will be split into three excursion groups! Each group will board a dedicated bus to the location of their choice. Destination selections are made ahead of the trip, through the ticket purchasing process. On the way to Milton, a Seastreak guide will pass out wristbands to identify the members of each group. Changes cannot be made on the day of the event. Read on to select the ticket that sounds right for you!


    Option 1: Apple Picking & Hayrides at Dubois Farms


    Dubois Farms is an idyllic place to spend an autumn day. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by farm staff and ushered to the on-site pizzeria. Enjoy a lunch of pizza, salad, soft drinks, and apple cider donuts and then explore the farm! Visit the children’s play area, check out the pumpkin patch, grab a local beer at the tavern, try a treat at the bakery, or shop for locally sourced jams, honeys, salsas, and mustards at the farm market. You’ll also have the chance to go apple picking and join a tractor pulled wagon ride! You’re sure to leave with a bag of freshly picked apples, a couple treasures from the market, and a smile on your face.

    Lunch, the wagon ride, and apple picking bag are all included in the price of the ticket!



    Bus Departs Milton DockBus Arrives at Dubois FarmBus Departs Dubois FarmBus Arrives at Milton Dock
    11:30 AM12:00 PM3:00 PM3:30 PM


    Option 2: Wine Tour to Benmarl Winery & Quartz Rock Vineyard


    Nestled in the lush, green hills of Marlboro, you’ll find Benmarl Winery – the oldest vineyard in America! Make your first stop here for a delicious brick oven pizza buffet and a seated wine tasting of four varieties. The 37 acre estate has a large outdoor, tented area to enjoy the fall weather and stunning views of the hills surrounding the Hudson River. When you’re done with lunch and finished sipping your wine, you’ll head over to Quartz Rock Vineyard for the next round of indulgence.

    Quartz Rock Vineyard is a small boutique winery on a rustic working fruit farm.  Award-winning wines are produced in small batches exclusively from fruit grown just steps away from where you’ll enjoy the finished product. Instead of receiving a flight, each of the five tasting wines will be poured for guests individually by knowledgeable wine associates. 


    Lunch and wine tastings are included in the price of the ticket!



    Bus Departs Milton DockBus Arrives at Benmarl WineryBus Departs Benmarl WineryBus Arrives at Quartz Rock VineyardBus Departs Quartz Rock VineyardBus Arrives at Milton Dock
    11:30 AM12:00 PM1:15 PM1:30 PM3:00 PM3:30 PM


    Option 3: Walkway Over the Hudson

    Walk over the Hudson River on the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge! The bus will drop you off at the Highland side of the Walkway Over the Hudson, and you can stroll at your own pace to Poughkeepsie on the other side while taking in the unbelievable views of the river and listening to the informative mobile audio tour. Anyone who wants to see the sights, but doesn’t want to walk the 1.28 miles to the other side, can grab a ride across the bridge on the tram! There is also an option to shorten the walk a bit by taking the elevator down to the Duchess County Park.



    Bus Departs Milton DockBus Arrives at Walkway Over the Hudson West SideBus Arrives at Walkway Over the Hudson West SideBus Arrives at Milton Dock
    11:30 AM12:00 PM3:00 PM3:30 PM


    You’ll have three hours to explore before you re-board the bus where it dropped you off. The walkway takes anywhere from 20 minutes to 40 minutes to cross one-way, so make sure you leave enough time to get back to the bus! With your extra time, get a snack at one of the food trucks in the food court at the entrance of the walkway, or try a local restaurant in Poughkeepsie! Some nearby restaurants are listed below.



    Distances listed are from East end of the Walkway

    Lolita’s (Italian, Pizza) 0 mi

    Lola’s Café (American) 0 mi

    Jelly Belly Deli (Deli) 0.2 mi

    Mill House Brewing Company (American, Brewery) 0.4 mi

    Poughkeepsie Grind (Sandwiches, Coffee/Tea) 0.5 mi

    El Azteca Mexican Deli (Mexican) 0.5 mi

    Distances listed are from the Duchess County Park

    Essie’s Restaurant (American) 0.2 mi

    River Station Restaurant (American, Seafood with River Views) 0.3 mi

    The Brown Derby (American, Burgers, Bar) 0.3 mi


    Option 4: Basic Cruise Ticket

    If you would rather spend the day exploring Milton and the surrounding area on your own, you can purchase a ticket with no excursion add-on for $129/Adult or $89/Child. This option does not include a bus ride to another location.

  • Cruise in Comfort

    All Seastreak ferries are designed with passenger comfort and convenience in mind. Take advantage of the open-air top deck or choose a spacious seat in the temperature-controlled interior cabin. Our vessels are all equipped with state-of-the-art technology to make the ride as smooth as possible, so you won’t need to worry about spilling any coffee, tea, soft drinks, or alcoholic beverages that are available for purchase at the full-service bar. 

Schedule & Pricing

Buy your tickets online.





Belford, NJ DeparturePier 11/Wall St., NYC DepartureMilton, NY ArrivalMilton, NY DeparturePier 11/Wall St., NYC ArrivalBelford, NJ Arrival
7:45 AM8:45 AM11:15 AM3:30 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM



 AdultsChildren (Ages 0-12)Bike FeeExchange Fee
Round Trip Boat Only$129$89$10$10
Round Trip Dubois Farm$169$129N/A$10
Round Trip Walkway Over the Hudson$139$99N/A$10
Round Trip Winery/Vineyard (21+ only)$189N/AN/A$10

An exchange fee (per booking) will be charged for any changes made to reservations.

All exchanges must be made 24 hours prior to the event departure time. No more exchanges will be allowed after that time. All unused tickets will be marked as no-show and the value will be forfeit.

Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Belford

10 Harbor Way - Belford, NJ 07718View Map

Ticket Office Hours

M-F: 5:00am - 8:00pm
Sat/Sun: Closed (open for special event departures)

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Easy Access to NYC Transit Buses
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
  • Free Single-Night Overnight Parking
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Pier 11 Ferry Terminal

Pier 11 at South Street - New York, NY 10005View Map

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Easy Access to NYC Transit Buses
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms
  • Retail

Milton, NY

16 Old Indian Trail - Milton, NY 12547View Map

  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Restrooms

Logistics & What to Know

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  • Bikes are only permitted if you purchase boat only tickets. Bikes are not able to fit on the buses to the various locations.
  • Please take note of the bus schedule for your selected excursion. The bus will not wait for any latecomers. If you miss the bus, you are responsible for your own return. Seastreak will not reimburse any subsequent travel expenses related to missing the bus or boat.

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