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Enjoy a beautiful, narrated fall foliage day cruise from NJ and NYC up the Hudson river with a stop in the historic Cold Spring, NY.

  • Highlands, NJ or Wall St., NYC up the Hudson River to Cold Spring, NY and back
  • Weekends, October 5 - November 10
  • All day with stopover
  • $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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

“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



Departure and Arrival Times

Highlands, NJ DepartureWall St., NYC DepartureCold Spring, NY ArrivalCold Spring, NY DepartureWall St., NYC ArrivalHighlands, NJ Arrival
8:00 AM9:00 AM11:45 AM3:30 PM6:15 PM7:15 PM




AdultsChildren (Ages 3-12)Infants (Ages 0-2)Bike Round Trip
One Way $45**One Way $22.50**Free*One Way $10

* Infants ride free, but need a ticket. Please add infants to your reservation, if needed.
**One Way Fare is only available on October 5th, 6th, and November 9th, 10th.

Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

326 Shore Drive - Highlands, NJ 07732 View Map

Ticket Office Hours

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

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

Pier 11 Ferry Terminal

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

Shuttle Service

To World Financial Center & Citi Building

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

View This Port

Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Cold Spring, NY

5 New St - Cold Spring, NY 10516 View 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

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