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Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise in New York

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Experience the beauty of autumn in New York with the Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise. Step aboard a classic boat and embark on a narrated tour along the west side of Manhattan. As you cruise, an Urban Naturalist will share fascinating insights about the geology and ecology of the area. Marvel at iconic sights such as the George Washington Bridge, Little Red Lighthouse, Riverside Cathedral, Grant's Tomb, and the Cloisters. The boat's large salon features wrap-around windows and skylights, providing panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery. Stay warm and cozy inside the heated interior, or venture out to the open outer deck for a closer look. This fall cruise is perfect for both locals and visitors, offering a unique perspective on New York's vibrant autumn colors.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Suitable for 2-9 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Narrated tour with Urban Naturalist
  • Iconic sights along the west side of Manhattan
  • Large salon with wrap around windows for viewing
  • Heated interior and open outer deck
  • Perfect fall foliage views at Palisades Park
  • One complimentary beverage included
  • Fall foliage cruise
  • Gratuity is not included but recommended for the captain and crew
  • Food is not included. if bringing food please keep to a simple, light snack

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Introduction

Experience the breathtaking beauty of fall foliage in New York with the Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise. Step aboard a classic boat and embark on a narrated tour along the west side of Manhattan. Led by an Urban Naturalist, this cruise offers a unique opportunity to learn about the geology and ecology of the area while enjoying stunning views of iconic sights including the George Washington Bridge, Little Red Lighthouse, Riverside Cathedral, Grant's Tomb, the Cloisters, and more. With its large salon boasting wrap-around windows and skylights, the boat provides perfect views of the surroundings. Stay cozy inside the heated interior or venture out onto the open outer deck for an immersive experience.

What to expect?

During this 135-minute cruise, you can expect to be enchanted by the vibrant colors of fall foliage and be captivated by the historical and natural landmarks that line the route. The tour begins at Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers Complex and takes you along the Hudson River, offering picturesque views of Manhattan's East Side and Hudson Yards. As you cruise, you'll pass by the Intrepid Museum and sail beneath the majestic George Washington Bridge. Experience the grandeur of General Grant National Memorial, known as Grant's Tomb, while enjoying the beautiful tree-lined Palisades Park, where the most dramatic fall foliage views await.

Who is this for?

The Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise is an ideal experience for both locals and visitors looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of autumn in New York. Nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and curious travelers will find this tour particularly appealing. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple looking for a romantic outing, or a group of friends seeking an unforgettable adventure, this cruise caters to diverse audiences. The narration provided by the Urban Naturalist ensures that people of all ages and interests can engage with the tour and gain a deeper understanding of the region's geology, ecology, and landmarks.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the magic of autumn as you embark on the Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise. Witness the vibrant colors of the changing leaves and soak in the rich history of New York as you cruise along the west side of Manhattan. This unique experience offers the opportunity to learn from an Urban Naturalist who will guide you through the geology and ecology of the area, providing fascinating insights along the way. The boat's spacious salon features wrap-around windows and skylights, ensuring uninterrupted views of the iconic sights that line the route. Whether you're an experienced traveler or someone seeking new adventures, this cruise promises an enchanting journey through the heart of fall in New York.

Good to know

Before you embark on the Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise, make sure to arrive at the meeting point located at Pier 62 of the Chelsea Piers Complex. The ticket booth and check-in are conveniently situated at the northern-most end of Chelsea Piers on the river, just steps away from the dock. The total duration of the cruise is 135 minutes, allowing ample time to fully appreciate the beauty of the fall foliage and the landmarks you'll encounter along the way. Both the boat's heated interior and the open outer deck are available for you to choose the perfect vantage point. Prepare for a memorable experience as you capture the essence of autumn in New York.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Grand Palisades Fall Foliage Cruise rave about the stunning scenery and informative narration provided by the Urban Naturalist. They highlight the boat's comfortable and spacious salon, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Many reviewers express their awe at the vibrant fall foliage and the opportunity to see famous landmarks such as the George Washington Bridge and Grant's Tomb from a unique perspective. Visitors appreciate the inclusive nature of the tour, suitable for people of all ages and interests. Whether you're a local or a first-time visitor to New York, this cruise promises an unforgettable journey through autumn's picturesque splendor.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Upper West Side

(Pass by)

Cruise on the Hudson River along Manhattan's East Side and enjoy views of the waterfront and buildings visible from the river

Hudson Yards

(Pass by)

Get great water views at the beginning and end of the trip as the boat cruises north from Chelsea Piers

Intrepid Museum

(Pass by)

Pass by this air & space museum from the water

Little Red Lighthouse

(Pass by)

Pass by as we cruise under the George Washington Bridge

George Washington Bridge

(Pass by)

Pass under this magnificent bridge from the water

General Grant National Memorial

(Pass by)

Pass by Grant's Tomb from the water

Palisades Park

(Pass by)

See the beautiful trees among the cliffs of the Palisades. This is typically where the most dramatic fall foliage views can be seen

Reviews

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GrandTour13630705411

EXCEPTIONAL! We did the Fall foliage tour today narrated by Gabriel Willow a Naturalist who really out did himself giving an excellent narration of the Palisades. Gabriel will be narrating until mid November. It was a little early for Fall colors but a GLORIOUS day. So glad we did not miss this. The boat is a meticulously kept and captained wood boat with very comfy , cozy seating indoors with great views. We had the extra large sliding windows open and it was about 60 degrees at a 10am sail and we could have sat there with sweaters on comfortably. We ventured out on deck and it was equally glorious and not really too cold. Two Bald Eagles spotted. The Captain and Crew could not have been more friendly. We will do this again next Fall! Heck, we might even venture out for their Christmas Carols and Cocoa Tour in December when we return to NYC.

nealp19078

I was a passenger on the GRAND PALISADES FALL FOILAGE SCHOONER SAIL (Manhattan). I attended solo; yet, I had excellent conversations with many passengers & I am glad I booked this event. The experience provided me with a different perspective of the view from the Hudson River. The crew was attentive to any passenger needs & periodically check on us. Since it was the first weekend in November, they provided blankets & were informative of the surroundings. Toward the end of the tour, many passengers agreed this was money (approx $100) well spent for 2.5-3 hours! (You had to wear a facemask if you went to the galley & into the bathroom.) One Suggestion: It would be ideal if the crew used a microphone when as they addressed the passengers on pertinent information (i.e., as the passengers' board or before they depart the schooner) near Chelsea Pier.

514CMD

This is our 6th trip this season! Every one of them has been delightful. During this time of COVID and Social distancing, being out on the water in a very clean, safe environment is the best. The crews are knowledgeable and very friendly. Can’t recommend thus company enough!! The scenery is spectacular- I have lived in NYC for 30 years and never get tired of seeing the city by water. Always something new.
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