Fall Foliage Day Cruises from New York City

With the arrival of autumn, a trip up the Hudson River and to the Hudson Highlands makes for a great day. So, it’s time to make plans to sail north from New York City and enjoy the spectacle of the fall foliage from a comfortable boat.

View of the Palisades in autumn near the Henry Hudson Bridge in Northern Manhattan.

The sightseeing companies listed below offer special fall foliage excursions. A couple of the cruises drop anchor along the way, allowing time to enjoy the autumn scenery from a shoreline cafe or a woodland nature trail.  Check with the websites for more information and tickets. Book soon, though, as these trips are popular.

• Classic Harbor Line Fall Foliage Cruises
Classic Harbor Line sails on beautiful yachts, so the voyage experience is just as pleasing as the spectacular views along the way.   
These sails stay on the water without stopping.
Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise aboard Yacht Manhattan 2.75 hours
Fall Foliage Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack 3.75 hours
Fall Foliage Cruise aboard Yacht Kingston 2.75 hours
Fall Foliage Cruise departing from North Cove Marina 3 hours

View of the Hudson River from Cold Spring, NY