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Video of our Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain!

Check out this video of our Cruise to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain!

Oktoberfest was originally held in honor of Bavarian Prince Ludwig’s marriage to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 17, 1810.  Although it is still widely celebrated in Germany, it has evolved into a celebration of Bavarian culture as opposed to a celebration of the marriage between King Ludwig and Queen Therese.  (He wasn’t very faithful anyway.)

The festivities are filled with quintessential Bavarian traditions, foods, and, you guessed it, beer.  You might be wondering why Germans get to have all the fun because Oktoberfest sounds pretty amazing.  Instead of booking a ticket to Munich, spend a fraction of the money and book a ticket to Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain with Seastreak!

Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as you make your way to Oktoberfest via a Seastreak ferry.  Once you’re there, hop off the boat and prepare to party like it’s 1810.  Try a pretzel or bratwurst, dance to polka, and drink a stein of classic German beer.  Experience Bavarian customs like you never have before and embrace the festive atmosphere of this yearly tradition, without having to take an overnight flight!

Admission to Oktoberfest is free, but skip the parking fee and the headache by taking Seastreak.  Boats depart early in the morning at either 8:45 am from Highlands, NJ, or 9:30 am from New York, and return to Manhattan by approximately 6:00 pm and to New Jersey by approximately 7:00 pm.  The ride to and from Bear Mountain is both relaxing and beautiful, whether you want to catch up on your sleep in our cushioned seats or take in the breathtaking scenery on the Hudson River.  Trips run every Saturday and Sunday, but once they are available, you can buy tickets in advance here!  Or, click here for more details!

Do you plan on going to Bear Mountain for Oktoberfest in 2014? If so, what German tradition are you excited to partake in? Send us a picture of your favorite part of Oktoberfest, and we’ll post it on our Facebook page!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Fall Foliage Day Cruise to Cold Spring, NY

Check out our newest video: Sail with Seastreak on a Hudson River Fall Foliage Day Cruise to Cold Spring, NY!

There are few things as beautiful as the change of seasons.  At Seastreak the switch from summer to fall is particularly special because of this season’s special cruises.  Every autumn we like to give our customers a chance to see the beauty of the changing leaves from the comfort of a seat on one of our luxurious vessels.

Board at Highlands, NJ, or Pier 11 / Wall St. in New York in the morning, then grab a cup of coffee and take in the sights as you sit back and cruise up the Hudson.  We will follow the majestic river as she meanders under the George Washington Bridge, past the Cloisters and catch some breathtaking views of the Palisades.  Later we will cruise along the shores of Hastings-on-the-Hudson, Tarrytown, Ossining, Croton Point, Haverstraw, Stony Point, Bear Mountain, and West Point!  Your cruise will also be narrated by an expert on the history of the Hudson!

The Seastreak ferry stops in Cold Spring, NY for a leisurely lunch break, and gives passengers the chance to get off the boat and stretch their legs.   Main Street in Cold Spring is filled with quaint shops and cafes, so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your appetite.  Visit,, or if you like to plan ahead.  If you’d rather eat onboard and enjoy the scenery, just remember to pack a lunch!  After the stop in Cold Spring the boat heads back to NYC and NJ with its passengers refreshed and relaxed.

Click here to purchase tickets, click here for more information, or you can always give us a call at 1-800-BOATRIDE (1-800-262-8743).


Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Take a Seastreak Ferry to Army Football at West Point

Check out our newest video below:  Take a Seastreak Ferry to Army Football at West Point!

Watching a game at Michie Stadium is one of the greatest experiences in all of sports. From a review from Dan Van Wie “If you have never attended a football game at Michie Stadium, please go ahead and put this on your bucket list of football stadiums that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime.” And, ” as for atmosphere, you can’t beat the West Point experience. After every Army score, there is a cannon that is fired off from the other side of Lusk Reservoir. Cadets and the Army cheerleaders get down on the field and start cranking out pushups. The higher the score, the more pushups they do.”

When you book a trip to West Point with Seastreak, you and your guests will enjoy the best kept secret in the area – luxury travel aboard the fastest, most comfortable and stable catamarans on the East Coast. Each of our vessels is equipped with the luxuries of home, but with a much better view! You can enjoy the sights from the top, or sit comfortably on one of the lower decks. Onboard, you’ll find amenities like plush seating, satellite TV, a full cash bar, and lots of leg room. And, all of our boats are equipped with the technology to make for a smooth ride.

For your convenience, Seastreak offers ticket packages combining both round trip ferry transportation and end zone game tickets, or you may purchase round trip transportation with us separately and bring your own tickets to the game. Seastreak provides ferry service to Army Football Games at West Point from Highlands, NJ and Pier 11/Wall Street in Manhattan.

Click here to purchase tickets, or click here for more information!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Travel to NYC in Luxury With Seastreak

Why spend hours in your car stuck in traffic, or crammed onto a bus or train?  You’ve got to try relaxing in one of our comfortable individual airline-style chairs, while you enjoy the crisp sea air and watch the lighthouses go by as you make your way to New York in style!  Check out our newest videos below to see why so many commuters from Central New Jersey choose to travel to NYC in luxury with Seastreak!

Each of our double-hulled catamarans features indoor and outdoor decks with panoramic windows offering amazing New York City skyline views. Even though many of our luxurious vessels are capable of carrying up to 500 passengers, our customers are kept comfortable with climate controlled interiors, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, multiple restrooms, and a cash bar on all ferry sailings providing beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, and pre-packaged snacks. In addition, our vessels were designed with both stability and speed in mind, so you can expect a smooth ride while traveling at up to 38 knots (44 mph).

Seastreak provides daily year-round ferry services from Atlantic Highlands and Conners Highlands, NJ, to Pier 11 Wall Street, East 35th Street, and shuttle service to the World Financial Center. In addition to commuter services, Seastreak offers an array of special event and sightseeing cruises year round, including trips to Martha’s Vineyard, Sandy Hook Beach, and Yankee and Mets baseball games. This fall, we are featuring Fall Foliage Day Cruises Up the Hudson River with stops at Bear Mountain for Oktoberfest, West Point for Army Football games and Cold Spring, NY for lunch and shopping on Main Street.

Seastreak vessels are also available for private charter, whether it is a corporate meeting, a holiday party or any other special occasion! Enjoy fabulous views of the Lower Manhattan Harbor including the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the tall ships of the South Street Seaport or the beautiful sights of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket! Seastreak will make available upon request any of its vessels for private charters to various destinations like: Glenn Cove, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard and the New York baseball stadiums (Yankees Stadium and Citi Field).

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Improve Your Commute to New York Aboard A Seastreak Ferry

Improve Your Commute to New York Aboard A Seastreak Ferry! Why sit in hours of traffic or cram yourself into a train when you could be making your ride to and from work the best part of your day! Check out our latest video below and see why so many people have chosen to improve their commute with Seastreak!

Riding a Seastreak ferry from New Jersey to New York provides a relaxing route to the city, with fast, 40-minute travel times from New Jersey to New York. During your commute, enjoy scenic views of the city and amenities that include indoor and outdoor seating, full service bars, restrooms and complimentary parking in New Jersey.

For more information about taking a Seastreak ferry from New Jersey to New York, visit:

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

New York Sightseeing Cruise Aboard a Seastreak Ferry

Check out our newest video below and see what a New York sightseeing cruise aboard a Seastreak ferry is all about!



Have visitors in from out of town? Know someone who would be blown away by one-of-a-kind views of New York from the water? Take them on a round-trip and see the sights of Sandy Hook Bay and Lower Manhattan Harbor for the price of a one-way ticket! On select weekday and weekend departures, enjoy spectacular views of the lighthouses at Sandy Hook, Romer Shoal and West Bank. With our sightseeing cruise, you’ll also sail under the Verrazano Bridge, see the Statue of Liberty, pass Governor’s Island and enjoy the majesty of the tall ships of the South Street Seaport. And, no sightseeing cruise of the NYC area would be complete without a trip up the East River under the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges right up to East 35th Street. Let Seastreak take you there!


For more information about our NYC sightseeing cruise, including the boat schedule, visit:


For our NYC sightseeing cruise tour guide, visit:


4th of July Fireworks Cruise Aboard Seastreak

Every year on the 4th of July, Americans celebrate our independence with the nation’s most dazzling pyrotechnics display provided by Macy’s in the skies over Manhattan. Fireworks light up the skyline as millions watch in person and on television, but the luckiest viewers of all are those aboard Seastreak vessels as we sail the waters of the Hudson River, guaranteeing our customers the best seats in the house.

Check out our video below to see how much fun we had in 2013 on our 4th of July Fireworks Cruise!

Check out the rest of our videos on our Youtube channel by clicking here!

Have you joined us on one of our 4th of July Fireworks cruises? We would love to hear from you! Tell us all about it in the comments section below, or you can visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Sandy Hook trip from NYC

Sandy Hook trip from NYC – Multimedia

There is so much to do at Sandy Hook that we, at Seastreak, decided to make another video!  It’s a great place to spend the day with family and friends, and since there are so many beaches, you’re sure to find a quiet spot to relax or play a round of volleyball with friends.



So grab a Seastreak ticket to Sandy Hook, and sit back and relax in the plush seats as one of our ferries makes the quick journey from the island of Manhattan to the barrier beach of Sandy Hook!

Have you been to the beach yet this summer?  Let us know in the comments below!  Or better yet, send us a picture of your voyage to the shore!  We would love to post it on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Head to the Beach from NYC by Boat

At Seastreak we live for summer.  There is nothing like being on a boat, and enjoying the warm sun and cool ocean spray.  But the fun doesn’t have to stop there!  Seastreak can take you directly to Sandy Hook Beach, one of the best beaches in New Jersey.

With miles of white sand, and hidden alcoves of holly trees, Sandy Hook is the ideal beach destination.

If you still don’t believe that Sandy Hook is the place to be this summer, check out the video below and see what you’re missing!

Have you ever been to Sandy Hook? Let us know your favorite Sandy Hook memory on our Facebook page!

Sea you soon,

The Seastreak Family

Field Trip to Sandy Hook

Gateway Park System’s Sandy Hook location is open for business! If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit this beautiful beach-front park, we thought you might want to see what you’re missing.


Sandy Hook Seaside View

Sandy Hook has beautiful bike paths that span the length of the park. The trees mingle above you, creating a lush tunnel of greenery.


Sandy Hook Commemorative Plaque

Beautiful plaques commemorating heroes of the Armed Forces can be found around the park, and act as a wonderful reminder of our freedoms.


Sandy Hook Lighthouse

If you want to see one of the country’s oldest lighthouses, this is the spot to be. There are free tours of the area every day from 1pm until 4:30pm. Sandy Hook is also a great scientific field trip destination. It boasts a plethora of resources and classes devoted to oceanography and marine biology.


Sandy Hook Fort Hankcock

If you head north, you can visit Fort Hancock, an old coastal artillery base, and proving ground. Although the fort is no longer active, there are plenty of relics from the past scattered throughout the area.


Sandy Hook Seaside View

Sandy Hook is not your run-of-the-mill park. Behind the beautiful trees and flora lies a magnificent ocean view.


Come visit Sandy Hook for your next beach vacation.  Not only is it a unique park experience, but it’s also covered with the footprints of American history.  If you’re looking for the ultimate way to get there, there’s no better option than Seastreak.  Avoid the beach traffic and headaches, and take one of our beautiful and spacious boats to the beach.


Have you ever been to Sandy Hook? With so much to explore, we’d love to hear all about your favorite moment, place or memory in the park.  Let us know on Facebook or tweet us @SeastreakFerry!


Sea you soon,


The Seastreak Family