Begin your adventure by taking a leisurely paddle across the Hudson River, then circle the island by kayak before stepping ashore. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. This tour is appropriate for small children. The castle is easily visible to riders of the Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line and the Amtrak Empire Service and Adirondack lines. Thank you. The Bannerman Castle Trust Inc., gives walking tours of the island. Enjoy a Live Music Concert or Performance The whole experience is 2.5 hours. You’ll then paddle North to Pollepel Island. The boat trip over has an informative video on the history of the island and the "castle" but would REALLY BENEFIT from the ability to sit on the boat deck. I thought she was in college or a grad student and the most amazing thing was that she was 14. years old and in high school! For kayak tours from Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY (on the west side of the Hudson River), please contact Storm King Adventure Tours at (845) 534-7800. The rich history of Bannerman Castle and the beautiful scenery of this place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the entire family. May 1 - October 31. Turn right onto 9W south. We really feel like we learned a lot about this rally beautiful little known gem in. Yay Bannerman Castle! Blue Point Restaurant Dock, Newburgh Waterfront, (Newburgh, NY). more, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Things to do near Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour. The Bannerman Castle Trust Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides a public tour of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island. Tour of Bannerman Island from Beacon, NY One of the best things to do along the Hudson River is visit Pollepel Island, a tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands. Explore the mystery and enjoy the history of Bannerman Island! Spending all my life here I never got a chances to go on the tours when they started, so this was special for me. Turn left and go under train tracks to waterfront. The tour is expensive $35 a person, and $30 for children. We found the island to be stunning as were the remnants of the military surplus storage building and the residence. Board the Pollepel for a 30 minute trip to the island, where you get a guided tour. Although there is an option to go on the island unguided during certain parts of the year, I definitely recommend the guided tour. Boat ride was great, Island was beautiful, history was fascinating. Let’s go for a kayak ride on the Hudson and explore the mysterious Bannerman Island! Due to USCG regulations, every passenger requires a seat on the vessel. Lovely, short trip to a unique site. You can book a hard hat tour through the Bannerman's Castle Trust. Tours include kayak guide, kayak equipment, a tour of Bannerman Island with a Bannerman Castle Trust historian. Pollepel Bannerman Island Cruise and WalkingTours. upstate New York. The rich history of Bannerman Castle and the beautiful scenery of Pollepel Island place will provide a wonderfully enriching day for the whole family. Afterward, the Island was closed to the public, and sit unused and in disrepair for two decades. (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.). There is a no refund or rescheduling policy. In past years, Bannerman Castle held tours, events and event movie nights, all enjoyed by visitors. Wear sturdy shoes. Call or visit web for full schedule. take as many photos as you like. learning more about the island and the family was great. The non-profit group Bannerman Castle Trust, dedicated to preserving the island and it's structures, hosts hard hat guided walking tours of the island… The only way to get to the island is to take a ferry tour that leaves form either Beacon or Newburgh or take a kayak tour around the island. Saturdays, Sundays, and Selected Fridays. Saturdays, Sundays, and Selected Fridays. While many, like myself, refer to it as Bannerman Island, Bannerman Castle actually resides on Pollepel Island. Bannerman Island Guided Tour and Mini Hike to the Summit Enjoy a guided walking tour of the island in which you will visit the famous Bannerman Castle ruins plus a bonus mini hike to the summit on Bannerman Island. The whole experience is 2.5 hours. The boat ride was pleasant down the Hudson River and the information given to us by our guide was fantastic. Bannerman Cruise & Walking Tour: Bannerman Island Tour-Don't miss it! This 6.5 acre piece of land sits amidst the Hudson River. New York State had plans to open Bannerman Island as a park, and for a short time in 1968 they ran tours of the island. Return trip back on the Estuary Steward to Newburgh where it all began Mask must be on (covering mouth and nose) at all times. Tours depart from either Beacon or Newburgh. - See 222 traveler reviews, 214 candid photos, and great deals for Newburgh, NY, at Tripadvisor. The Estuary Steward can only take 44 passengers and that includes all children including babies on your lap. Experience a 2.5 hour tour with .5 hr cruise to Bannerman Island-Hudson Highlands State Park, a 1.5 hour guided tour of the island, and a .5 hour return cruise to Newburgh or Beacon. The story begins Bannerman Island was moving and the scenery was beautiful .