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 7:45 am from Highlands, NJ, or 8:30 am from New York, and return to Manhattan by approximately 6:15 pm and to New Jersey by approximately 7:15 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
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