Take your much-needed staycation with one of these cheap fall cruises

Ahoy mates! Via Goldstar

Hey, did you know that Brokelyn has a half-price ticket link on the navigation bar? If you’ve had a chance to poke around, you’ll notice that, tucked amongst the Broadway shows and comedy nights, there are a bunch of cheap cruises! Guys, not since our boat tour of the Gowanus canal has getting out on the water looked this good: Goldstar Cruises has all kinds of themed excuses to ride. From sunset cruises to craft beer cruises, to trips all the way up to Hudson Valley, there’s no shortage of variety here. And our partnership with them guarantees you a good deal!

We rounded up our top picks. Consider riding one of these trusty catamarans around the harbor; not only will it do you for a great date night, but it also keeps the lights on here at Brokelyn HQ.

BTW, this is Bear Mountain. via Flickr user Dave Overcash
BTW, this is Bear Mountain. via Flickr user Dave Overcash

Bear Mountain Cruise: Oktoberfest
October 3 – November 1
Pier 83, Manhattan
Boarding at 8:30am

Say goodbye to your ‘wurst’ nightmares by celebrating this year’s Oktoberfest aboard a sunny cruise upstate instead, to Bear Mountain, NY. Take in the fall foliage as you chug up the river, to the live polka stylings of a German oompah band. Beer specials aboard available for purchase. You’ll spend a few hours at Bear Mountain for as much hiking, sight-seeing and leaf-collecting as your autumn heart desires, then enjoy a brilliant sunset on your way back.


Who needs Matilda on Broadway when you have this? via Seastreak
Who needs Matilda on Broadway when you have this? via Seastreak

“Oktoberfest in Highlands, NJ” Seastreak Catamarans
Pier 11, Manhattan
October 3 – 31
boarding at 10:25am

More of an Oktoberfest traditionalist? Spend it on the beaches of Highlands, New Jersey, where they take it very seriously! Well, this cruise line does, anyway. Snag a roundtrip ticket aboard the Seastreak Catamaran out to Highlands, where there’ll be live entertainment, beer-related competitions, and general merriment in a Bavarian-style tented beer garden.


Sigh, it's all so transient. via Seastreak
Sigh, the seasons. It’s all so transient! via Seastreak

Fall Foliage Day Cruise in the Hudson Valley
Pier 11, Manhattan
October 3 – November 14
Boarding at 9am

Take in all of fall’s glory aboard this Seastreak ship. A narrated boat tour takes you along the Hudson past West Point, and docks for a couple of hours in Cold Spring. You can have lunch, browse the quaint shops along Main Street, and drink as much pumpkin-spiced anything as you please. This is the perfect cruise for those looking to get in touch with nature, with minimal exercise.

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