Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island)

Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island)

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  • Houlihan Lawrence
    "One of Hudson Valley's hidden gems."(2 Tips)
    Sandra F.
    "Bannerman Island Tours resume May-October."(2 Tips)
    Laura G.
    "take a self guided tour if you're going to do this."(11 Tips)
    In NYC
    "Kayak from Hudson Valley Outfitters"(5 Tips)
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  • Christine L.
    Reachable by tour only, whether by ferry or kayak. $35 may seem pricey, but the proceeds go into funding the restoration and upkeep of the island, which doesn't get any state funding, btw.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeAugust 9, 2016
    Most of the time it's $35 per person for a 2.5 guided tour, with the ferry (that's right, one ferry) leaving at 12:30 from Beacon. Just a heads up, "self-guided" tours are only on 3rd Sundays.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanJuly 8, 2016
    take a self guided tour if you're going to do this. don't sit behind a large person in those rinky dink plastic chairs
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilcoxJune 19, 2016
    The Bannerman Castle Trust organizes many tours by boat during the warm months. For the more adventurous, contact Storm King Adventure Tours to kayak there.
  • Parks & Trails N.
    Parks & Trails New YorkFebruary 18, 2015
    Bannerman Island is one of the participants in Parks & Trails New York's I Love My Park Day! Find more information by visiting www.ptny.org. Read more
  • Mickey M.
    Mickey MouseJune 21, 2014
    Some support beams had to be installed to keep the building from falling.
  • Mary S.
    Mary Sapia-BiancaNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very low tide
  • Mary S.
    Mary Sapia-BiancaNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great day on the island
  • Mary S.
    Mary Sapia-BiancaNovember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's my favorite place to be when it's open. I spend almost every weekend there
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaOctober 9, 2013
    IT'S A CASTLE! IN THE RIVER! Rumor has it you can kayak around here and enter the castle IF YOU ARE SNEAKY! If you make this happen, tell me!
  • Sandra F.
    Sandra FoytMay 2, 2013
    Bannerman Island Tours resume May-October. Read more
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyOctober 28, 2012
    Bannerman's Castle is a great slice of NYC history. Take a tour if you're looking for a good day trip out of the city. Hang out in Beacon afterward.
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherAugust 13, 2012
    Impress others by calling it by the proper name: Pollepel Island (upon which Bannerman's Castle was built).
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 27, 2012
    Castles? In New York? Why, yes! These ruins are a must, built by the Bannerman family as warehouse facility for their military surplus business in 1901. Get there by boat or kayak, tours available. Read more
  • Houlihan Lawrence
    Houlihan LawrenceJuly 25, 2012
    One of Hudson Valley's hidden gems. Make sure to have your smartphone or camera ready while taking a walking tour - you'll regret it if you don't!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HillJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheating check-ins from the train are for wankers. Take a tour! Bannermancastle.org
  • In NYC
    In NYCJanuary 14, 2012
    Get a Kayak from Hudson Valley Outfitters and see it from every angle
  • Liberty A.
    Liberty AloFebruary 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to share this island with friends especially in summer.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SonnenbergOctober 23, 2010
    Amazing. All New Yorkers should come see this.
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