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New York Foliage Rides

Rail Rides

Some say the best way to see fall foliage is on a scenic train ride and that is true in New York. Amtrak will whisk you effortlessly to New York's lively cities and charming towns, with great autumn scenery out the window. If you're looking for a slower paced adventure, take a leisurely ride on one of our historic railroads.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Thendara 113Our tourist railways, steam locomotives, diesel engines, and even trolleys will bring you to scenic vistas and historic sites. Restored vintage trains like the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, running between Utica and Old Forge, starts its journey at a refurbished depot and stops in the mountain villages of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. In Western New York, climb aboard the Arcade & Attica Railroad for a journey back in time or step into a Haunted House theme. 

Some lines allow you to participate in reenactments of train robberies or military history, wine tasting, holiday celebrations, and magical trips to see Santa Claus at the North Pole.

Experience the recently reopened Saratoga & North Creek Railway as it connects passengers from Saratoga Springs to North Creek in the heart of the Adirondacks, with special events like the Iron Horse Cooks, Ales or Rails or hooking up with the Scenic Gondola packages that are available.

Whether it's taking part in one of the Finger Lakes Scenic Railways themed adventures like the "Halloween Pumpkin Express", or boarding the Catskill Mountain Railroad's Esopus Scenic Train at Mount Tremper to enjoy scenic views of the Catskills that you just can't get from your car, you can relax, sit back and let the scenery unfold while you discover a side of New York that you may have been missing. 

Let New York's scenic trains take you on a nostalgic adventure through some of New York's most stunning scenery this fall! Check the Events sections of this website for listings and more information.

Boat Rides

Boat on Erie Canal outside GasportNew York State has about 70,000 miles of rivers and streams; nearly 7,000 lakes and ponds; over 400 miles of Great Lakes coastline; almost 2000 islands dotting the St. Lawrence Seaway; and 120 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline. There's also the 524-mile New York State Canal System linking the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and the inland waterways of the Northeast. With all that water, it's no wonder that more and more people are hopping aboard a boat to get a whole new perspective on New York's fantastic fall foliage. 

There are plenty of marinas and other facilities across the state that rent boats and plenty of public and private boat-launching sites to provide you easy access to our many waterways. Skipper your own motorboat or spend a week in the luxury of a houseboat. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of canoeing and kayaking or rent a charter and leave the "driving" to someone else. Explore our canal system in an authentic canal boat or take a lunch or dinner cruise aboard a larger vessel, many of which include a tour guide who will provide insights into the history of the region you're exploring. 

Fall foliage viewing day trips north from New York City through the lower Hudson Valley region are available from lines such as New York Water Taxi.In the Finger Lakes, minutes from downtown Rochester, in Pittsford, Corn Hill Navigation offers fall foliage cruises aboard the Sam Patch, a circa-1800 packet boat replica, along the NYS Canal System. See the amazing colors of autumn from Lake George aboard one of the Lake George Steamboat Company's three large cruise ships, The Minne-Ha-Ha, an authentic Paddlewheeler; The Mohican; and the lake's largest cruise ship, The Lac du Saint Sacrement.

Airplane Rides

Enjoy a birds-eye view of New York's annual autumn display of color by taking flight in a helicopter, airplane or sailplane. Take a seaplane over the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, which is aglow each fall in some of the most spectacular colors in the Northeast. Payne's Air Service, in Inlet, offers scenic tours, as well as fly-in wilderness fishing, hunting and camping trips. See beautiful foliage along with great views of stately mansions and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as you follow the historic Hudson River. Firms such as Liberty Helicopters charter tours of the lower Hudson Valley. 

Catch the air currents near Elmira as you go soaring at Harris Hill without the aid of an engine above the Southern Tier's rolling hillsides, all awash in color. Or, view the Thousand Islands and Finger Lakes from above and see for yourself how they got their names. There are plenty of places in New York State that can provide the means to get you airborne, and Mother Nature won't let you down when it comes to supplying the colors.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

AdirondackBalloonFestival 130Another way to get that "high-in-the-sky" view of New York State's colorful fall foliage is hot air ballooning. There is virtually no sense of movement as you float peacefully over lakes, mountains and farmland - at times reaching heights of 2,000 feet. Fall is the perfect time to experience the thrill of hot air ballooning. You'll find the only thing more colorful than the leaves are the balloons themselves.

For a colorful foliage excursion by balloon, you might wish to consider the spectacular view of the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth State Park from a Balloons Over Letchworth hot air balloon gliding over the Genesee Gorge. In the Adirondacks, Adirondack Balloon Flights offers excursions from the Lake George/Queensbury area down to Saratoga Springs.

Regional Attraction Listings

Adirondacks

Adirondack Flying Service/Scenic Flights
Lake Placid
Experience a 20-minute scenic flight over the spectacular Adirondack High Peaks. 866/439-2399, 518/523-2488; www.flyanywhere.com

Adirondack Scenic Railroad (Old Forge)
Thendara
Scenic train rides through the Adirondacks. 800/819-2291, 315/369-6290; www.adirondackrr.com

Adirondack Scenic Railroad (Saranac Lake/Lake Placid)
Lake Placid
20-mile round trip between Lake Placid Station and Saranac Lake Union Depot. 877/508-6728, 518/523-4237; www.adirondackrail.com

Bird's Marina
Raquette Lake
Boat & Pontoon Boat Rentals. 315/354-4441; www.birdsboats.com

Blue Mountain Lake Boat Livery
Blue Mountain Lake
Scenic boat tour accompanied by historic narration aboard two vintage 1916 wooden launches. 518/352-7351; www.boatlivery.com

Diamond Point Boat Tours
Diamond Point
Tour Lake George. 518/668-5106

Halfmoon Marine Services Island Picnics & Dive Charters
Lake George
Family adventure fun with island picnics. 518/357-3234; www.halfmoonmarineservices.com

Helms Aero Service
Long Lake
Seaplane Charter Service. Scenic flights, fishing. 518/624-3931

Indian Pipes Charter Cruises
Bolton Landing
Cruises on Lake George day and evening. Swim. 845/772-1177; www.lakegeorgenewyork.com/indianpipes

Lake George Association's Floating Classroom
Lake George
2-hr educational aquatic learning adventure on Lake George with the educational staff of the Lake George Association. 518/668-3558;www.lakegeorgeassociation.org

Lake George Island Adventures
Diamond Point
Customized pontoon boat adventures; Log Bay & Paradise Bay swims; tubing. 518/885-3838; www.lakegeorgeislandadventures.com

Lake George Shoreline Cruises
Lake George
The Adirondac & Horicon cruise boats provide scenic narrated sight-seeing. 888/LG-BOATS, 518/668-4644; www.lakegeorgeshoreline.com

Lake George Steamboat Company
Lake George
1 to 4 1/2 hour cruises with Captain's narration on the Minne-Ha-Ha. 800/553-2628, 518/668-5777 x4; www.lakegeorgesteamboat.com

Lake Placid Marina
Lake Placid
1-hr narrated boat cruises on scenic Lake Placid on 16-mi trip. 518/523-9704; www.lakeplacidmarina.com

Leaf Air LLC
Queensbury
Scenic flights of Lake George region. Families couples and luxury seekers. Pet-friendly. Certified flight instructor. 518/744-1470; www.leafair.net

Long Lake Boat Tours
Long Lake
22-mile interactive boat tour featuring native wildlife and spectacular views. 1-1/2 hour rides. 518/624-LAKE

Mail Boat Tours
Raquette Lake
See 60 miles of Raquette Lake while delivering the mail. Tour is approximately 1 1/2 hours. 315/354-4441

Morgan, The
Bolton Landing
Replica of 19th century touring boat. Sightseeing cruise through the narrows, views of the Adirondacks. Firework cruises on Thursday; reservations. 518/644-9400; www.thesagamore.com

Norridgewock River Boat
Eagle Bay
Trips are scheduled daily (except Wed.) July & August and most weekends during other months. 315/376-6200; www.beaverriver.com

North Country Heliflight
Bolton Landing
Scenic helicopter flights for up to 3 passengers. 518/361-1380

Old Forge Lake Cruises
Old Forge
Cruise follows the old steamboat route through the lakes of the Fulton Chain. Narration of area's colorful history and folklore. 315/369-6473;www.oldforgelakecruises.com

Payne's Air Service
Inlet
Seaplane Service. 315/357-3971

Railway Historical Society of Northern New York
Croghan
Historical artifacts of railroading in Northern New York. Former railroad depot on Main St Village of Croghan. 315/346-6848; www.newyorktrains.com

Saratoga & North Creek Railway
North Creek
Classic excursion train as well as a passenger rail train along the upper the Hudson River. Dining offered. 877/726-7245; www.sncrr.com

Schroon Lake Boat Tours
Schroon Lake
A one-hour narrated tour of Schroon Lake. 518/532-7675; www.schroonlake.org

W.W. Durant Cruise Ship
Raquette Lake
Cruise and dine on Raquette Lake. Luncheon. 315/354-5532; www.raquettelakenavigation.com

Capital-Saratoga

Captain J.P. Cruise Line
Troy
Four-deck cruise ship accommodates 600 passengers, seating in excess of 500 people. Private parties, proms, weddings, brunch cruises and trips to New York City. 518/270-1901; www.captainjp.com

Carillon Cruises
Whitehall
Daily and specialty excursions on the Champlain Canal. 802/897-5331; www.carilloncruises.com

Dutch Apple Cruises
Albany
Daily cruises from the Capitol city offering narrated sightseeing. 518/463-0220; www.dutchapplecruises.com

Erie Champlain Canal Boat Co.
Waterford
Boats for hire. 518/432-6094; www.eccboating.com

USS Slater DE766
Albany
A National Historic Landmark. 518/431-1943; www.ussslater.or

The Catskills

Delaware and Ulster Rail Road
Arkville
Scenic train ride through New York's legendary Catskill Mountains. Dinner train excursions. 800/225-4132, 845/586-3877; www.durr.org

Woodstock Aircraft Service
White Lake
Sightseeing. 845/583-5830

Wurtsboro Airport
Wurtsboro
The oldest operating glider airport in the nation. Airport is open to the public and offers hangar rentals. 845/888-2791

Catskill Mountain Railroad
Mount Tremper
Scenic rail rides in a closed 1920s coach or open gondola car along the Esopus Creek. Weekends and holidays. 845/688-7400;www.catskillmtrailroad.com

Hudson River Cruises
Kingston
Sightseeing cruises aboard the modern 300-passenger motor vessel. 800/979-3370, 845/340-4700; www.hudsonrivercruises.com

Central New York

Adirondack Scenic Railroad (Utica)
Utica
All day train rides from Utica to Old Forge. 877/508-6728, 315/369-6472; www.adirondackrr.com

Classic Cruiser Charters
Worcester
Charter boat rentals with Captain/crew on the Champlain and Erie Canals. 518/424-3939

Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad
Milford
Ride into history....and beautiful scenery. Built in 1869. 607/432-2429; www.lrhs.com

CP's Fishing Charter Service
Richfield Springs
Full and half-day excursions on Otsego Lake in Cooperstown. The 23-foot Pro-Line can accommodate up to 6 passengers. 315/858-3922;www.cooperstownfishing.com

Erie Canal Cruises on board Lil' Diamond III
Herkimer
Hear the history of the canal. Rise and lower 20 feet inside the lock. 90 minute cruise holds 60 passengers. 315/717-0350;www.eriecanalcruises.com

Erie Canal Village
Rome
Recreated 19th Century replica freight wagon ride through the village. 888/374-3226, 315/339-7755; www.eriecanalvillage.net

Gems Along The Mohawk
Herkimer
A convenient stop for regional information and Erie Canal Cruising. 1- or 2-hr canal cruises. 60 shops and waterfront restaurant. 866/717-GEMS, 315/717-0077; www.gemsalongthemohawk.com

Glimmerglass Queen
Cooperstown
Enjoy Otsego Lake aboard the Glimmerglass Queen. 607/547-9511; www.lakefrontmotelandrestaurant.com

Howe Caverns Inc.
Howes Cave
90-minute guided tours on underground boat ride. 888/696-2283, 518/296-8900; www.howecaverns.com

Time Out Boat Rentals
Cooperstown
Captain your own pontoon boat on beautiful Otsego. 607/287-7737; www.cooperstowndreams.com

Chautauqua-Allegheny

Bemus Point Stow Ferry
Bemus Point
Crosses Chautauqua Lake between Bemus Point and Stow. 716/753-2403; www.chautauquabelle.com

Chautauqua Belle
Mayville
Steamboat on Chautauqua Lake. Narrated tours. Lunch and evening cocktail cruises, fireworks and dinner cruises. Fall Foliage Cruises. 716/269-2355; www.chautauquabelle.com

Dart Airport Aviation Museum
Mayville
Private airport with aviation museum. 716/753-2160

Just a Plane B&B Vintage By-Plane Rides
Fillmore
Get a bird's eye view of the county and Letchworth State Park in a vintage by-plane. 585/567-8338; http://www.justaplane.com/

Summer Wind Cruises
Celoron
Chautauqua Lake sightseeing cruises on 130-passenger boat. Available for charters or breakfast. 716/763-7447; www.thesummerwind.com

Finger Lakes

Camillus Erie Canal Park/Sims' Store Canal Museum
Camillus
Sims Canalside Store Museum and the Steam Engine Museum. Walk. 315/672-5110; www.ErieCanalCamillus.com

Canandaigua Lady
Canandaigua
The Canandaigua Lady is a 19th century replica of a double-decker paddle wheel boat. 585/396-7350; www.steamboatlandingresort.com

Captain Bill's Seneca Lake Cruises
Watkins Glen
Something for everyone including lunch. 607/535-4541; www.senecaharborstation.com

Cayuga Lake Cruises
Ithaca
Aboard the M/V Manhattan. 607/256-0898; www.cayugalakecruises.com

Colonial Belle
Fairport
Large vessel cruising the Erie Canal. Scenic narrated cruises and gift shop. 585/223-9470; www.colonialbelle.com

Costa Flying Service
Painted Post
Scenic air rides. 607/962-0053; www.costaflying.com

Erie Canal Cruise Lines
Seneca Falls
Self-drive rental boats. Week or half-week cruise on the Erie Canal. Luxury vacations "Life in the past lane." Houseboat Rentals. 800/962-1771;www.canalcruises.com

Esperanza Rose
Keuka Park
65-foot vintage wooden cruising vessel sails the waters of Keuka Lake. 866/927-4400, 315/536-4400; www.esperanzaboat.com

Finger Lakes Water Adventures
Waterloo
Full service water rental tour boat operator located on the northern tip of Seneca Lake. 315/789-5520; www.myflwa.com

Glider Rides
Elmira
Glider rides are being offered on Harris Hill. 607/734-0641; www.harrishillsoaring.org

Harbor Town Belle
Rochester
Cruise Lake Ontario Irondequoit Bay or the Genesee River in authentic paddle wheeler. Lunch or dinner available. 800/836-8930, 585/342-1810;www.harbortownbelle.com

Harris Hill Soaring Center
Elmira
FAA certified pilots will fly over the scenic Finger Lakes region. 607/796-2988; www.harrishillsoaring.org

Liberty Boat Tours
Seneca Falls
Tour the Cayuga-Seneca canal. Evening cruises. 315/246-7608

Lighthouse Landings
Marathon
Kayaking available. 607/423-5639; www.lighthouselandings.org

Malabar VII "True Love"
Watkins Glen
A classic 1926 John Alden designed Schooner Malabar VII. Winner of The Newport/ Bermuda Race 1926. 877/724-5238, 607/535-LAKE

Mary Jeminson
Rochester
Mary Jemison offers breathtaking views of the city landscape and skyline while cruising on the Genesee River. 585/262-5661; www.samandmary.org

Mid-Lakes Navigation Company
Skaneateles
Dinner cruises. 800/545-4318, 315/685-8500; www.midlakesnav.com

Sail Seneca
Waterloo
2 1/2-hour sailing adventure on Seneca Lake. May - October. Groups up to six people. 315/246-0930; www.sailseneca.com

Sam Patch Tour Boat
Rochester
Scenic and historic cruises on the Genesee River and Erie Canal. Although the Erie Canal is no longer the main thoroughfare to the west. 585/262-5661; www.sampatch.org

Seneca Flight Operations
Penn Yan
Jet aircraft transportation. 315/536-4471; www.senecafoods.com

Seneca Sailing Adventures
Watkins Glen
Cruise on the Midnight Star. 607/742-5100; www.senecasailingadventures.com

Tiohero Tours
Ithaca
Experience the beauty and charm of Cayuga Lake aboard the M/V Haendel. 866/846-4376, 607/697-0166; www.tioherotours.com

Viking Spirit Cruise Ship
Penn Yan
Cruise Keuka Lake. Climate controlled lounge area. 315/536-7061; www.vikingresort.com

Wild Hearts
Rochester
53-foot (30 foot beam) catamaran sailboat, designed for ocean sailing provides public and private charter cruises. 585/671-7173;www.wildheartscharters.com

Greater Niagara

AAA Helicopter
Buffalo
Tour the Western New York area by helicopter providing a panoramic view with seating for two in front alongside the pilot. 716/803-7689;www.aaahelicopter.com

Arcade and Attica Railroad
Arcade
90-minute historic scenic ride. 585/492-3100; www.arcadeandatticarr.com

Buffalo Harbor Cruises - Miss Buffalo
Buffalo
The Miss Buffalo II currently offers three narrated sightseeing cruises: A tour of Historic Buffalo and its architecture. 716/856-6696;www.buffaloharborcruises.com

Buffalo Harbor Kayak
Buffalo
Special cruises on Saturday at 9:30 and 11:30am. Kayak and canoe rentals. 716/228-9153; www.bfloharborkayak.com

Buffalo Tours
Buffalo
50 self-guided audio tours and nearly 500 guided tours showcase Buffalo's magnificent historic and architectural heritage. 716/852-3300;www.buffalotours.org

Deepsix Charter Inc.
Wilson
Enjoy scuba diving aboard the Judith Ann IV. 716/471-5364

Grand Lady Cruises
Grand Island
Customized cruises on the Niagara River. 888/824-LADY, 716/774-8594; www.grandlady.com

Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises
Lockport
Narrated 2-hour cruise past many historic sights and five original locks. Rise and lower 50 feet in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. 800/378-0352, 716/433-6155; www.llecc.com

Maid of the Mist Boat Tours
Niagara Falls
A thirty-minute cruise. 716/284-8897; www.maidofthemist.com

Medina Railroad Museum
Medina
Largest railroad depot museum in NY. Train excursions traveling from Medina to Lockport.585/798-6106; www.railroadmuseum.net

moondanceCat
Buffalo
Cruises depart from the Erie Basin Marina. 716/854-7245; www.moondancecat.com

Niagara Frontier Scenic Tours
Niagara Falls
Tours available 3 times daily. Tours of USA and Canada. Maid of the Mist Boat and Towers are available also. 716/283-1760

Orchard Express Train Rides @ Watt Farm Country Market
Albion
Colorfully painted train travels 100-acre orchard stopping to pick seasonal fruit. Narrated ride educates on operation of modern orchards. 800/274-5897, 585/589-8000; www.wattfarms.com

Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours
Niagara Falls
Helicopter tours; aircraft charter. 716/284-2800; www.rainbowair.us

Shores Waterfront Restaurant Boat Rides
North Tonawanda
2-hour narrated history cruise of the Erie Canal in the Tonawanda's. 716/693-7971

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Lewiston
Experience the thrill of class five white-water rapids at Devil's Hole. 888/438-4444, 905-468-4800; www.whirlpooljet.com

WNY Classic Cruises
Buffalo
Antique wooden boat cruises. 716/946-7246; www.wnyclassiccruises.com

WNY Helicopter Tours
Hamburg
A breathtaking experience of Buffalo's waterfront. Depart from the Hamburg airport and see the windmills. 716/353-1144; www.wnyhelos.com

Hudson Valley

Bannerman Castle
Fishkill
Scottish-style castle on the Hudson River. 845/220-2120; www.BannermanCastle.org

Captain Jim's Charters
Kingston
Exclusive charters take up to 6 people. Bass fishing on the Hudson. 845/331-8036

Constitution Island
West Point
Two-hour tour includes a boat ride on the Hudson River to Constitution Island. 845/446-8676; www.constitutionisland.org

Hudson Athens Lighthouse Tours
Hudson
The northern most lighthouse on the Hudson River. Visitors may view the light house from the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park. 518/828-5294;www.hudsonathenslighthouse.org

Hudson Cruises - Spirit of Hudson
Hudson
Paddle-wheeled 150 passanger vessel offering sightseeing and dinner cruises. 518/822-1014; www.hudsoncruises.com

Hudson Highlands Cruises Inc.
Peekskill
3-hour Hudson River cruises aboard the historic vessel the m/v Commander. 845/534-7245; www.commanderboat.com

Hudson Maritime Services
Beacon
Private sightseeing charters on the "Manitou". 845/265-7621; www.hudsonriver.cjb.net

Hudson River Adventures/Pride of the Hudson
Newburgh
2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. Customized cruises for schools and camps. 845/220-2120; www.prideofthehudson.com

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Beacon
America's Environmental Flagship sails the Hudson River hosting public sails and innovative onboard educational programs. 800/67S-LOOP, 845/265-8080; www.clearwater.org

New York Sailing School
New Rochelle
Sunset sails. 914/235-6052; www.nyss.com

North River Charters "The Teal"
Kingston
Sightseeing tours corporate and private charters school trips and dinner cruises on the ñTealî for up to 75 guests. 845/750-6025; www.theteal.com

Orange County Airport
Montgomery
Recreational and sightseeing flights. 845/457-4925

Richmor Aviation Inc.
Hudson
Aircraft Charter flight training photo and scenic flights and maintenance. 800/359-2299, 518/828-2692; www.richmor.com

River Aviation at Kingston-Ulster Airport
Kingston
Public-use. 845/336-8400; www.riveraviation.com

River Rose Cruises
Newburgh
New Orleans paddle boat with upper and lower decks. 845/562-1067; www.riverrosecruises.com

River Valley Tours
New Paltz
Week long cruises of the entire navigable Hudson Valley. Boat and Bus tour. 800/836-2128, 845/255-1955;  www.rivervalleytours.com

River Valley Tours
Port Ewen
A week-long boat and bus tour of the entire Hudson Valley. 800/836-2128, 845/340-1031; www.rivervalleytours.com

Rondout Lighthouse
Kingston
Historic 1913 Lighthouse. Period furnishings and exhibits. Tour guides on site. Access only by tour boat. 800/378-8145, 845/336-8145;www.kingstonlighthouse.com

Woody Guthrie Sloop
Beacon
Wooden sailboat is a replica of a Hudson River ferry sloop. 845/297-7697; www.beaconsloopclub.org

Long Island

Cap'n Andy Charters
West Babylon
Private charters for fishing. 631/669-5243; www.capnandy.com

Catch the Wind Sailing
Setauket
Sailing cruises aboard luxury 42-foot yacht. Lighthouse cruises. 516/241-7429; catchthewindsailing.com

Cross Sound Ferry Services
New London
Vehicle & passenger ferry service between Orient Point and New London Connecticut. 631/323-2525; www.longislandferry.com

Davis Park Ferry Company
Patchogue
Serves Davis Park and Waton Hill on Fire Island. 631/475-1665

Discovery Wetlands Cruise
Stony Brook
The 35-passenger pontoon boat "Discovery" cruises from Stony Brook Harbor into the surrounding wetlands. Naturalist on board. 631/751-2244;www.wmho.org/wmhodiscoverycruise.asp

Eastern Helicopters
Ronkonkoma
Helicopter sightseeing and photography rides. Flight training. 631/467-2232

Fire Island Ferries
Bay Shore
Ferry transportation from Long Island to Fire Island: Ocean Beach. 631/665-3600; www.fireislandferries.com

Fish My Bonni Charters
Freeport
Views of the southshore of Long Island as seen from the ocean. 516/319-6266; www.fishmybonni.com

Fisher's Island Ferry
Fishers Island
Ferry operates between New London Connecticut and Fisher's Island New York. 860-442-0165; www.fiferry.com/schedule.aspx

Freeport Water Taxi & Tours
Freeport
Water taxi between the communities of Freeport and Point Lookout. Daily day and evening sightseeing/sunset cruises. 516/319-6266;www.freeportwatertaxi.com

Greenport Electric Launch Co.
Greenport
Electric powered coast guard certified passenger boat tours Peconic Bay from Prestons in Greenport. 631/477-2515; www.greenportlaunch.com

Helicopter Training
Ronkonkoma
Helicopter rides photography and lessons. 631/467-2232

HMS Bounty Organization LLC
Greenport
HMS Bounty is an 18th century reproduction square rigged ship. We sail the east coast. 866/467-2686, 631/588-7900; www.tallshipbounty.org

Lauren Kristy Paddlewheeler
Bay Shore
65-foot Mississippi riverboat. Day and evening cruises on great south bay with lunch or dinner. 631/750-5359; www.laurenkristy.com

Lighthouse Maritime History & Gardener's Island Cruise
Greenport
Board the Peconic Star II for a cruise on the water off eastern end of Long Island. 631/447-4121; www.thewaterfrontcenter.org

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Riverhead
Named a Top 10 Aquarium for children by Parents Magazine. 631/208-9200; www.longislandaquarium.com

Martha Jefferson Bay Cruises
Port Jefferson
Provides views of Long Island Sound and the North Shore aboard 85-ft Mississippi paddle cruiser w/inside and outside seating. Lunch and dinner cruises available. 631/331-3333; www.marthajefferson.com

North Ferry Company
Shelter Island Heights
Carries cars. Connects Shelter Island with Greenport and the North Fork of Long Island. 631/749-0139; www.northferry.com

Pelican Charters
Calverton
41-foot boat. Forward bridgedeck and trampoline gets you out on the "Magic Carpet". 631/702-0906; www.sailpelican.net

Personal Touch Kayak Lessons & Tours
Amityville
Paddle scenic, protected Long Island waters, observing native wildlife and scenic vistas. Instruction in stable, user-friendly kayak. Beginners welcome. 631/691-2396; www.personaltouchkayaktours.com

Sayville Ferry Service/Sailor Haven
Sayville
Ferry service from Sayville to Fire Island National Seashore. 631/589-0810; www.sayvilleferry.com

Schooner Phoenix
Oyster Bay
Sail 71' schooner. Educational. 631/385-2357

Seal Cruises
Point Lookout
View seals in their natural surroundings. A naturalist is on board for this 2 1/2 hour cruise. 631/369-9840; www.riverheadfoundation.org

Shelter Island Kayak Tours
Shelter Island
Two hour guided kayak tours of Shelter Island protected harbor and creeks. Rentals also available. 631/749-1990; www.kayaksi.com

South Bay Cruises
Babylon
Oystercatcher 45' Chesapeake dead rise offering Eco tours from Captree State Park. 631/921-4696

South Ferry Inc.
Shelter Island
Ferry Service between Shelter Island and Sag Harbor. Daily, 5am-11:45pm with a boat every 10-15 minutes. 631/749-1200; www.southferry.com

Viking Fishing Fleet Ferry Service
Montauk
Passengers and bicycles only. Operates 4 ferries between Montauk New York and New London Connecticut. 631/668-5709

New York City

Bacon Yacht Charters
New York
Yacht getaways. The only other persons on board are the captain and the chef. For that special anniversary dinner. 212/873-7558;www.abaconyachtcharter.com

Catamaran Cruises
New York
Adjacent to S St Seaport. See all of Manhattan in only 75 min. 800/BOATRIDE

Circle Line Harbor Cruises LLC
New York
Ferry to the Statue of Liberty Nat'l Monument and Ellis Island. 212/269-5755; www.circlelinedowntown.com

Dorothy B VIII
Brooklyn
Cruise by the Manhattan Skyline/Statue of Liberty on a 3-hour evening tour aboard this 90-ft luxury supercruiser. 718/646-4057; www.dorothyb.com

Express Sightseeing Cruises
New York
Hi-speed boats show New York City in 75 minutes. 800/BOATRIDE, 908-872-2628

Helicopter Flight Services
New York
Sightseeing charter airport transfer and photo flights in the New York City region. 888/WEFLYNY, 212/355-0801; www.heliny.com

Liberty Helicopters
New York
Operating from two convenient locations. 800/542-9933, 212/967-6464; www.libertyhelicopters.com

New York Water Taxi
New York
Connects you to the neighborhoods. 212/742-1969; nywatertaxi.com

NY Waterway-Ferry & Sightseeing Cruises
New York
Sightseeing cruises on the Hudson River. Commuter ferry services from NJ and Queens to Manhattan. 800/533-3779, 201/330-7934;www.nywaterway.com

Seaport Liberty Cruises
New York
Cruise New York Harbor with breathtaking views of Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty. 212/630-8888

Skyline Cruises
Flushing
120 ft 450 passenger yacht. 718/446-1100; www.skylinecruises.com

Staten Island Ferry
New York
Free 25-minute ride between Whitehall St in lower Manhattan and St George in Staten Island; great views of NYC skyline including the Statue of Liberty. 718/815-2628; www.nyc.gov/calldot

World Yacht
New York
Delight in spectacular views of the city skyline. 800/498-4270, 212/630-8100; www.worldyacht.com

Thousand Islands-Seaway

Blue Heron Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Alexandria Bay
Only glass bottom boat operating on the St. Lawrence River. 1-hour narrated tour. Also available for private charter. 315/482-2898

Clayton Island Tours
Clayton
View spectacular scenery of the 1000 Islands Region aboard the Miss Clayton or Island Girl. Narrated trips to Boldt Castle. 315/686-4820;www.claytonislandtours.com

Horne's Ferry to Canada & USA
Cape Vincent
International Auto/Passenger Ferry on the St. Lawrence River. 613/385-2402; www.hornesferry.com

Lake St. Lawrence Boat Tours
Waddington
Narrated historical and ecological tours of Lake St. Lawrence , 315/388-5253

Morristown Boat Lines LLC
Morristown
Operating the Morrisania. 877/228-7810, 315/375-8213; visitadirondacks.com/attractions/morristown-boat-lines-llc

Thousand Islands Aviation
Alexandria Bay
Helicopter or airplane tours and personalized sightseeing flights over the Thousand Islands. 315/482-4024

Uncle Sam Boat Tours
Alexandria Bay
1-hour and 2 1/4-hour tours through the scenic 1000 Islands. 800/253-9229, 315/482-2611; www.usboattours.com

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