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New England Fall Foliage Tours: Cruises

Climb Aboard a Boat For a Peak Leaf Peeping Experience


Updated July 31, 2013
Boat tours offer a relaxing and scenic way to see the leaves during New England's fall foliage season. Here are some fall foliage cruises for you to consider.

See also: Cruise Lines That Visit New England in the Fall

American Cruise Lines
Cruise the Hudson River in neighboring New York State this fall aboard the American Star, American Glory or Independence. A dozen fall departure dates are available, and the itinerary features Hudson River ports of call including West Point, Catskill, Tarrytown, Albany and New York City during the beautiful fall foliage season.

Atlantic Seal Cruises
Depart from South Freeport, Maine, on a fall foliage cruise that will allow you to appreciate the colors of autumn along Maine's coast while visiting with seals and seabirds.

Fall Foliage Sunday Brunch Cruises
Cruise the Connecticut River aboard the Lady Katharine this fall and enjoy a Sunday brunch buffet and live entertainment with your leaves. Cruises depart from Haddam or Middletown, Connecticut. Check the schedule for dates and departure times and locations, and call ahead for reservations. Special events, such as a Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise, are also on the fall schedule.

Hardy Boat Fall Coastal Cruise
Watch the leaves... and the seals go by on a Hardy Boat Cruises fall excursion from New Harbor, Maine. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.

Isles of Shoals Fall Sightseeing Cruises
Set out from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on a narrated sightseeing cruise of the islands and lighthouses in Portsmouth Harbor this fall. Or, enjoy a memorable dining experience with the Star Island Jazz Brunch Cruise on September 29, 2013.

Maine Windjammer Association Fall Cruises
The 10 historic ships that are members of the Maine Windjammer Association offer three- to six-day fall foliage cruises in September and early October. Visit the Web sites for individual members of the fleet to check sailing schedules.

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