The Bannerman Castle Trust, Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides public tours of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island. Available tours consist of guided walking tours on the island with access either by passenger tour boat or as part of a guided kayak excursion. Tours depart from Beacon (kayak or passenger boat), Cold Spring (kayak), Cornwall (kayak), and Newburgh (passenger boat), New York, as described below. Reservations are required for all tours. Please wear comfortable shoes as there is some rough terrain on the walking tours. Strollers can not be accommodated. There is a 72-step climb from the dock to the start of the tour (there is a rest stop along the way). Tours depart rain or shine.