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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

Kingston, NY, USA
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About Hudson River Cruises, Inc.
Explore the majestic Hudson River aboard the M/V Rip Van Winkle. Enjoy narrated cruises past quaint lighthouses, great estates, and a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Weekends in the summertime offer sunset cruises, live music and DJ Dance Cruises as well as dinner cruises and special theme events. The Rip Van Winkle makes the perfect venue for cocktail receptions, weddings, family events, corporate outings and anything in between!
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Experience New York state from one of the best vantage points possible—on the water—during this Hudson River sightseeing cruise. Not only does your boat provide two seating-area options, onboard restrooms, and live commentary, but you’ll also get the chance to purchase snacks and drinks from a stocked bar.
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Justin W wrote a review Sep 21
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey2,047 contributions451 helpful votes
I have been wanting to take this cruise for almost two years and finally had the opportunity to do it. It was a cool late summer morning when we got out at 11:00am but it was the most spectacular sunny and clear morning and the the staff on the boat could not have been more professional. They really lead a nice tour for the 15 passengers that were on the boat that morning. We got to see the most spectacular views on the river on both sides with the summer foliage, some of the mansions that were in view of the boat like Staatsburgh and Wilderstein and some of the lesser known homes and the two lighthouses that Kingston was known for in the area. We also got a complete history of the area as well. It was nice to sit back and enjoy the cool breezes on a sunny day but I would advise anyone pick a warm day to come out on the boat because being on the river on a 50 degrees day is a little much for anyone. Also wear pants if it is cool out because the breezes can be daunting. Still you will see the most amazing views of the river and have the history of the area explained in audio and by the captain. It is a great trip and when you leave the boat, don't forget to go to the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Trolley Museum and explore the downtown.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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susanbourletos wrote a review Sep 15
Carmel, New York1 contribution
This boat ride was a welcome change from driving around each weekend to just fill out the day. It wa a beautiful day. Everyone on board wore their masks and kept their distance. It was a relaxing 2 hours. A few more events like this from time to time would be welcome.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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rstoll2020 wrote a review Sep 14
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Great trip to take in the scenic Hudson Valley and learn about the history. Great opportunity for taking your older family members on an enjoyable trip. Very friendly staff on the boat. Felt safe. Amazing restaurants in the vicinity.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Donna_3AK wrote a review Sep 13
Beacon, New York1 contribution
A beautiful two hour excursion. Makes you want to have seafood after. Make reservations for an early dinner. I wanted to go to Bowery Dugout, but it
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VK Zak wrote a review Sep 8
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions
Definitely a couple of hours well spent. Many interesting sites pointed out and history given. One of America's most beautiful rivers, so well worth the tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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