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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

572 reviews
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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Kingston, NY
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$28.62 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and the river was beautiful. We even spotted a couple of bald Eagles. I came away with a much greater knowledge of some the history of the homes along the river.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Had an excellent day even if it was a little chilly but sunny. Was a great experience to see two eagles while on the cruise. Was glad the captain pointed it out to us and which side to look on.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

My parent, girlfriend had a lovely trip with Hudson River Cruises. We lucked out and had a perfect day, and the river was beautiful and calm. There is so much information and history about the Hudson and HRC provide an endless supply of it. Everyone...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

The cruise was fine....but it was a bad year for leaves and yet the cruise went south. All the color was north. So, nature did not cooperate and I don't know if the cruise line had the ability to go north or not. For what...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

A group of retired friends take an adventure once a year. 2018.... lunch at Savannah’s restaurant and a ride on the Hudson River. Wonderful!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Can't beat this cruise, beautiful scenery and historic homes. Great deal and suitable for any ages!!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Great way to see the leaves..we even saw two bald eagles! Crew was very informative and made us feel relaxed. Amazing day!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Enjoyed the ride and great overview as we viewed various areas, including the wildlife. Only improvement would be to a better speaker system, I had no problem but heard several say they were hard to understand because it sounded muffled.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

I enjoyed the music and country line-dancing to DJ Double D Duke. The only reason I didn't rate this as excellent is because the exhaust fumes from the boat when they turned around was a little sickening. Otherwise a fun time was had by all!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The cruise was good in that it allowed one on the water at a low cost for a couple hours. It needs work in the comfort. I have been on several cruises on lakes and rivers. This did not rank high when compared to those....More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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leisurely1
August 21, 2017|
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Response from rekampam | Reviewed this property |
Never had one, but if you’re a senior you get a few dollars off.
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Jill A
March 18, 2017|
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Response from rickywestham | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...just saw this now! Well worth the trip up the Hudson to visit Kingston as British troops did in 1776 when they burned the city to the ground! First capital of NY State with many colonial houses (scorched but... More
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Jbelle01
October 21, 2016|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
This particular cruise is in Kingston NY, about an hour from Manhattan. Not sure how you would get up there, but you may be able to find one closer out of Manhattan. Enjoy your trip
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