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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
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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!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant and informative cruise on the Hudson River. The staff was courteous and provided interesting commentary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the tour on the "Rip Van Winkle" last Saturday and it was a great 2-hour getaway. The staff was friendly and the captain was very informative pointing out the sites on the river and the mansions that were overlooking us. It was a...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waited all year for this one. We had a great time with friends and fantastic music and dancing with Thunder Ridge band.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an excellent time on this relaxing educational Hudson River cruise. Our captain gave us a marvelous historical perspective of the Hudson River. We even saw two bald eagles thanks to our captain!

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Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a nice evening with my 2 daughters, 3 daughter in laws as we were all celebrating our July birthdays. Enjoyed the music as well You do not include family (adults) below, Why???

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Thank H5174AYsharonw
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip down the river and back to Kingston with live narration of the areas and history. Great way to see the and hear the story of the many mansions on the Mid-Hudson River. A must do when in the area.

Thank santaron
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Nice and clean good staff snack bar was good and cheap like coffee only $1.50 cruise time was good and informative. we took this trip on week days so river was active with other traffic

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Thank jagdishmulani44
Reviewed July 13, 2017

cruise was not as crowded due to mid week 4th but came with wife's mother and father all loved excursion. The Rip Van Winkle crew.

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Thank liznmic
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Enjoyed the cruise and the service received by the staff. Narration was good as well. It's good value for the money. The port area is nice and surrounded by nice restaurants.

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Thank Rekha B
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I went on a night when a very loud rock band was on board. I'm not a fan. It was so loud, one needed to get as far away as possible to have a conversation. The river was lovely. I would have liked for the...More

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Thank marycpeck
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Mary: Thank you for your feedback. I agree with you about the spider webs and we do our best to keep them under control. Unfortunately we do miss them sometimes. Thanks again for the reminder of what our customers see while on the boat.

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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
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
Angeli T
June 10, 2016|
Response from tetrisz54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several. They are not on the waterfront but within 5-8 minutes and at least 3 are new builds.