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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany

  • 90-minute cruise from Albany on the Hudson River
  • Learn about the history of Albany and the nearby area from a Hudson River historian
  • Gawk at eagles and other wildlife
Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany
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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany
US$ 19.95
Cruise the mighty Hudson River aboard the ‘Dutch Apple II’ on this 90-minute Albany, N.Y., sightseeing tour. Listen closely as a Hudson River expert talks about the history of the region and the river, including the evolution of industries. Explore the boat itself, crafted from the popular Hudson River Dayliners of yesteryear, and enjoy the view outside as barges, freighters and tugboats pass by. Bring a camera and/or binoculars to capture the eagles and other wildlife that occupy the region. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
What to Expect
The Dutch Apple II, a 65-foot boat, is derived from popular Hudson River Dayliners which used to ferry people from New York City to Albany. Today it is used for comfortable 90-minute cruises to show off the splendid nature and landscape around the Hudson River.

Hop on the Dutch Apple II to begin the 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River. The guide, a Hudson River historian, regales you with interesting tales of Albany’s past and discusses the historic homes that line the riverbanks. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars out to spot eagles and other wildlife.

At Van Weis Point, the boat makes a slow U-turn and heads back to Albany, as the guide continues to share the history of the area. Sit back on a comfortable seat, perhaps enjoying a drink or refreshment from the cash bar.
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Reviews (126)

1 - 5 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely Trip

A lovely trip to spend an hour and a half. The crew was very knowledgeable, and the ship was very pleasant. It was a little disappointing at how short the trip was.

Thank cbthies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best river cruise in the Capital city

The perfect size boat. Crew is there to see you have a great trip. Cold soft drinks and coattails and a 3 hour river tour. They also have special dinner cruises and night party cruises. Been on the boat several times. Family friendly except for...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile
Informative cruise

Great cruise. Loved the history tour, the eagles, the houses, great staff. Loved the way they took the children to see the inside of the boat. Thank you

Thank Georgiades1
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile
Mystery Birthday excursion did not disappoint!

We have a tradition of finding cool things to do and then, taking birthday day on a mystery trip. This river boat cruise is up near the top of our list for fun! Cruise was just long enough and wonderfully narrated by our host with...More

Thank carol l
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile
Great scenery

We saw a variety of boats on the water, several deer and a beautiful skyline of Albany. Overall, it was very clean and very informative. The narrator gave a history of the scenery.

Thank Cynthia S
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20 July 2018|
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Response from Cynthia S | Reviewed this property |
There is a nice ramp going on this boat.