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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise
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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!
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  • Very good26%
  • 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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Reviews (384)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took this cruise on a beatiful, sunny and warm day at the end of September. Leaves were already turning a little. River was flat as a table and there was no wind. It was a relaxing and eye pleasing experience. Nature was fantastic, opulence...More

Thank Wojtunio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great boat: history, fun, relaxation! The staff were very positive and thankful! The only negative was that the hot dogs were overpriced at over 3 dollars each! We want to support the business and did have drinks and food, but some food ideas were a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was fun and worthy to try, the information about the history of Hudson and the scenery was amazing

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful boat ride. Friendly staff. Beautiful views! I'd definitely go again and I recommend it. The area near the waterfront is also fun to check out. Great little restaurants and shops. Go!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take the cruise every fall. Took my 2 sisters this fall because my wife passed away and did not want to go alone. Promised them a great day and snacks on the boat. Not permitted to bring any snacks on board so always like to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day, clear commentary, convenient parking and nice ride. Quaint little town to explore too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I were excited to go on this trip. We are both avid photographers and we were looking forward to the fall colors. Needless to say Mother Nature did not co-operate. Which was not Hudson River Cruises fault. So we opted to take...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to know how long the trip lasted o as to plan my day. That information is not posted on the website and no one ever answers the phone. However, it was easy to buy tickets. The route is picturesque and the guide knowledgeable....More

Thank Iman J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice, leisurely trip down the Hudson River. Informative narration, everyone was very courteous. Great views!

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Thank emwatson21
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful entertaining way to get an overview of the area. The guide gave us plenty of information and helped us choose where to spend more time.

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22 August 2017|
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Response from foodbuzzer | Reviewed this property |
I did receive a 5.00 off coupon when I ate at Mariner's Harbor.
Jill A
18 March 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
21 October 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