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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!
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  • Average6%
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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 2 days ago

Just looking for something different to do for my birthday, and the town of Kingston came up as a cute place to visit, especially the old section down by the river. When I saw the ad for Hudson River Cruises, we were in. The weather...More

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Thank nanwhidden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great weather for the 2:30 cruise from Kingston. Continuous narrative of the sights on the river. Sailed downstream to Vanderbilt Mansion. Great historical perspective along the way. Sat on the outside deck but lots of room inside, if preferred. Recommend for a break in the...More

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Thank Gregg C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful day and a beautiful trip. Worth every penny! The tour was informative and interesting too!

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Thank jzslater31
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to relax and see the beautiful Hudson valley! We have taken this cruise before and will do it again. Our favorite of all the Hudson river cruises.

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Thank mlenz66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent girls' weekend, we opted to take the Hudson River Cruise on Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasurable experience, with a guided explanation of homes/buildings on the shoreline as well as information on the two lighthouses that we passed. The crew was professional...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went by myself and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The crew were very well informed. The running commentary was excellent and very interesting. The views on the river are nothing short of stunning. We were lucky enough to see a brace of nesting bald eagles which...More

Thank michael a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value...2 hour round trip cruise heading south from Kingston, NY on the Hudson River. Excellent live music on board...The Greyhounds. Smooth ride....would do again !

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Thank Irene M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great night and great band ! A lot of very nice people and the river is very nice at night. Looking forward to next boat cruise.

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Thank tommK6394TT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on our Hudson River Cruise. Crew was well-informed, and friendly. Weather could have been better, but that's no one's fault except Mother Nature!

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Thank S6459EUelaineb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent views, educating, relaxing, awesome staff. We spent 3 days there and I wanted to ride every day!!!

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Thank Heidi R
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice comments

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Jill A
We are staying near Times Square what is the best way to get to the departure point and how long does it take
18 March 2017|
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Response from Jamie57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this question. It is a long way from NYC (2 hours by car?) The departure point is in Kinston, NY. Maybe Metro North railroad from Grand Central terminal has service.
Hi all! We're staying near Central Park, any ideas on how to get to the river cruise the cheapest way possible? Thank you!
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
Angeli T
any hotel close by?
11 June 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.