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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
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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 good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
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"rip van winkle"
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"staff was friendly"
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"vanderbilt mansion"
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"hudson river"
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"lower deck"
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"great scenery"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"points of interest"
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"great cruise"
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"beautiful trip"
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"interesting narration"
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"nice bar"
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"hot dogs"
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"ticket booth"
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"boat ride"
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"great afternoon"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a lovely ride although the boat really needs some updating - and you cant hear the narrated tour downstairs and you have to go upstairs - unfortunately we went on a rainy chilly day and i was not dressed warmly (not your fault!!) -...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a very nice trip on a beautiful day. Kingston is a fun little town. Parking was easy and plentiful. That may change as the weather gets warmer.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The river cruise is a good way to learn history about the area & see the river from a different vantage point. The lighthouses were cool to see up close. We saw 3 bald eagles too. Later we drove to some of the historic estates...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing day this is the ticket. We as a family of 6 adults went on the Rip Van Winkle cruise this past Saturday and had a great time. There was snack, cocktails and history lessons. The only thing I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a cruise on a beautiful Summer Saturday. The staff is incredibly pleasant and are always there to help and answer any questions. The trip was two hours which was perfect. The scenery was very interesting and all the way you are told about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go expecting just that. This is not a place for good drinks or nosh. No salt for the popcorn, lukewarm hot dogs, okay beer. But stay on deck and you'll get your money's worth.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

what a great way to see some history in the Hudson Valley. The boat ride is both relaying and very informative. The mansions on the Hudson, remnants of a by-gone era are visible and narrated by the knowledged crew that are happy to answer any...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Love these evening dance cruises. Music, people and dancing. Had so much fun before you know it your back at the dock. Didn't want the music to end

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leisurely1
22 August 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
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
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Jbelle01
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
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