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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

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  • Average4%
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 1, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a beautiful day and a nice boat ride on the river. We had a different perspective on some of the sites we had seen (FDR house and Vanderbilt mansion). Our captain was informative and we also had some great views...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I had my Grandson and his wife and their 3 children (4 yr old twins and a 21 month old) on the cruise and was told no food or beverages was to be brought on the boat. So we didn't. Well, there was a wedding...More

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dkyochum, Director of Sales at Hudson River Cruises, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

Thank you for taking a cruise with us aboard the Rip Van Winkle. We are sorry you didn't enjoy the experience as much as most of our guests. We do our best to adequately staff and supply the vessel based on our many years of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My parent, girlfriend had a lovely trip with Hudson River Cruises. We lucked out and had a perfect day, and the river was beautiful and calm. There is so much information and history about the Hudson and HRC provide an endless supply of it. Everyone...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise was fine....but it was a bad year for leaves and yet the cruise went south. All the color was north. So, nature did not cooperate and I don't know if the cruise line had the ability to go north or not. For what...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of retired friends take an adventure once a year. 2018.... lunch at Savannah’s restaurant and a ride on the Hudson River. Wonderful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat this cruise, beautiful scenery and historic homes. Great deal and suitable for any ages!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to see the leaves..we even saw two bald eagles! Crew was very informative and made us feel relaxed. Amazing day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the ride and great overview as we viewed various areas, including the wildlife. Only improvement would be to a better speaker system, I had no problem but heard several say they were hard to understand because it sounded muffled.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the music and country line-dancing to DJ Double D Duke. The only reason I didn't rate this as excellent is because the exhaust fumes from the boat when they turned around was a little sickening. Otherwise a fun time was had by all!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cruise was good in that it allowed one on the water at a low cost for a couple hours. It needs work in the comfort. I have been on several cruises on lakes and rivers. This did not rank high when compared to those....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was raining the day we went. Had to sit downstairs in the enclosed area. Couldn’t hear the tour guide down there. But, when we were on the top level the sound was good. The tour guide provided interesting stories on the history of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely trip, weather was sunny and leaves turning. First time out this far up the Hudson and it did not disappoint. So scenic and filled with so much history.

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August 21, 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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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