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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

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“rip van winkle”(11 reviews)
“hot dogs”(4 reviews)
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
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Reviewed today

see all the stately mansions from the water side. Nice boat with friendly helpful crew. dock is in the centre of great restaurants and shopping.

Thank susan J
Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time on this river cruise. I am a big lighthouse fan so that was the main reason we took this cruise. I wanted to get a closer look at the lighthouses. We did get a close look and we got to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our senior group of44 seniors enjoyed the cruise very much and everyone was very impressed with the dinner at the restaurant. Staff at the restaurant was so nice and we all had an excellent time , and great food, great weather on the cruise.I would...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed exploring the Mighty Hudson River on the Rip van Winkle. This river is so important to the history of the Northeast US and the staff were great and able to provide much information about the history of the Hudson. We even got to...More

Thank travelalways718
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise was well organized and the crew was cordial. Explanation of the various spots along the cruise was very good as well - although a better microphone / speaker system could help..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family had a great time on our recent sunset cruise. The commentary was interesting and unobtrusive and gave great insights into the history and various mansions/landmarks.We found seating upstairs with no problem and enjoyed beverages and snacks from the bar which had a good...More

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Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ride, staff and narration. Luckily we had good weather. Would recommend it to everyone. We enjoyed it immensely.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun fun and educational progress. I recommend it. The narration covers the history of the river and many of the structures along the shore.

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here are the problems:Almost no narration on return trip including no mention of Rhinebeck and Rhinecliff clearly in viewNeeds air conditioning on lower deckWas disappointed in boat not getting any further south than Hyde Park when leaving from Kingston

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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.
Jill A
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