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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise

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This excursion provised passengers a first hand view of the historic shoreline from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle. From a starting location in the heart of the Hudson River Valley in Kingston NY, the cruise provides a delightfully unique opportunity to explore this scenic shoreline.

As you relax on the cool shaded deck of the Rip Van Winkle, visit our beverage & snack bars for tasty refreshments. Your experienced guide will point out millionaires' sumptuous estates, picturesque Hudson river lighthouses and quaint sleepy villages surrounded by the natural beauty of vineyards, orchards and scenic preservation sites.
  • Cruise to Hyde Park from Kingston during this Hudson River sightseeing cruise 
  • Choose to sit in an enclosed deck or in a partially covered deck
  • Listen as a guide points out landmarks and tells you info about the area
  • Restrooms are on board for your convenience 
What to Expect
Your Hudson River sightseeing cruise takes off from Kingston.

Board your boat, and get ready to see the sights of New York from the water. Choose from two seating options aboard the boat, including chairs in an enclosed deck or bench-type seating in the partially covered deck. No matter where you sit, you’re sure to catch awesome views of luxurious estates, vineyards, and historic lighthouses.

If you’d like, you can choose to purchase snacks, light meals, or drinks from the onboard bar (own expense). There are also restrooms that are easy to access when you need to use them. Your cruise travels to Hyde Park and back.

This Hudson River cruise ends back at the original departure point in Kingston.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made our reservations online and received an E-mail the day before our trip as a reminder. We found a place to park feet from the entrance to the boat. The boarding was done in a timely manor. The Rip Van Winkle has several levels...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove up to Kingston to take this cruise on the Hudson. It was so enjoyable. The weather was perfect and the trip so enjoyable. Would do it again.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pam K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A two-hour cruise out of Kingston NY that was a fun and interesting way to spend a couple of pleasant hours. We went south on the river as far as the Vanderbilt mansion and saw many interesting landmarks along the way. The day we were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Janet G
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Nice boat ride, not much else. The boat runs down the middle of the river putting you too far away to see much of anything.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Florida123321xyz
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

Great cruise on the Hudson! Enjoyable ride and scenery! Appreciated the historical narrative provided during the ride. The boat was clean and there were plenty of shaded areas as well as the sunny seats.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Shelliir
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27 July 2018|
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45 easy, not sure of the cost.
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