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Hudson Valley Fall Foliage Cruises!
Take a Hudson River Fall Foliage Cruise! The Perfect Weekend Getaway! Scenic Fall Foliage Cruises bring so much to view. While on the vessel, one can view the Hudson River Valley seeing the wall of Manitou and The Sleeping Giant of the Catskills, to the Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Herons that are frequent and exciting to see. All this on the beautiful Hudson River! Weekend Sightseeing Cruises will sail out of Hudson NY. Book now under our ZERVE Sight Seeing Cruise Reservation Link as this event fills up quickly. Thank you and look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Hudson Valley Tour Cruise!
Saturday Sept 6th 10am-2:45pm,
This is a one of a kind cruise running from Poughkeepsie to Hudson! The cruise boats of the past that used to run from Albany to NYC and many other stops along the Hudson, we bring to you this wonderful opportunity to relive the past. You can get off the metro-north or Amtrak train in Poughkeepsie from Manhattan or Amtrak from other locations or the bus and walk right down the hill to the dock and board the majestic Marika cruise vessel and embark on a 4hr45min non-stop journey on up the Hudson River Valley to the old Whaling port City of Hudson, NY. If you missed the train to Hudson on Friday, you can grab a train then onto boat up to Hudson on Saturday morning. While on the vessel, one can view the Hudson River Valley seeing the Culinary Institute of America, The Mills Mansion, pass by all 4 of the upper Hudson River Lighthouses along with many, many other sights and wildlife to see. All this on a beautiful Saturday on the Hudson River! Book now under our ZERVE Poukeepsie to Hudson Valley Cruise Reservation Link as this one of a kind event will fill up fast with only a limited amount of tickets available. Thank you and look forward to seeing on this wonderful cruise!
Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tours!
Saturday Sept 13th 11am-2:30pm,
Take a wonderful tour of the historic Hudson-Athens Lighthouse. Every 2nd Saturday of each month until October, Hudson Cruises in conjunction with the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Association bring to you the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse in person. With departures from either Hudson or Athens, NY, you can board our tour boat for a short ride to the lighthouse, disembark, enjoy a nice tour of the lighthouse and then return after about an 45-60 min visit. Bring a little snack or picnic basket if you like, have lunch out on the lighthouse, then return to you original point of departure. Lighthouse tours will sail out of either Hudson NY. or Athens, NY. Book now under our ZERVE Lighthouse Tour Hudson departure Reservation Link or if you are on the west side of Hudson river, book under our. ZERVE Lighthouse Tour Athens Departure Reservation Link. Also note, the Hudson departure point is right behind the Amtrak station so if on a day trip via Amtrak, we are walking distance. Thank you and look forward to seeing at the lighthouse!
Lighthouse Lunch Buffet Tour
Saturday Sep 20th 10am-2:00pm,
A unique opportunity for a Double Lighthouse Lunch Buffet Tour Cruise on the Hudson River. We have put together a special tour of both the Esopus Meadows and Kingston Rondout Lighthouse Tour Lunch Cruise. We will visit two of the four upper Hudson River lighthouses still operating in the Hudson Valley Region. Each of these lighthouses has its own special history, and is part of our rich Hudson River heritage. This all-inclusive cruise includes admission and full tour of both the lighthouses along with a fabulous lunch buffet. This special cruise will sail out of Kingston, NY from the Hudson Valley Maritime Museum Dock on the Strand. Book now under our ZERVE Esopus Meadows / Kingston Lighthouse Lunch Buffet Tour Reservation Link. Thank you and look forward to seeing at the on this exciting rare tour!
From May-Oct, 2014, Hudson Cruises operates the Hudson-Athens Ferry service between Hudson and Athens from 5pm-10:15pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Pricing is $12 r/t cash only. You may purchase advance tickets on boat ahead of time or buy a 10 ticket block at only $10 per ticket saving 18% a ticket. Also make sure to visit one of our sponsors, Crossroads Brewing for top local beers and great dining or just down the street, visit The Stewart House and show your ferry ticket and receive your second drink free or recieve 10% off dinner per ticket holder. For riders from Greene County, visit The Red Dot at 321 Warren St in Hudson and show your ferry ticket and recieve 10% off dinner per ticket holder. Also visit PaddleHead Boards in Athens for Paddle Boarding, Kayak and Bicycle Rentals.
Note: Friday evenings live music free in the Athens water front park. Fri and Sat evening live performance free in the Hudson water front park from the Amara Zee the Caravan Stage Tall Ship Theatre.
2014 Season Booking
From Your Cruise Team,
Welcome to Hudson Cruises 2014 Season. We are already taking reservations for cruises during the 2014 season which runs from May-October. Private Events and Cruises such as Family Reunions, Weddings, Sightseeing Cruises, Special Events, Bus Tours, just to name a few can be made by calling 518-822-1014 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to work with you. Weddings? Have your wedding planner contact us as well and we will work with them for planning your very special day. Also, the Hudson-Athens Ferry Service will resume service Memorial Day Weekend 2014. We our based in Hudson NY and only a short drive from the Berkshires, 30 minutes from Albany, or 25 minutes from Rhinebeck. Give us a call at 518-822-1014 with any questions or if you have something in the plans. We would like to work with you. Again, Thank you!
Season Wedding Bookings
2014 Wedding Season Packages,
2014 is a big season for us again with our wedding packages and we are already booking for 2015. Every year we book numerous weddings on our "Spirit of the Hudson" Riverboat and new for this year on our 100 foot 2 deck Cruise Yacht, The Marika. We can host your wedding on your own private boat with your wedding party. Whether you are local or want to come upstate for that wonderful wedding in the Hudson Valley, a beautiful cruise on the Hudson River is the way to go and we are one of the very few who can offer this service locally in the mid-Hudson valley!
Imagine, you and your wedding party stepping aboard; for an intimate wedding ceremony. After a cruise along the riverfront aboard your own private vessel, you could arrive in style at a pristine riverfront park. You, your family and guest can all enjoy that totally memorable celebration!
3-4 hour Cruise for your Wedding.
We suggest you work with a wedding planner to arrange the fine details for your special event. You or your planner should contact us directly for date and times and base vessel pricing. Contact us at 518.822.1014
Note: You could arrive via Amtrak from NY with your guest and go right to our boat to celebrate your event or stay in the area.
Henry Hudson River Front Park in downtown Hudson near Amtrak Station across RR tracks on Water St. We also operate private group charters on request out of other locations in the Hudson Valley. Call with your location and for group pricing!
Cruises on the Spirit on Hudson and Little Spirit are offered seven days a week, subject to availability and severe weather conditions. Call for run times.
The Cruises vary from 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on the event offered.
You may invite guests to join you for the experience. We can accommodate up to 49 guest on the Spirit on Hudson and 14 passengers on our 30ft Tour Boat, the Little Spirit.
Cruises may be canceled by severe weather such as high winds, thunderstorms, etc. Call prior to confirm. We generally go under most conditions "Rain or Shine" since we can be enclosed and still provide you with a great experience and maintaining safety. Note: During our cooler days and evenings, we have full heat and can be enclosed for events and performances.
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for the cruises.
Welcome to Hudson Cruises Inc!
Fall Foliage Cruises, Hudson Valley Tour Cruise and Weekend Hudson-Athens Ferry! Click Zerve to Reserve!
The "Spirit on Hudson", River Boat cruising the Hudson!
Who We Are!
Hudson Cruises Inc, featured in USA Todays Travel Tips is based 2 hours north of NYC in Hudson NY, one of the premier Arts and Cultural centers outside of NYC. Read all about it here in the Chronogram Magazine. We operate from May-October and offer Public Cruises and Private Charter Services and Special Events 7 days a week. Just a short distance from NY, Boston, and Montreal. Visitors from near and far can experience and see what the Hudson Valley has to offer. We primarily feature events out of our base in Hudson,NY, with occasional operations in Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff and Kingston, NY, along with other Hudson Valley locations.
In addition to our Cruises and Events, you may visit gotohudson for a complete listing of many things to see and do around the city with our partner businesses. If you are staying at one of the local Inns or in one of the downtown hotels such as The Barlow Hotel or the St. Charles Hotel, or if on a day trip, include us in your planning and come enjoy your experience and see what Hudson Cruises is all about!
Travel by Train: If traveling by train, Amtrak offers a 15% off lowest fare discount from Penn Station-Hudson or Hudson-Penn round trip when purchased minimum 3 days advance online. We are located right behind the Hudson Amtrak train station.
Travel by Car: You will find us very accessable from NYS Thruway, or Taconic State Parkway via google maps.
Travel by Plane: Columbia County Airport Ident-(1B1) is located 5 miles to the northeast of city with over a mile long asphalt surface able to handle small Cessnas to as large as a Global Express, and Gulfstream business jets with ample ramp space. 35 minute Helicopter service from Manhattan heliports is also available. Albany County Airport Ident-(ALB) is 45 minutes to the north for regular airline service.
Custom Charter Cruises
* Weddings, Retirements, Private Cruises, Fund Raisers, Corporate Events
We can accommodate your special event on one of our 3 Cruise Boats! We can arrange for catering from a variety of our partner Caterers, Bands, Dj's and planners for your special event. Whether it is a cruise, festival, college alumni gathering, retirements, weddings, corporate functions, etc, there is no better way to see so much, have a super time, and have great memories. Invite your friends or groups and enjoy a great time.
The Marika, our latest addition to the fleet is a 100ft cruise yacht is available for special events. Visit The Marika weblink for more information.
Dance and Scenic Cruises
We provide many types of cruises and events. Whether it is a dance party, live entertainment, Friday evening TGIF, Sunday River Sightseeing, or our sponsored cruises like from our friends at Clear Channel, we keep things fun and fresh. If you happen to be visiting upstate or from the local area, what a way to enjoy a fun event here, right on the Hudson River. Prices vary depending on the event. We also have mid week slots available for groups. Enjoy it with a loved one or your family and friends. Bus tours and large groups are welcome. Call for more info!
One the the Hudson Steamships cruising in front of Old Hudson Port Downtown!
The Sights and Sounds
Open and Customized scenic cruises bring so to much to view. While on the vessel, one can view the Hudson River Valley seeing the wall of Manitou and The Sleeping Giant of the Catskills, to the Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Herons that are frequent and exciting to see. All this on the beautiful Hudson River.
We offer in conjunction with the Hudson Athens Lighthouse Association, lighthouse tours. See a part of history that still remains right off shore here in Hudson.
Cruises will depart from the Henry Hudson River Front Park in downtown Hudson.
We operate our vessels from May through October.
Departure Dates and Times: See our 2014 schedule!
Duration of the cruises are approximately 1 hour to 3 hours. These cruises may be customized based on customers request, prior reservation, or type of cruise offered. Our fall foliage cruises run approximately 1hr.
Note: We have a cash bar available on our Spirit on Hudson riverboat and The Marika. In accordance with NYS liquor authority and our licensing, there is absolutely no bringing outside food or beverages on board. The 30ft Little Spirit 14 passenger tour boat does have allowances for bringing food and drink on board that vessel.
Our own Captain Stan has published a book on sale with extensive information titled "The Hudson Troy to the Battery" available during anyone of our cruises. See deckhand for details when on cruise.
Hudson Cruises Inc operates in accordance with the USCG regulations. Furthermore, we participant in a mandated drug and alcohol testing program and trained in First Aid/CPR. Safety is our priority while providing you a wonderful cruise experience!
Our 14 passenger Little Spirit 30 foot Tour Boat for small groups and charters!
518-822-1014 or 914-388-2949