Private and Public Cruises on the Hudson River.

A Relaxing Experience on the Water to Remember Forever!


Aerial View of the Hudson River

Private Cruises

Celebrate your wedding, retirement, fundraiser, or corporate event on the water. Hudson Cruises Inc. can accommodate your special event on one of our three vessels.

Aerial View of the Hudson River

Public Cruises

We offer weekly sightseeing cruises, Murder Mystery Dinner Cruises, and lighthouse tours in partnership with the Hudson/Athens Lighthouse Association (HALPS).

Aerial View of the Hudson River

Wedding Cruises

We take the stress out of party planning for you, especially when it comes to catering. Take advantage of our catering service and full bar to make guests happy.

Ferry Rides on the Hudson River

Ferry Rides

The Hudson/Athens Ferry runs on Friday and Saturday evenings from the end of May thru middle of September.

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The Marika

100’ Two Deck Luxury Cruise Yacht

The Marika is currently unavailable for events. We're currently running the Lil' Spirit only

The Marika yacht offers the best in accommodations, décor, and service. You can relax on deck with the beautiful Hudson River Valley as your backdrop or slip below deck to enjoy a delicious dinner. We offer a wide range of private specialty cruises to suit your every need. She is USCG Certified to hold up to 150 guests and provides a perfect venue for weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, and other happenings. She is available for your event from May through October.

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The Spirit


The Spirit is currently unavailable for events. We're currently running the Lil' Spirit only

Our Riverboat, “Spirit on Hudson”, is a two deck, steel passenger vessel with covered upper deck and large viewing windows on the lower deck. Heat is provided for cool days in early Spring and Fall (No Air Conditioning). A full cash bar with snacks is available onboard. The Spirit is available for Private charter when not in use for sightseeing cruises.

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Lil' Spirit


Our Hudson/Athens Ferry is a twin engine pontoon. Half covered and half open deck. The Lil' Spirit is available for Private charter (up to 12 people) when not in service as the ferry or on lighthouse tour days.

A Scenic Trip You'll Love

From public cruises to a private charter cruise, we offer it all. Enjoy a scenic trip during a private party or start a new tradition with old friends aboard our vessels.

Enjoying a cruise on the Hudson River


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  • The Marika
  • The Spirit
  • Lil' Spirit
  • Hudson River
  • Events
Docked boats in the Hudson River
The Spirit
Lunch on the river
Special Events
Party on the Marika Yacht
Party on the Marika
The Lil Spirit
Lil' Spirit
Hudson River
The Marika
The Spirit Paddle Boat
The Spirit
Sunset on the Hudson River