Hudson Valley Sightseeing Cruise

Take a Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise! The Perfect Weekend Getaway!


Sun., Wed., Sat. at 1PM

This cruise will take place on either the "Little Spirit" or the "Spirit on Hudson" depending on availability.


1.5 Hours

Departure Location

Find us at Henry Hudson River Front Park in Downtown Hudson near Amtrak Station across the railroad tracks on Water and Broad Street.


Adult (12+): $25

Youth (3-11): $15


Sightseeing 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!

May through September is a wonderful time to spend on the Hudson River to take in all the sights, history and explore the Hudson River Valley. During this time we operate our Hudson Valley Sightseeing Cruise which enables you to be part of, and enjoy the wonderful views and sights of the valley.

September through October, the Hudson Valley Foliage Season begins in mid-September and lasts through the end of October with peak foliage season usually starting sooner in the Catskills, while in the Hudson River Valley fall foliage peaks slightly later lasting to the end of October. Both are easily viewed upon the cruise boat during this 6-8 week period offering excellent opportunities to enjoy the magnificent views and colors. It's suggested to book in advance because these cruises sell out quickly. We will add additional Sightseeing and Fall Foliage Season Cruises during sellouts.

Autumn in the Catskills

Highlights include:

  • Views of the beautiful Catskill Mountains.
  • Vistas of Olana Castle from the Hudson River, former home of famous Hudson River painter Frederick Church.
  • See the wonderful sights starting in May along the Hudson River and amazing colors of fall during the transition to the Fall Foliage Season in September.
  • Cruise past the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and see the Peregrine Falcon Nesting Sights.
  • See the Historic Athens riverfront where the movie "War of the Worlds" was filmed.
  • Various species of wildlife from Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, Cormorants, Ospreys and much more.
  • Round the bend at Catskill Point know once as a major riverboat stop for travelers whom once visited some of the Catskill mountain resorts and transferred to narrow gauge railroad to these resorts.
  • A complete full bar with beer, wine or your favorite mixed drinks or non-alcoholic drinks. Coffee available on request!
Osprey Fishing in the Hudson