Lighthouse Tour

Set sail to visit the beautiful Hudson-Athens Lighthouse and enjoy the outdoors as you cruise along the Hudson River!


August through October: The second Saturday of each month

From Hudson: 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM

From Athens: 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM

This cruise will take place on the "Little Spirit".


1.5 Hours

Departure Location

From Hudson: Water and Ferry Street

From Athens: 2nd and Waterfront Park


Adult (12+): $25

Adult Members (Member ID Required): $15

Youth (3-11): $15

Youth Members (Member ID Required): $10

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse was built in 1874 and is located in the middle of the Hudson River between the Village of Athens and the City of Hudson. The Lighthouse was built to guide ships safely down the Hudson River. It is still in service to this day.

Come hop aboard our 15-passenger "Little Spirit" and take a short ride to the Lighthouse where you will get the chance to take a tour inside by Emily Brunner, a woman who actually lived in the lighthouse in the 1930's and 1940's. She will tell stories about her life at the Lighthouse and her father who was the light-keeper.

Lighthouse in the Hudson River

Highlights include:

  • Take a short 10 minute cruise to and from the lighthouse while enjoying the beautiful Hudson River.
  • Hear real stories of life at the Lighthouse from Emily Brunner.
  • Hear how the Lighthouse played a crucial role in the development of the cities along the Hudson River.
  • Bring along a snack or lunch and enjoy on the picnic tables outside the Lighthouse while enjoying a 360 degree view of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River.
  • Enjoy as much time as you would like out on the lighthouse and come back on the next available boat.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes as you will be on your feet for most of the tour. There is a metal staircase that you must climb to get to the Lighthouse.
  • Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn some history, enjoy the outdoors, and cruise along the Hudson River.
Group on a Cruise