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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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Important Information
Departure Point
Kingston, NY 12401, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase; cash only)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The boat has a lower enclosed deck, and the upper deck is partially covered, providing shade; the lower deck does not have heat or air-conditioning, but on warmer days, the windows are opened for comfort
  • A fully stocked bar with alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a snack bar with light fare such as burgers, hot dogs, and wraps is available on the lower main deck (own expense); credit cards are not accepted on board the boat, but there is an ATM next to the snack bar for your convenience
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed on board the boat
  • There is plenty of seating on the boat, both inside and on the upper deck, which consists mainly of bench-style seating; the main lower deck has chairs; seating is on a first-come first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early if you’d like to sit in a particular area of the boat
  • If you or someone in your group is in a wheelchair or has limited mobility, contact the tour operator to discuss accessibility
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We enjoyed a pleasant, brisk afternoon on the Rip Van Winkle Hudson River Cruise. We enjoyed the Captain’s informative history of the Hudson River in the Kingston area. The fall foliage of the Hudson River Valley was exceptional. The view of two lighthouses were spectacular. A
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Left Roundout River in Kingston for a serene cruise of the mid Hudson. Trip was for about 2 hours. Snacks and drinks were available along with narration. Having a set of binoculars can come in handy as the boat was very often in the middle of the river. We were cruising with a
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We boarded the cruise boat and enjoyed a smooth trip down the Hudson River. The day turned out beautiful. There are restrooms and a full bar downstairs. The narration was good with and we took many pictures and just enjoy the Fall scenery.
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We boarded the cruise boat and enjoyed a smooth as glass trip down the Hudson River. There are restrooms and a full bar downstairs. The narration was good with ample time to take pictures and just enjoy the scenery.
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We enjoyed our cruise on an early fall.day. the weather was perfect. The narration was clear, although you don't get a very good view of the historic properties from the boat. Bring binoculars if you want to see anything. The beer was cold, popcorn tasty, staff courteous. I
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