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Hudson River Cruises, Inc.

40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
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Explore the majestic Hudson River aboard the M/V Rip Van Winkle. Enjoy narrated cruises past quaint lighthouses, great estates, and a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Weekends in the summertime offer sunset cruises, live music and DJ Dance Cruises as well as dinner cruises and special theme events. The Rip Van Winkle makes the perfect venue for cocktail receptions, weddings, family events, corporate outings and anything in between!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
40 Rondout Lndg, Kingston, NY 12401-6092
+1 845-340-4700
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a blast. The DJ was great, and the atmosphere was perfect for a Friday night out on the river! Thank you Hudson River Cruises for a great Date night!

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Thank RobBegley
Reviewed yesterday

Not sure what has changed lately but the staff was extremely friendly this year. Drinks seem to be less costly which is great. We had a great time

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Reviewed yesterday

I went on this cruise expecting a more in depth history of the region with a focus on the indigenous peoples and European influence. Mostly though it was focussed on mansions of wealthy people, something I had absolutely no interest in.

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Thank Jane G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a marvelous excursion down the Hudson River seeing magnificent homes and beautiful scenery. Booking was easy online, the crew was friendly and helpful, and it met my expectations.

Thank Debrobbins
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have cruise on Hudson River Cruises before and have always had a great time. This one was one with my wife's High School graduating class reunion. We liked the band (we've heard them before), the crew was great, class mates were fun to be...More

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Thank grandabe77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the cruise with high hopes. Have been on previous dinner cruises and had a wonderful time. This was a different caterer and probably was the issue. The food was not the same as was on the posted menu but was not bad. Unfortunately it...More

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Thank rayhI8123RS
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a lovely and relaxing cruise on a well maintained boat with a professional crew. Scenery was fantastic and the commentary about the history of the area very informative.

Thank David-BerryAustralia
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a great trip for any age! Lots of very interesting scenery and the historical commentary is very informative and interesting.

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Thank dickonwarren
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pleasant and informative cruise on the Hudson River. The staff was courteous and provided interesting commentary.

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Thank louisehL5072NN
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took the tour on the "Rip Van Winkle" last Saturday and it was a great 2-hour getaway. The staff was friendly and the captain was very informative pointing out the sites on the river and the mansions that were overlooking us. It was a...More

Thank Richard B
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Jill A
18 March 2017|
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Response from Jamie57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just saw this question. It is a long way from NYC (2 hours by car?) The departure point is in Kinston, NY. Maybe Metro North railroad from Grand Central terminal has service.
21 October 2016|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
This particular cruise is in Kingston NY, about an hour from Manhattan. Not sure how you would get up there, but you may be able to find one closer out of Manhattan. Enjoy your trip
Angeli T
11 June 2016|
Response from tetrisz54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, several. They are not on the waterfront but within 5-8 minutes and at least 3 are new builds.