News & Events
From Your Cruise Team,
From the Staff at Hudson Cruises, we would like to thank all of you for another successful year. Our 10th Anniversary year was a great year, with a lot of good memories, fun and excitement. Next year we hope you will join us again for more fun cruises. We plan on providing more events and special cruises for 2014. Hudson-Athens Ferry Service will resume in the Spring of 2014. At this time and throughout the winter, feel free to contact us to book your private event. We our based in Hudson NY and we are only a short drive from the Berkshires, 30 minutes from Albany, or 25 minutes from Rhinebeck. Give us a call at 518-822-1014 with any questions or if you have something in the plans. We would like to work with you. Again, Thank you!
Book for 2014 Summer Season
Booking Information for 2014 Season,
The 125 passenger "Spirit of Hudson" will be available along with our 15 passenger "Little Spirit" for the 2013 season from May through October. Right now, we our available to book your private charter and events for either vessel. Spring is here and it is a good time to reserve your charter now. As we are progressing through the season, scheduling slots are fill quickly so now is the time to book as to afford you flexibility in scheduling your event. We currently have group incentives for early booking as well and mid-week specials out of Hudson. Whether your looking for a private party, business gathering, wedding or reception, dockside event, contact us for more details. We can discuss various options available for any of your events.
Season Wedding Bookings
2014 Wedding Season Packages,
2015 is going to be a big season for us again with our wedding packages. Every year we book numerous weddings on our "Spirit of the Hudson" Riverboat. We can host your wedding on your own private boat with up to 85 guest. Whether you are local or want to come upstate for that wonderful wedding, The Spirit of Hudson is the only boat that can offer this service locally!
Imagine, you and your wedding party stepping aboard the Spirit of Hudson; for an intimate wedding ceremony. After a cruise along the riverfront aboard your own private vessel, you could arrive in style at a pristine riverfront park. You, your family and guest can all enjoy that totally memorable celebration!
3-4 hour Cruise for your Wedding.
$3000-$3500 for Wedding Cruise Platform.
Work with your wedding planner for details then have your planner contact us at 518.822.1014 for details!
Note: You could arrive via Amtrak from NY with your guest and go right to our boat to celebrate your event.
Henry Hudson River Front Park in downtown Hudson near Amtrak Station across RR tracks on Water St. We also operate private group charters on request out of other locations in the Hudson Valley. Call with your location and for group pricing!
Cruises on the Spirit of Hudson and Little Spirit are offered seven days a week, subject to availability and severe weather conditions. Call for run times.
The Cruises vary from 45 minutes to 3 hours depending on the event offered.
You may invite guests to join you for the experience. We can accommodate up to 125 guest on our Paddle wheeler and 15 passengers on our 30ft Tour Boat, the Little Spirit.
Cruises may be canceled by severe weather such as high winds, thunderstorms, etc. Call prior to confirm. We generally go under most conditions "Rain or Shine" since we can be enclosed and still provide you with a great experience and maintaining safety. Note: During our cooler days and evenings, we have full heat and can be enclosed for events and performances.
Dress comfortably, layers and flat rubber-soled athletic shoes are recommended for the cruises.
Returning May-Oct, 2014, Hudson Cruises will operate the Hudson-Athens Ferry service between Hudson and Athens. We will operate Friday and Saturday evening schedules starting Memorial Day Weekend 2014. Pricing is $12 cash only for round trip. You may purchase advance tickets ahead of time or a book of 10 tickets for $10 per ticket. Call for more info at 518-822-1014 or purchase at the ferry.Note: Click here for more advertising info and rates.
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Welcome to Hudson Cruises Inc!
See you in 2014. Thank you!!
The "Spirit of Hudson", River Boat cruising the Hudson!
Who We Are!
Hudson Cruises Inc, featured in USA Todays Travel Tips is based 2 hours north of NYC in Hudson NY, one of the premier Arts and Cultural centers outside of NYC. Read all about it here in the Chronogram Magazine. We operate from May-October and offer cruise and charter services and also dockside events 7 days a week. Just a short distance from NY, Boston, and Montreal. Visitors from near and far can experience and see what the Hudson Valley has to offer. We feature charter services out of Hudson, Poughkeepsie, Rhinecliff and Kingston, NY along with other Hudson Valley locations.
In addition to our Cruises and Events, you may visit gotohudson for a complete listing of many things to see and do around the city with our partner businesses. If you are staying at one of the local Inns or hotels, or on a day trip, include us in your planning and come enjoy your experience and see what Hudson Cruises is all about!
Travel by Train: If traveling by train, Amtrak offers a 15% off lowest fare discount from Penn Station-Hudson or Hudson-Penn round trip when purchased minimum 3 days advance online.
Travel by Car: You will find us very accessable from NYS Thruway, or Taconic State Parkway via google maps.
Travel by Plane: Columbia County Airport Ident-(1B1) is located 5 miles to the northeast of city with over a mile long asphalt surface able to handle small Cessnas to as large as a Global Express, and Gulfstream business jets with ample ramp space. 35 minute Helicopter service from Manhattan heliports is also available. Albany County Airport Ident-(ALB) is 45 minutes to the north for regular airline service.
Custom Charter Cruises
* Weddings, Retirements, Private Cruises, Fund Raisers, Corporate Events
Group Charters: Hudson-Athens-Catskill-Poughkeepsie-Rhinecliff-Kingston-Coxackie
We can accommodate up to 125 passengers on our Riverboat! We can arrange for catering from a variety of our partner Caterers, Bands, Dj's and planners for your special event. Whether it is a cruise, festival, college alumni gathering, retirements, weddings, corporate functions, etc, there is no better way to see so much, have a super time, and have great memories. Invite your friends or groups and enjoy a great time.
Dancing and Fun with the Junction 52 and Clear Channel 92.1 FM Dance Party Cruise!
Dance and Scenic Cruises
We provide many types of cruises and events. Whether it is a dance party, live entertainment, Friday evening TGIF, Sunday Jazz, or our sponsored cruises like from our friends at Clear Channel, we keep things fun and fresh. If you happen to be visiting upstate or from the local area, what a way to enjoy a fun event here, right on the Hudson River. Prices vary depending on the event. We also have mid week slots available for groups. Enjoy it with a loved one or your family and friends. Bus tours and large groups are welcome. Call for more info as at this time we are building our 2013 schedule. Stay tuned!
One the the Hudson Steamships cruising in front of Old Hudson Port Downtown!
The Sights and Sounds
Open and Customized scenic cruises bring so to 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.
We offer in conjunction with the Hudson Athens Lighthouse Association, lighthouse tours. See a part of history that still remains right off shore here in Hudson.
Cruises will depart from the Henry Hudson River Front Park in downtown Hudson.
We operate both vessels from May through October.
Departure Dates and Times: See our 2013 schedule!
Sunset Cruises depart from 6:00pm-8:00pm for two hours depending on the month of year.
TGIF 6pm-11pm Island Cruise and Dockside Party available, new for 2013.
Duration of the cruises are approximately 1 hour to 3 hours. These cruises may be customized based on customers request, prior reservation, or type of cruise offered. Our fall foliage cruises run approximately 1hr.
Note: Hudson Cruises at this time no longer honors coupons from "The Entertainment Guide" due to their chapter 7 bankruptcy filings in March 2013 also known as Entertainment Promotions. Local Newspapers and other locations still have been giving out these familiar guides giving deep discounts or free products to the public for which Entertainment Promotions no longer exist and can not financially support. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is due to other parties not affiliated with Hudson Cruises Inc. Thank you! http://www.freep.com/article/20130313/BUSINESS06/303130037/Troy-Entertainment-publisher-files-for-Chapter-7-bankruptcy
Note: We have a cash bar available on our Spirit of Hudson riverboat. In accordance with NYS liquor authority and our licensing, there is absolutely no bringing outside food or beverages on board. The 30ft Little Spirit 15 passenger tour boat does have allowances for bringing food and drink on board that vessel.
We also provide charter boat services for individuals on a seasonal basis who require photography services for Residential and Commercial Real estate, Property Management, Private Fishing Charters and River Surveillance and Hydro Research. We offer Boater Safety Courses for individuals requiring the certified NYS boater safety course. We also offer Salvage services with our other new acquired crane boat "Salvage I" as well as Marine Survey Services through Coast Marine Services.
Hudson Cruises Inc operates in accordance with the USCG regulations. Furthermore, we participant in a mandated drug and alcohol testing program and trained in First Aid/CPR. Safety is our priority while providing you a wonderful cruise experience!
Our 15 passenger Little Spirit 30 foot Tour Boat for small groups and charters!
Call us today or send us an email with your name, telephone number, and date of request. Thank you for your patronage.
HUDSON CRUISES INC.
P.O. Box 72 Water St - Hudson, NY 12534