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Hudson Valley SightSeeing!
Wed, Sat, Sun 1pm-2:30pm,
Scenic Hudson Valley Sightseeing Cruises are a beautiful way to see the Hudson Valley. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays with an additional Thursday Evening Sunset Sightseeing. While on the vessel, one can view the Hudson River Valley seeing the beautiful sights of the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. See Bald Eagles, Ospreys, and Herons that are frequent and exciting to see. Also see views of Olana, the former home of famous Hudson River Artist Frederick Church. All this on the majestic Hudson River! Already started in June we added a Wednesday mid-week sightseeing and Thursday Evening Sunset Sightseeing for mid-week visitors to Hudson and area. As a reminder, you can win a gift certificate to one of the area restaurants during our Sunday cruises. Sightseeing Cruises will sail out of Hudson NY. Book now under our ZERVE Sight Seeing Cruise Reservation Link. Thank you and look forward to seeing you this spring!
Hudson Blues Cruise
Friday July 10th 8:00pm-10:00pm,
One of the best spots to enjoy some great blues is cruising the Hudson River. Our Blues Island Cruise will depart from Downtown Hudson at the Henry Hudson River Front Park and cruise down the river to Catskill point and then north to Athens and back to port. This 2 hour cruise will be the most exciting time of fun you might get to spend in Hudson. Professional Blues Duet, "Lucia and Levi" will bring some great blues on deck live on board for a cool and smooth evening. Full cash bar available to enjoy your favorite drinks. Reserve now while tickets last under our ZERVE Hudson Valley Blues Cruise Reservation Link. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday July 11th 8:00pm-10:00pm,
Hudson Cruises is the ideal platform for viewing an awesome fireworks display on the the Hudson River. You and your friends can enjoy an up close personal view of the Athens Street Festival Fireworks Display on the cruise boat while enjoying music and cocktails aboard "The Spirit of Hudson". This makes a perfect evening of fun and excitement for all! Full cash bar available to enjoy your favorite drinks. Reserve now while tickets last under our ZERVE Fireworks Reservation Link. We look forward to seeing you on this very popular event!
Saturday July 11th 11:00am-3:30 pm,
We start the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Tours the second Saturday of July, August, September and October. Tickets are available for departures from eith Hudson or Athens for a guided tour of this historic Lighthouse built in the mid 1800's. Reserve tickets under our ZERVE Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Reservation Link. Please Select Lighthouse tour from Hudson or From Athens under Lighthouse Tours. What a wonderful way to explore more history from the historic whaling port city of Hudson!
Hudson Folk/Pop Cruise
Friday July 17th 8:00pm-10:00pm,
Come and enjoy an eclectic mix of folk, pop, country and rock for a cool and smooth evening for everyone to enjoy. Featured is the ever popular "The Waldorfs"! Our specialty Music Cruise will depart from Downtown Hudson at the Henry Hudson River Front Park and cruise down the river to Catskill point and then north to Athens and back to port. This 2 hour cruise will be the most exciting time of fun you might get to spend in Hudson. Professional Duet, "The Waldorfs" will bring some super music on deck for a cool and fun evening. Full cash bar available to enjoy your favorite drinks. Reserve now while tickets last under our ZERVE Hudson Folk/Pop Cruise Reservation Link. We look forward to seeing you!
Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise
Friday July 24th 7:00pm-9:30pm,
If you're looking for a little intrigue on the water, a Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise is just for you. Hudson Cruises along with "2 of Us Productions" have thrilled guest with these fun and suspense filled entertaining cruises. Guests are encouraged to uncover clues and compare notes with other guest during this production of "Last Call At Chez Morte" during our continuing Murder Mystery Series. The guest who figures out "whodunit" leaves with a Murder Mystery prize of the evening! This Murder Mystery Cruise combined with a wonderful dinner aboard the luxurious yacht "The Marika", this makes a perfect evening of murder and mayhem and fun for all! Reserve ahead of time under our ZERVE Murder Mystery Reservation Link. We look forward to seeing you!.
The Ferry Season is in operation now from May-Sept 2015. Hudson Cruises operates the Hudson-Athens Ferry service between Hudson and Athens from 5pm-10:30pm Friday and Saturday evenings. Pricing is $12 r/t cash only. You may purchase advance tickets on boat ahead of time or buy a 10 ticket block at only $10 per ticket saving 18% a ticket. New for 2015 we will offer a Pre-Paid Unlimited Seasons Pass for riders who would like this option. Also make sure to visit one of our sponsors, Crossroads Brewing for top local beers and great dining or just down the street, visit The Stewart House and show your ferry ticket and receive your second drink free or recieve 10% only off dinner per ticket holder. For riders from Greene County, visit The Red Dot at 321 Warren St in Hudson and show your ferry ticket and recieve 10% only off dinner per ticket holder.
2015 Season Booking
From Your Cruise Team,
Welcome to Hudson Cruises 2015 Season. We are already taking charter reservations for the 2015 season which runs from May-October. Private Events and Cruises such as Family Reunions, Weddings, Sightseeing Cruises, Special Events, Bus Tours, just to name a few can be made by calling 518-822-1014 and one of our representatives will be more than happy to work with you. Weddings? We our based in Hudson NY and only a short drive from the Berkshires, Capital Region, or Kingston/Poughkeepsie and less then 2 hours from Manhattan. 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. Thank you!
Season Wedding Bookings
2015 Wedding Season Packages,
2015 will be a busy season for us with our wedding packages and we are already booking now. Every year we book numerous weddings and events on our "Spirit of the Hudson" Riverboat and our 100 foot 2 deck Luxury Cruise Yacht, The Marika. We can host your wedding on your own private boat with your wedding party. Whether you are from the area or want to come upstate for that wonderful wedding in the Hudson Valley, a beautiful Wedding event in the beautiful Hudson Valley is the way to go and we are one of the very few who can offer this service locally in the mid-Hudson valley!
Your Special Wedding Cruise Event.
We suggest you work with a wedding planner to arrange the fine details for your special event or contact us directly for planning and pricing. Contact us at 518.822.1014
Note: You could arrive via Amtrak from NY with your guest and go directly to our boat to celebrate your event or stay in the area.
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 on 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 4 hours depending on the event offered.
You may invite guests to join you for the experience. We can accommodate up to 150 guest on our "Marika Yacht", 49 on the "Spirit on Hudson" and 14 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.
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Welcome to Hudson Cruises Inc!
Lighthouse Tours & Sightseeing. Also Don't Miss The Blues Cruise, Fireworks Cruise, Folk/Pop Cruise and Murder Mystery This Month. Book Now!
The "Marika", our 100ft Luxury Cruise Yacht for your special event and specialty cruises.
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. Also see our Customer Reviews direct from our Zerve customers. We operate from May-October and offer Public Cruises and Private Charter Services and Special 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 beautiful Hudson Valley has to offer.
The "Spirit on Hudson", River Boat cruising the Hudson!
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 in one of the downtown hotels such as The Barlow Hotel or the St. Charles Hotel, or if 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. We are located right behind the Hudson Amtrak train station.
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
We can accommodate your special event on one of our 3 vessels! We can arrange for catering from a variety of our partner Caterers, planners for your special event. Whether it is a cruise, festival, college alumni gathering, retirements, weddings, corporate functions, bus tours, etc, there is no better way to see so much, have a super time, and have great memories. Invite your friends, family and guest and enjoy a great time.
The Marika, our latest addition to the fleet is a 100ft luxury cruise yacht is available for special events. Visit The Marika weblink for more information.
We provide many types of cruises and events. Friday evening Murder Mystery, Weekend Hudson Valley Sightseeing, or our sponsored cruises 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 availability for group charters. Enjoy it with a loved one or your family and friends. Bus tours and large groups are welcome. Call 518-822-1014!
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. Also check out our other cruises to the Kingston Rondout and Esopus Meadows Light Houses from Kingston, NY. Available now!
Cruises will depart from the Henry Hudson River Front Park in downtown Hudson.
We operate our vessels from May through October.
Departure Dates and Times: See our 2015 Zerve Calendar!
Duration of the cruises are approximately 1 hour to 4 hours. These cruises may be customized based on customers request, prior reservation, or type of cruise offered. Our fall foliage cruises run approximately 1hr30min.
Note: We have a cash bar available on our Spirit on Hudson Riverboat and The Marika Yacht. In accordance with NYS liquor authority and our licensing, there is absolutely no bringing outside food or beverages on board. The 30ft Little Spirit 14 passenger tour boat does have allowances for bringing food and drink on board that vessel.
Our own Captain Stan has published a book on sale with extensive information titled "The Hudson Troy to the Battery" available during anyone of our cruises. See deckhand for details when on cruise.
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 14 passenger Little Spirit 30 foot Tour Boat for small groups and charters!
518-822-1014 or 914-388-2949