News & Events
May 24th TGIF Cruise $10
TGIF Evening Cruise Special,
Starting on May 24th at 6pm, we'll be open dockside with full bar for Friday evenings "TGIF. To add even more value and fun, we are throwing in even more. Sailing at 7:30pm, for a special low price of only $10, we are offering a 1 hour Music cruise with DJ Roddy. Sailing around the Island and past Athens, and back to Hudson via the Hudson Athens Light house, then returning to continue more dockside action with continuation of full bar and DJ dance fun till 11pm. Tell all your friends. Call 518-822-1014 for details.
May 24th Hudson-Athens Ferry
The Hudson-Athens Ferry,
continues service again for 2013 starting Memorial Day weekend, Friday and Saturday evenings May24th from 5pm-10:30pm. $12 R/T per passenger. Buy a book of 10 advanced tickets for discounted price of $10 p/ticket. Also soon, we'll be announcing additional discounts for ferryboat passengers with our local restaurant and business sponsors when you show a stamped ticket. Details to follow soon. Call 518-822-1014 for details
May 26th Sightseeing
Sightseeing Cruise Special,
May 26th from 1pm-2:30pm we will begin our Sunday afternoon sightseeing special. Tell all your friends. We also can do a large sightseeing cruise of 40 passengers or more during the morning if you have a large group available. Call 518-822-1014 for details and reservations. Walk-ons are accepted.
May 27th Sightseeing
Sightseeing Memorial Day Cruise,
We will be having a Memorial Day sight seeing cruise on May 27th from 1pm-2:30pm. Tell all your friends. Large groups are accepted. We also can do a large sightseeing cruise of 40 passengers or more during the morning if you have a large group available. Call 518-822-1014 for details and reservations. Walk-ons are accepted.
Flag Day Dockside,
Saturday June 8th from 12-11pm, we will hold our annual Flag Day Dockside Event. Come on down to the Spirit of Hudson and enjoy a nice refreshing cocktail with our bar and relax along the river during Flag Day. Also stay on board and watch the fireworks during the evening from our awesome vantage point. Also we will be operating our ferry boat back and forth to Athens fro Hudson during those hours, so that Green County residents and come and see the Flag Day Festivities or scoot on over to Athens and visit Crossroads Brewing for some exceptional craft beers. Call 518-822-1014 for info.
Fathers Day Dinner Cruise,
Sunday June 16th from 2:30-5pm, sailing out of Hudson NY, we will hold our annual Fathers Day Cruise Special. Take Dad out on his special day for a wonderful afternoon dinner buffet, and music cruise. Tickets on sale now at $45 per passenger and $15 per child 12 years old and under. Limited amount of tickets available. Call 518-822-1014 for info and reservations now before we sell out.
June 21st TGIF Cruise $10
TGIF Evening Cruise Special,
Agian we'll be open dockside with full bar for "TGIF. To add even more value and fun, we are throwing in even more. Sailing at 8:30pm, for a special low price of only $10, we are offering a 1 hour Music cruise with DJ Roddy. Sailing around the Island and past Athens, and back to Hudson via the Hudson Athens Light house, then returning to continue more dockside action with continuation of full bar and DJ dance fun till 11pm or later. Tell all your friends. Call 518-822-1014 for details.
Book for 2013 Summer Season
Booking Information for 2013 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
2013 Wedding Season Packages,
2012 is going to be a big season for us with our wedding packages. Every year we book numerous weddings on our "Spirit of the Hudson" Paddlewheeler. We can arrange for your wedding to be on your own private boat with up to 100 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 hour Cruise Wedding Package
$6500 special for fully handled event.
Call us now 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.
Commencing from May-Oct, 2013, Hudson Cruises will be operating the Hudson-Athens Ferry service between Hudson and Athens. We will operate Friday and Saturday evening schedules starting May 18th. 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!
Hudson Cruises 10th Year Anniversary!
The 125 passenger "Spirit of Hudson", Paddle Wheel Vessel 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 ship! 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, Saturday morning Cafe Cruise, 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 Dockside Bar and cruise 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: We have a cash bar available on our 125 passenger Spirit of Hudson. 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.
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