Welcome to Hudson Cruises Inc!

Sightseeing Cruises start in May and now taking reservations for Mothers Day!!

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

We can accommodate your special event 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 River Sightseeing, 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 2014 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.

Lighthouse Tours
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 2014 schedule!

Sunset Cruises depart from 6:00pm-8:00pm for two hours depending on the month of year.

TGIF 7pm-10pm / 1 hour Island Cruise followed by Dockside Party, returns for 2014.

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 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!

Contact Info

Come Discover Hudson Cruises Today!

Call us today or send us an email with your name, telephone number, and date of request. Thank you for your patronage.

P.O. Box 72 Water St - Hudson, NY 12534
Tel: 518.822.1014
Cel: 914.388.2949
Fax: 845.658.2060
Email: arahaman@hvc.rr.com