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Leaf Peeping Seasonis here

Come aboard the Rip Van Winkle to enjoy the beautiful Hudson River in all its fall colored glory, book a sightseeing cruise now through October.

A Note AboutParking for Tours on Sunday October 8th

The Italian Festival is taking place in area of the Rip Van Winkle.

Please note instructions for alternate parking:
Shuttle busses will be running from the following locations for the Italian Festival:

  • Kingston Plaza by Herzogs
  • Cornell St Parking Lot (behind Tony's Pizza) #2
  • Kingston Point

The shuttles will be running approximately every 10 minutes from these locations. The shuttles run from 12:30 PM until 7:00 PM and are FREE to ride with drop offs at Broadway and Abeel Street. For those with special needs, ADA-accessible shuttles will run from Kingston Point Beach to the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

Welcome toHudson River Cruises

For over 35 years, Hudson River excursions with Hudson River Cruises has provided passengers a first hand view of the historic shoreline from the decks of the Rip Van Winkle. From our location in the heart of the Hudson River Valley in Kingston NY, Hudson River Cruises provides a delightfully unique opportunity to explore this scenic shoreline.

As you relax on the cool shaded deck of the Rip Van Winkle, visit our beverage & snack bars for tasty refreshments. Your experienced guide will point out millionaires' sumptuous estates, picturesque Hudson river lighthouses and quaint sleepy villages surrounded by the natural beauty of vineyards, orchards and scenic preservation sites.


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