Taking Back Summer Nights

“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James

“Summer days drifting away, to uh oh, those summer nights” — “Summer Nights,” from Grease

Who are we to argue with one of the great American writers, or a classic American movie? We love summer here at Hudson River Cruises and we admit that when the calendar turns from July over to August every year, we get a little panicky.

If you’re like us, you probably find yourself grumbling something along the lines of, “What?!? It’s August already?!? I NEED more summer!” Hudson River Cruises is here to help. While we obviously can’t slow down the calendar, we can certainly give you some great ideas on how to GET MORE SUMMER!

One of the great things about summer is that we’re all usually less tied to a schedule. Given that freedom though, we’re all a little guilty of letting too many days slip by without embracing some fun summer activities. We can tell you with great pride that one of the top things to do in the Hudson Valley is to take a sightseeing cruise down the historic Hudson River.

The great thing about our Happy Hour Cruises is that they run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays—the middle of the week, when most of us have the least amount of things going on. And trust us, our 5:30 p.m. Happy Hour Cruise is one the most relaxing, laid-back and enjoyable ways to spend a summer evening that you can possibly imagine.
With $4 craft beers and $5 call brands and a snack bar on board, you and your friends, co-workers and family can relax, tell stories, laugh and take in the majestic and historic views that can only be seen on the Hudson River. Imagine if you will: a beautiful New York evening, with a setting sun casting a warm glow on one of the legendary bodies of water in the continental United States. We promise you it’s an evening that will be a highlight of your summer and one you’ll cherish forever.

Don’t Miss Out on Thunder Ridge!

Speaking of unforgettable summer nights, don’t miss out on Thunder Ridge, who’ll be playing our Sunset Music Cruise on Friday, August 10th. This 2.5 hour cruise is highlighted by one of the most popular country-rock bands in the area who cover songs by Garth Brooks, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, the Eagles and more—everything from today’s hot country to classic rock ‘n roll, Thunder Ridge will have you dancing and singing along to your favorite songs.

This cruise is a blast and sells out pretty fast, so don’t miss out– get your tickets now!

Those summer days are drifting away—sign up for one of our sightseeing cruises or a DJ or live music cruise now—make the most of your summer!

Check out Hudson River Cruises full schedule of sightseeing cruises here.