Take to the water on the Rip Van Winkle and make your special event an evening to remember. Cruise past elegant waterfront mansions, lighthouses, and the beautiful natural landscape under a setting sun. The Rip Van Winkle can accommodate 100-175 people for your exclusive event; whether a company outing, family reunion, or an unforgettable Hudson River wedding cruise. Our cruises are a uniquely special way to commemorate any occasion:

  • Weddings
  • Business meetings
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Anniversary or birthday parties
  • Family or class reunions

One of our preferred catering companies will provide your guests with a delicious meal on board the Rip Van Winkle customized to your needs. Our beverage service has options to fit your day – your guests can enjoy a cool drink from our fully stocked bar, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Hudson River Cruises will make your special day a memorable one! Cruise on a private tour boat, relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of this historic region.

Call 1-800-843-7472 or 845-340-4700 to book your event!

Base price

Contact our sales department at 845-340-4700 or email sales@hudsonrivercruises.com to check availability and pricing. Or you may fill out this form to request a quote www.hudsonrivercruises.com/contact-availability/


Customize your evening with one of our caterers. You will work with them for all menu/pricing options.

  • The Bowery Dugout (845) 331-7200
  • Mariner’s Harbor (845) 340-8051
  • Home Plate Deli (845) 336-7384
  • Joe Beez (845) 334-9501
  • Savona’s Trattoria (845)-339-6800
  • Ole Savannah (845) 331-4283

Note: $400 surcharge if another commercial licensed caterer is used.

Beverage Service

  • Open Bar: $25/person (3 hours) (beer, wine, soda and liquor)
  • Modified Open Bar: $21.00/person (soda, wine and beer – cash liquor purchase)
  • Cash Bar: Drinks purchased on an individual basis.

Bar charges are payable at the time of your cruise and subject to 8.00% NYS Sales Tax & 15% service charge.


You may hire a band or DJ of your choice. You can also connect an iPod to our sound system if you prefer.

Equipment Rental

Round and rectangular tables are available to rent through our business office. Feel free to call or email us to have your questions answered. Linens can be rented through your caterer. Chairs are provided at no additional cost.

Other Information

  • Credit Card accepted
  • Deposit if 50% of price is due upon signing contract. Private charter cruise dates are not guaranteed until contract is signed and deposit has been received.
  • Dining Capacity: 100-175 persons.
  • Floor Plan: Main Deck – partially enclosed. Open upper deck, roof covering with fixed bench seats for 150.
  • Restroom Facilities: Main deck only
  • Handicapped accessibility: call for explanation.