Hudson River
Hudson River crossing the woods of New York State
Hudson River crossing the woods of New York State

Hudson River Tours and Tickets

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An inspiration for artists, a scenic escape for New York City dwellers, a vital artery for commerce, and a designated American Heritage River, the Hudson River plays a crucial role in many facets of New York State life. The river is a magnet for locals and visitors, attracting pleasure cruisers, campers, history buffs, and hikers alike.

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Q:How long is a Hudson River cruise?
A:That depends. The Hudson River extends for some 315 miles (507 kilometers), from the Adirondacks to New York City. Most people access the river from the city—and most urban cruises stay local and last from one to several hours—but boat tours that go beyond city limits last longer.
Q:What types of tours can you do on the Hudson River?
A:There are many ways to explore the Hudson River. If you're in New York City, boat tours offer top-notch skyline views, while riverside bike tours present a different perspective. River cruises also depart from upstate locations like Albany and Kingston; time your visit for fall for the best foliage views.
Q:Where do Hudson River cruises start from?
A:That depends. If you're exploring the section of the river that runs through New York City, most boat tours depart from Chelsea Piers on the west side of Manhattan. Beyond city limits, upstate river tours depart from Hudson River Valley hubs like Albany and Kingston.
Q:Are there restrooms onboard a Hudson River cruise?
A:Yes, most Hudson River cruises offer restrooms, although it may depend on whether you choose a short boat tour of New York City or a lengthier journey. Many tours are conducted on heritage schooners or spacious yachts, and most have on-board restroom facilities. Some also have bars and other hospitality offerings.
Q:Do Hudson River cruises run all year round?
A:Yes, you'll be able to find a boat cruise no matter the season. Many tours that explore New York's Hudson River offer trips year-round—including special New Year's Eve and New Year's Day excursions. However, some tour providers do limit or cease tour options in the colder months.
Q:Can you bring food onboard a Hudson River cruise?
A:That depends on the tour that you choose. Some of the most popular Hudson River boat tours are dinner excursions that include on-board buffets or multi-course meals, so bringing your own food won't work. However, some sightseeing tours do invite guests to bring their own snacks aboard.