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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany

  • 90-minute cruise from Albany on the Hudson River
  • Learn about the history of Albany and the nearby area from a Hudson River historian
  • Gawk at eagles and other wildlife
Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany
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Hudson River Sightseeing Cruise from Albany
Cruise the mighty Hudson River aboard the ‘Dutch Apple II’ on this 90-minute Albany, N.Y., sightseeing tour. Listen closely as a Hudson River expert talks about the history of the region and the river, including the evolution of industries. Explore the boat itself, crafted from the popular Hudson River Dayliners of yesteryear, and enjoy the view outside as barges, freighters and tugboats pass by. Bring a camera and/or binoculars to capture the eagles and other wildlife that occupy the region. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.
What to Expect
The Dutch Apple II, a 65-foot boat, is derived from popular Hudson River Dayliners which used to ferry people from New York City to Albany. Today it is used for comfortable 90-minute cruises to show off the splendid nature and landscape around the Hudson River.

Hop on the Dutch Apple II to begin the 90-minute cruise on the Hudson River. The guide, a Hudson River historian, regales you with interesting tales of Albany’s past and discusses the historic homes that line the riverbanks. Keep your eyes open and your binoculars out to spot eagles and other wildlife.

At Van Weis Point, the boat makes a slow U-turn and heads back to Albany, as the guide continues to share the history of the area. Sit back on a comfortable seat, perhaps enjoying a drink or refreshment from the cash bar.
Reviews (129)
1 - 5 of 117 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Fabulous Trip. Fabulous Value.

Tour up and down the river lasted approx. 90 minutes and was very well organised. Great vessel with excellent facilities and very knowledgeable guide. Great trip. The cheapest trip I arranged on a recent visit to the USA but one of the best. Great value...More

Thank dblakeborough1
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not Too Short and Not Too Long

There is loads of seating, both inside and out, on three different decks. We appreciated the general interest narration for the first half of the trip. We went on a weekday when there was a lot of activity around the Port of Albany that was...More

Thank Susanarl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sightseeing tour that is not overly crowded!

My family and I love you travel and take tours when we get to a new area. One of the worst things on many tours is how overcrowded they can be. The tour we took on the Hudson with Dutch Apple Cruises was full but...More

Thank MaryRLa
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Lovely Trip

A lovely trip to spend an hour and a half. The crew was very knowledgeable, and the ship was very pleasant. It was a little disappointing at how short the trip was.

Thank cbthies
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Best river cruise in the Capital city

The perfect size boat. Crew is there to see you have a great trip. Cold soft drinks and coattails and a 3 hour river tour. They also have special dinner cruises and night party cruises. Been on the boat several times. Family friendly except for...More

Thank Dennis M
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20 July 2018|
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Response from Cynthia S | Reviewed this property |
There is a nice ramp going on this boat.