Set Sail With These Fun Hudson River Cruises Around Westchester

As summer settles in, it’s smooth sailing from now til fall.

As summer settles in, it’s smooth sailing from now until fall thanks to these Hudson River cruises around the Westchester County region.

Trinity Cruise Company


Departing from Riverfront Green Park, Trinity offers trips on a former USCG Buoy Tender Evening Star from Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the summer. (914.589.7773;

Public Cruises

($6-$18 kids/$12-$28 adults):
• Public sightseeing cruises (3 hrs)
• Summer cruises (1 hr)
• Public sunset cruises (1.5 hrs)

Specialty Cruises:

• Peekskill Brewery cruises (Sunday afternoons during summer)
♦ First glass included
• Sangria Cruise(Sunday evenings during summer)
♦ First glass included
• Dylan’s Wine Tasting Cruise (monthly)
♦ Wine and food pairings provided
• Fall Foliage Cruise (mid-Sept to late Oct)

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Each Hudson River cruise offers beer and wine, but a packed picnic is suggested. Passengers should purchase tickets a week in advance.

River Rose Cruises


Board the authentic Mississippi paddle wheeler River Rose as it motors down the Hudson as far south as Cold Spring. With both themed public cruises and private charters, Capt. John “Duke” Panzella is your guide to the majestic river. (845.562.1067;

River Rose offers narrated sightseeing Hudson River cruises covering various points of interest ($15 kids/$22 adults), including:

• Bannerman’s Island
• Catskill Water Aqueduct
• World’s End
• West Point

The River Rose boasts:

• Two observation decks
• Buffet-style dining, custom menus available
• Two dining rooms
• Two full bars
• Private-charter cruises
• Live band/DJ options
• Sunday brunch & dinner cruises
• Dance-party cruises

Classic Harbor Line

Chelsea Piers, Manhattan

Spend a summer day with Classic Harbor Line on their 9-hour cruise to Bear Mountain. Departing from Chelsea Piers, on the 1920s-style, 80’ Manhattan, Classic Harbor Line promises an action-packed cruise. (212.627.1825;

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Bear Mountain Cruise

($98 for kids; $182 for adults, including food [$122 w/o food]):
• Northbound trip up the Hudson (3 hrs)
• Visit-the-park options (3 hrs)
• Hike Bear Mountain
• Go to Trailside Zoo
• Row Hessian Lake
• Open breakfast buffet
• Down-river picnic

The Manhattan includes:

• Teak decks
• An outdoor deck
• An all-glass observatory
• A well-appointed bar with extensive alcohol selection

These cruises only run four times throughout the summer and fill up fast. Tickets can be purchased online.

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