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Dutch Apple Cruises

All aboard the Dutch Apple Cruises! Embark on the Hudson River and learn about the rich history of the capital city.

About the Dutch Apple

Explore the scenic Hudson River and enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience aboard Dutch Apple Cruises!

The Dutch Apple II was built in 1986 at Scarano Boat Building Inc. Originally, the boat navigated the waters of the Hudson River and ferried passengers to and from ports between Albany and New York City. To craft the boat, Scarano Boat Building Inc. used wood species that are both native to the region and traditional for building boats. As a result, the Dutch Apple is a beautiful blend of classic styling and welcoming elegance.

Dutch Apple Offerings

Dutch Apple Cruises comes equipped with many options to satisfy anyone’s interests. The Albany sightseeing tour heads south to Van Weis Point before returning to Albany. For the first half of the tour, a Hudson River historian will narrate the history of Albany. For the second half, passengers are able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Sightseeing cruises begin boarding at 12:30 p.m., depart at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 2:30 p.m. For more information about upcoming sightseeing cruises, visit here. Or, to learn more about special events, check out their calendar here.

Besides sightseeing cruises, Dutch Apple Cruises offers private rentals, land tours and  school/camp trips.

“A perfect combination of historical information and gorgeous scenery.”

—Andromeda B., Yelp

Take Amtrak to Dutch Apple Cruises

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in NYC

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all Albany has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!