Climb aboard the ‘Dutch Apple II’ for a 90-minute ride along the Hudson River. A Hudson River historian narrates along the way, sharing historical anecdotes and recalling interesting facts about the history of Albany and surrounding area. Bring binoculars to spot eagles or just sit back and enjoy the views of the lush nature and historic houses that line the riverbanks.
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.