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Private Charter Information
Thank you for your interest in Dutch Apple Cruises. Our goal is to provide an entertaining and memorable cruise for your group on one of America’s most historic and scenic waterways, The Hudson.
The “DUTCH APPLE II” is a modern vessel with a capacity of 150 people. The middle deck area is enclosed, offering a full bar, tables and of course a dance floor where our entertainment is performed. The upper deck is open and has tables and chairs. The lower deck is fully enclosed with two restrooms, buffet area and seating for seventy people. The two fully enclosed decks are equipped with air-conditioning and heat.
The following services are always available:
The Dutch Apple is catered by Nicole’s catering in Albany. Pricing varies according to menu selections. You may provide your own catering firm if you wish. Caterers shall provide all amenities required. (Extra charges also apply if staff is needed to serve your guests with private caterers.) Beverages are not allowed to be brought on board.
Our bands or D.J. services have a wide variety of music available, and are compatible with the vessel. Our DJ services vary in price from $300 to $700 dollars, depending upon the occasion and the duration of the cruise.
No outside liquids or beverages (even bottled water) are allowed to be brought on board the Dutch Apple. All beverages must be purchased through Dutch Apple Cruises. Beverage options include: a cash bar, where all guests pay per drink on their own, which is always available. A tab bar, where a dollar amount is established and 18 percent service charge 8 percent NYS sales tax is added to the final bill. We also have three different open bar packages avaiable. If an open bar selection is your preference, an 18 percent service charge 8 percent sales tax will be added to your final bill.
You are invited to decorate the boat to fit your theme, and commercial services are always welcome. We suggest flowers, balloons and/or streamers. Make sure to allow additional time for you to set up. No flamed candles, confetti/glitter permitted. You may join any cruise as a group, but to obtain sole use of the vessel you must charter the vessel. If you wish use of the vessel only, the following rates apply: