We offer cruises North up the Hudson, through the Troy Federal Lock or South down the Hudson, to the sleepy village of Castleton-on-Hudson.

Both trips are steeped with history and interesting sights. As always, a science instructor and Hudson River historian, who has proficient knowledge regarding the ecology of the Hudson River will accompany your group.

Your group will learn about every aspect of the Hudson, from the history of the Dutch settlement, to the ecology and the infiltration of exotic species like the zebra mussel, to the pollution and constant rehabilitation that the river undergoes.

Dutch Apple School Group Rates:

  Adults Children
1½ Hour Southern Sightseeing Cruise (open to the public) $17 pp $11 pp
2½ Hour Northern Lock Cruise (open to the public) $19 pp $13 pp
1½ Hour Southern Sightseeing Cruise Charter (private) $1,100  
2½ Hour Northern Lock Cruise Charter (private) $1,400  

*Charters are private cruises for your group only and can hold up to 150 students


Pat Web 350x233We have also recently partnered with the Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to offer a joint class trip program called “The Hudson River Voyage.” This unique experience includes an introduction to Early Dutch Life in Albany at the Albany Visitors Center and an adventure on the Hudson River with Dutch Apple Cruises. Students will become a part of Henry Hudson's crew and will work together to complete Henry's harrowing journey.

The river cruise will include a guided tour and hands on nautical themed learning stations related to the Half Moon's 1609 expedition. Available for Grades K-12.

Please note that cruise duration for joint program is only 45-60 minutes.

ACCVB Program runs mid April - October.
Cost: $10 per person / minimum group fee is $500.

Please call 518-463-0220 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a cruise or to receive more information.