Sunset Cruises on the Hudson River

Return to the romantic days when steamships coursed the great Hudson River taking families and business travelers from across the world for unforgettable journeys along the river. Empire Cruise Lines brings you unforgettable experiences in the Hudson Valley.

Conveniently located in the heart of the Hudson Valley in downtown Poughkeepsie. Only 5 minutes from US Route 9, the dock is located in Victor C Waryas Park and is a short walk from the Walkway Over The Hudson, the Children’s Museum and Metro North Railroads Poughkeepsie train station. A getaway is affordable and easy with Empire.

Cruise Schedule
Cruise Days Departure Times Tickets
2 Hour Morning Sightseeing Cruise Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 AM Tickets  
2 Hour Afternoon Sightseeing Cruise Tuesday through Sunday 2:30 PM Tickets  
Dinner Cruise Saturday 5:30 PM Tickets  
Evening Wine Cruise Every Other Friday 5:45 PM Tickets  
Light House Cruise Selected Dates 5:45 PM Tickets  

“Thank you for making our boat cruise on June 8th so nice. The boat ride was so relaxing and the staff was so gracious. Everyone had a very nice time. Our only complaint – it was only 2 hours!!! We could have stayed out on the river all day. It was a lovely cruise, and we would not hesitate to recommend Empire Cruise Lines to anyone interested in booking a cruise. Thanks again.” (Linda L)

Great Family Fun

Great Family Fun

Please check out the menu on the right side of the page for details on each type of cruise and rest assured that no matter what you’re looking for in a cruise Empire Cruise Lines has just what you’re looking for.

Empire Cruise Lines is proud to offer worry-free private charters. Our professional crew will provide your company with the perfect setting for corporate entertaining.

Our summer menu will be in place soon and we are proud to be working with Chef Joel Trocino, a graduate from the Culinary Institute Of America and local entrepreneur to tailor to the fall season menu.

See Our Calendar of events Remember, special events run frequently in addition to the weekly dinner, brunch and leisure cruises.

** all prices are subject to change and a minimum passenger count is required for us to cruise**


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Get info, check availability and book tickets for a Hudson River Dinner Cruise. Or, to book by phone call(845) 345 8510 or (855) 266-4775 Toll Free

Empire Cruise Lines specializes in personalized services. If there is something you desire for that special event with family, friends or business occasions just let know and we will be glad to create an occasion like no other.