Dual Lighthouse Solaris Cruise | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Dual Lighthouse Solaris Cruise


Hudson River Maritime Museum,
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY, NY 12401

41.918879 -73.980920

County: Ulster
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 1, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 8, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 15, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 22, 2024, 10:00AM
  • September 29, 2024, 10:00AM


Event Type Hudson River Estuary Exploration/Environmental Education Description Experience stunning views of the Esopus Meadows and Rondout Lighthouses on the Hudson River during this popular two-hour cruise each Sunday morning! Marking the entrance to Rondout Creek (Kingston, NY), the Rondout Lighthouse is a beautiful yellow brick structure. Completed in 1915, it is still a working navigational light. Located off of Black Creek in the Town of Esopus, the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse warned mariners away from the "Esopus Meadows," a shallow marshy area that the lighthouse is named after. Finished in 1871, it is the only wooden lighthouse left on the Hudson River. These are two of the remaining seven lighthouses on the Hudson River. Each has a long history as a beacon of light for mariners and home to lighthouse keepers and their families. Please note: On this sightseeing cruise, Solaris does not stop at either lighthouse. To visit the interior of the Rondout Lighthouse, please register for the Rondout Lighthouse Tour. Organization Hosting the Event Hudson River Maritime Museum Phone Number 8453380071


Advance registration required.

Additional Information

Additional Equipment Required: Boarding Solaris requires passengers to move down a metal gangway, across a floating dock, and down three steps to the passenger deck of the tour boat. Please note that these spaces are not ADA accessible for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids, and that it is up to each passenger’s discretion on their ability to board and disembark the vessel.

Event Duration (hours): 2

Family Friendly
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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