Boat Rides at the Roundup

Tugboat Roundup Boat Tours

There are three options for boat rides at TBR!

The Caldwell Belle is an authentic sternwheel paddleboat providing river cruises on the Hudson throughout Tugboat Roundup weekend. Cruises leave about every 45 minutes. Tickets and boarding are at the battery (east end of festival). $10/adult, $5/child.

The W.O. Decker is the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat. 45 minutes rides on the Decker are at 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm on Saturday and at 10:30am and 1:30pm on Sunday. Passengers must be at least 8 years old. Tickets are $20/person, available at the Decker Tent, in front of the gangway near the Harbor Center. Credit cards are accepted.

Hudson View River Cruises’ pontoon tour boat is available to do Lock tours through Lock 2. This boat has a 6 person capacity. Tours will leave every 30 to 40 minutes. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child, sold on board. Boat loads just right of the gangway.

The Tugboat Roundup is 20!

2019 promises to be a banner year for the Tugboat Roundup as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. It’s also the 20th Roundup! Typically a 20th anniversary would fall on the 21st event, however the 2011 Tugboat Roundup was canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Although a small group of TBR enthusiasts gathered at Lock 2, along with a number of boats and their crews that were stranded due to damage to the canal system. There were three tugs, a very small parade, and plenty of congeniality. So whether or not that gathering can be counted as a Roundup continues to be debated.

Check back here as we update the schedule, sponsors, and other #TBR20 news!

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