Paperwork: All you would need to bring with you is your license or your MMC.
Location: The address of the dock where we meet is 270 E Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401. It is between Gill Street & Abruyn Street. Click on the link to open a Google map in a new window.
Time: We will meet at 0800 on the day of the class. We typically finish up around 1600 but may have to go longer depending on how the day goes. If travelling by air, we strongly recommend planning to arrive to the area at least the evening before the class and booking travel for no earlier than the morning after the class.
Lodging: We have arranged a discounted price of $109 per night at the Best Western Plus of Kingston, NY. The property is recently renovated, has a saltwater pool and includes a hot breakfast. To secure the discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 845-338-0400 and mention Diamond Marine Services. NOTE: If you need to get to the dock from the hotel and do not have access to a car, we recommend using UBER or LYFT.
Airports: The closest and most convenient airport to Kingston is Albany (ALB). Alternate airports for consideration include White Plains (HPN) and Stewart (SWF). Kingston is not too hard to get to from any of the big three NYC airports (JFK, LGA or EWR). If you fly in to one of those, you would have to figure about three hours (with stops and traffic) to get to Kingston. It is a pretty easy drive once you get about an hour out of NY.
Adirondack Trailways has bus service to Kingston from both the Albany Airport as well as from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NY (http://www.trailwaysny.com/). The bus station is walking distance from the Best Western Plus hotel.
Price: The total program costs $2000. We ask for a $300 deposit to hold your spot in the class. The balance of $1700 can be paid at the class with a check or cash.