Quack! Quack!Albany, NY -- Throughout 2009, the Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys are set to serve up some very special tours and fun times as the City of Albany celebrates the 400th anniversary of its discovery by explorer Henry Hudson.

The Ducks set sail for their 2009 season starting on Saturday, April 11, and continue daily tours by land and water through Oct. 31. What a fabulous family treat on Easter Sunday, April 12! Watch for new tours featuring Henry Hudson himself! For continuing updates, visit www.albanyaquaducks.com. For all there is to do and see during Albany’s Quadricentennial celebration, also visit www.hudson400.com and the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.albany.org. Special Trolley Times Sign up today for historic trolley tours of the Town of Bethlehem, part of Bethlehem’s Voyage 400 celebration of the Hudson. Special tour guide is Town Historian Susan Leath. Bethlehem tours are scheduled for March 6, March 20, April 4 and April 24. Reservations at www.albanyaquaducks.com. The Trolleys, too, are celebrating the Quadracentennial. Be sure to check out some special tours including Albany’s Political Graveyard on April 18, the Titanic and Other Steamboat Disasters on May 23 and Gravesites of the First Dutch Settlers on June 13 -- all three of which take place at Albany Rural Cemetery. Reservations and more information available through the Aqua Ducks Web site or by calling 518-462-3825. Kids Love Pirates & Pizza Hop aboard the Pirate Trolley for a new adventure trip, Pirates & Pizza, and fun for everyone. The Pirate crew will take you throughout Albany looking for treasure, telling tales and fending off enemy pirates. The tour is one hour before we return to The Orchard Tavern for pizza and soda. Dates: Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, April 24. Departs at 2 p.m. from The Orchard, 68 N. Manning Blvd, Albany. Make reservations via the Web site or by calling 518-462-3825. MEDIA CONTACT:Kathy Condon, Condon Communications, P.O. Box 4208, Albany, NY 12204; PH: 518-436-1103; FAX: 518-436-7346