Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 47 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc...


Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. Now booking February-March Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises!


Gift Certificates

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Please click "More" below. A Gift Certificate for a RiverQuest cruise works for all ages, never goes out of style and never expires! We offer relaxing Sunset and Daytime Cruises and lots of Special Cruises throughout the year!





We are hearing concern for Saturday, 02-25, because of the iffy weather reports. Know that we will not go out if viewing and comfort are compromised. You will NOT be charged if we do cancel, so, don't be afraid to book the cruise based only on the weather report. A low cloud "ceiling" is usually the best for eagle viewing because it keeps them low. If we do decide to cancel, we will make the decision on Friday evening for the 9:00am and Saturday am for the 11:30am and 2:00pm, or earlier if it is a no brainer. PLEASE do not call with concerns. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks! Fingers crossed.

NOTE: Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises depart from the Connecticut River Museum in ESSEX! After March, we are back to Haddam.

NOTE: We are sold out on many cruises, however, try to book anyway because things  change and sometimes we are unable to keep up with the updates!

Another NOTE: If you need to contact us, email is better than a phone message! Thanks. :-) 


Schedule for the upcoming week. Please check our CALENDAR for more dates.


Friday, February 24:

Room at 10:00am and at 12:30pm  


Saturday, February 25:

Room on 9:00am and 2:00pm. 11:30am is Sold Out.


Sunday, February 26:

Room on 9:00am. 11:30am and 2:00pm are Sold Out.


If you want to go in early spring instead of winter, we also offer a wonderful Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruise. New to the calendar and booking now!


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises also booking now!


Calendar Reservations





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Some handsome young Bald Eagles. Lots this year!




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River Updates



We are having fun! Very successful cruises! Our timing has been good, so, eagle viewing has been great! We have been seeing between 15 to 42 (yes, we broke our record of 41 on the 9:00am cruise, Saturday February 18) on the of the cruises. We have seen perched eagles, flying eagles and some very good aerial displays of eagles interacting with each other. We also have seen all three Mergansers (Common, Hooded and Red Breasted), Ruddy Duck, Ring Necked Ducks, Red Tailed Hawk, dark morph and a light morph Rough Legged Hawk, Northern Harriers (including the male “Gray Ghost”), Canada Geese, Mute Swans, Great Cormorants, Red Throated and Common Loons and a Harbor or Harp Seal...and I’m sure I am missing a few spottings. We also have had GREAT passengers on board. Lots of fun. Looking forward to more cruises…….we will be going out on Friday at 10:00am and 12:30pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm thru March 19. 


Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises booking NOW!

We are partnering with and departing from the Connecticut River Museum in ESSEX for February and March. RiverQuest will be back to her home berth in Haddam April through October.


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


Check out our Favorite Links and Resources

page for links and web cams we are hooked on...Help us by emailing some of your favorites!

The Florida, Dick Pritchett, Eagle Cam already has two eggs in incubation!






Phone: 860-662-0577

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