Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2015! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 50 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc......
We have a cruise for everyone, any age! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding (Tree Swallow, Osprey), Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more.
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!
Saw my first Tree Swallow on 03-19! Happy Spring!!! Do ya think it stayed around?!?
Cathy saw two Ospreys in Old Saybrook and I saw one in East Haddam, Salmon River!
CABIN FEVER? Oh yeah!
Then come out and join us on the river during April; we are offering Osprey/Eagle Cruises to celebrate the return of the Osprey and the nesting of our resident Bald Eagles. As of 3-25, all of the nests that we can see along the river (Nott Island, Haddam Island and Goodspeed) are on egg(s), a picture of the Goodspeed nest below. Normally one of the parents are hanging out in the area.
Osprey/Eagle Cruises, on the calendar and booking now.
The weather will be much kinder then and we'll still see most of our winter visitors and eagles.
There is very easy on-line booking. Use the "Reservations" button below to save a spot on these very popular cruises.
THANK YOU to all who came out and enjoyed the river and supported us. It was a great year! View 2014 review video
It has happened!
Our Swing Bridge Osprey family's REAL nesting platform is completed. State Representative Melissa Ziobron worked with the CT DOT to help with the installation. PLEASE show your support with a small ($5 or more) donation to this project, let the state know that we care about the river and it's wildlife!
The platform is a community funded project and $$$$ are still needed to cover the cost. THANKS!
Donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/i5n9ys
We are expecting our Osprey couple to be back any day now! Stay tuned for updates. Last year they fledged three baby Ospreys!
Virtually no ice on the river anymore. Cleared out very fast. We brought RiverQuest to Essex on 03-21 for a haul out to repair some ice damage. She is all better and is now at her home berth in Haddam. On the back up the river (03-24), we saw five immature eagles, hundreds of Common Mergansers, most I've ever seen on the river, and other ducks.
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This is not what most have in mind for "March Snow Geese" Eagle with carrion on the river.
Goodspeed (East Haddam) Bald Eagle incubating (03-21). And then there is blue birds and blue skies!