Private Charters

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We are now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2014! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 50 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc......

 

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Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone, any age!  Now booking our popular Osprey/Eagle Cruise in April. In season: Kid's Cruises, Island Landings, Birding, Wine/Food, Music and more. February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy it!

 

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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!

 

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Osprey/Eagle Cruises 

A relaxing 2.5 hours long, where we see our returning Osprey and ALSO two eagle's nests along with the stories!

Bring breakfast with you, go to lunch or dinner after the cruise.

Cruises available on Saturday and Sunday in April (sold out ones are not listed):

 

SATURDAY 4/19 AND SUNDAY 4/20 CRUISES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

FLOODING!  The river is high, moving FAST with a dangerous amount of debris!

 

April 23 - Wednesday, 1:15pm to 3:45pm

April 27 - Sunday 9:30am - 12:00pm

May 4 - Sunday at 11:30am - 2pm                                                                            

 

EASY ON LINE BOOKING.

 

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River Updates 

 

 

Ugh!  The river is doing what Mother Nature intended...it is draining all the melting ice and snow from up North!  With this process, the river has risen, it is moving very fast and in many areas of the river it has well exceeded flood stage.  This causes a lot of debris to ride the swift current making it dangerous for any kind of navigation.  Our dock is under water and RiverQuest is collecting debris...

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We had a great time on all three  Osprey/Eagle Cruises  on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend. The Goodspeed Ospreys are very busy sprucing up their nest. The Goodspeed Eagles are very busy feeding their young. Along our journey, we saw many Ospreys very busy working on their nests. Marker 42 has done the best! A beauty of a nest.....others, well a few have issues, but, we'll tell you about that on our cruise. Only one immature Bald Eagle was spotted on Sunday. The river water is so brown from all the silt coming down the river during this spring freshet, the eagles must be fishing in clearer water. No eagles at the Nott Island nest either. Saw some Ring Necked Ducks, Common and Red-Breasted Mergansers, Buffleheads and a Grebe. Still a group of five Great Cormorants hanging around, all the others are Double Crested.  

ALSO, saw one of the biggest signs of SPRING, the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry is back!

 

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3/31 - Fish (or duck or turtle or) for Dinner!         04/07 - they are BACK and rebuilding quickly! The Bridge Ospreys! 

  

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Young Eagle with one big Catfish, calling to his Buddies!   Fully mature Bald Eagle (5+ years old) in flight  

 

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New interesting pair spotted on the River!                       Gotta LOVE these Ring-Necked Ducks (female and male)         

 

 



Phone: 860-662-0577

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These chicks hatched about the same time as the Goodspeed nest.

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