Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2015 and 2016! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 50 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc......




Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone, any age! February thru October (FOLIAGE) 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. 




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!



Cruise Updates:

Both the 1:30pm Daytime Cruise and Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on Friday 10/9 are CANCELED due to predicted WIND and T'storms. ​


FOLIAGE CRUISES start this week!

Saturday (10-10):

SOLD OUT! (might be room for a few local walk-ons)

Sunday (10-11):

11:30am and 1:30pm: Plenty of room. Looking to be a beautiful day!

3:30pm: SOLD OUT!

Daytime Public Cruise Schedule for September:

Wednesday and Thursday:

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Please, always check the calendar for schedule changes!


Easy On-line booking available for all cruises.







      Great Bald Eagle view on 10-05 Tree Swallow Cruise.   Along with lots 'o Swallows!


Check the calendar often for added Special Cruises.

We hope you can come aboard to enjoy a cruise and the river.


Calendar Reservations ::. GIFT CERTIFICATES .::


Connecticut River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)

         (the first gray building at Eagle Landing State Park)


Hours This Week:fish


See you next week...


--Stop in and say "hi"!--



River Updates 



We are sad to see the Tree Swallow Cruises come to an end! A great season! Thankyou to all who supported us by coming aboard for a great cruise. Sorry to the many who missed it!

Now on to Fall Foliage Cruises to view the changing foliage along the river. It is amazing how fast it is changing, just in one day! There are still eagles around and we will start looking for our winter visitors! 

Funds are still being taken to help cover the cost of the "community" funded East Haddam Bridge Opsrey platform.

To Donate $$$ to the Osprey platform, please click here: WE ARE ALMOST AT OUR GOAL!!! Thanks to all!

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!



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What a treat to have an adult eagle soar over the boat! Extra special when he grabs a fish right by the stern!!

Photos by Richard Ketai            


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Immature Bald Eagle from Tree Swallow Cruise                  Lots of Tree Swallows!


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             Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle chick.          Tree Swallows in front of the Full Moon                                               


Phone: 860-662-0577

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January 8, 2015

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