Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 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! 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. 




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!





Next Sunset Cruise will be on May 28th, Memorial Day Weekend. This will also be the "official" start of our 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise on weekends.
Check our Calendar (button below) for upcoming cruises. 


See River Updates write-up and pictures below!


Calendar Reservations

NOW booking our very popular Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise.

A do not miss cruise. Book early! 



Gift Certificates can be purchased on-line at any time and they will be immediately emailed to you or your recipient. Always a great gift to anyone!


We can't forget our Bridge Osprey buddies! Still faithfully incubating. A long job!




River Updates




Don't forget! Connecticut River Shad is still running right! Check your local fish market for some. In Haddam, River Valley Provisions, just up the hill from RiverQuest sells it...and the Shad Roe, also. Yum. Yum.

The East Haddam Swing Bridge Opsreys sre still incubating (first egg laid April 24, expect hatch between May 28 to June 2). A couple of the Opsrey nests along the river already have chicks, one being the nest up the Salmon River. We were out on the river (05-16) with Lifelong Learning arranged through Weslyan. Saw about five Bald Eagles. There was a mature Bald Eagle close to the now defunct Nott Island nest. Fingers crossed they will build another nest. Mark will be doing school cruises from the Connecticut River Musuem in Essex this week with Cathy.  I took a picture of an Eaglet in the Goodspeed nest, see below. We'll be checking out some of the other Osprey nests along our Daytime Cruise route on Saturday, May 28th, at 1:30pm to 3:00pm, our first "official" Daytime Cruise of the season! We will also offer a Memorial Day Weekend Sunset Cruise on the 28th. The spring foliage is still very pretty. Join us aboard! 


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Quite the pose for this incubating Opsrey!           The Goodspeed Bald Eagle's nest 05-14, at least one chick!


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Beautiful Spring foliage at Gillette Castle                 Largest plane we have seen at the Goodspeed Airport     


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    A baby Tree Swallow on the river beach!          Picture of the East Haddam Swing Bridge long ago



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