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. 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. 


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!




Some upcoming RiverQuest cruises leaving from HADDAM.

Check out our calendar (button below) for more cruises/dates.... 


June 23 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

June 23 - TGIF Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm

June 24 - Kid's Cruise: 10:00am NOTE: We will NOT go if there is heavy rain predicted. CHECK here before you come! Thanks.

June 24 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

June 25 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

June 25 - Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm

June 28 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

June 29 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

June 30 - TGIF Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm

July 1 - 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

July 1 - Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises  are also booking now! 

Also, for SOLD OUT cruise. Do try to book, sometimes we have a cancellation and we can't keep up with updating the home page and calendar. :-)








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A Common Mergnaser a w/lots of babies (18?). Cool!

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Osprey at the Bridge feeding at least two chicks


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River Updates



There are at least two "swinging chicks" in the East Haddam Swinge Bridge Opsrey nest. I viewed their little heads as Mom was feeding them. It looks like most of the Osprey babies have hatched. We see Mom and/or Dad at the nest feeding them. Many times we see them flying in with a fish. We will go very close to a few nests on each one of our journeys.

We also saw both of the Goodspeed Bald Eagle parents and a glimpse of the two BIG babies in the nest. They should attempt to fly any day now. Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle nest, the parents are still nearby leading us to believe all is well at the nest (can't see the nest easily). We are hoping to see a chick perched in a tree nearby the nest any day now. We will go south past the nest on many of our Sunset Cruises.

Cruises will be in full "summer" swing starting on June 21, including our Summer Solstice Sunset Cruise (Capt Mark's famous Key Lime Pie will be served). 

We are looking forward to the summer season and a break in this rainy weather pattern. There are lots of cruises already on the calendar...more in the making! Keep checking!


General Bald Eagle nest update from the DEEP: We have 45 active nests in CT. Two have failed, others are either incubating or brooding.


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


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






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