Connecticut Open House Day
Special for Connecticut Open House Day, an approximately 45 minute cruise for a special price of $5 per person, all ages. We will begin at approximately 9:00am. When RiverQuest meets capacity (65 passengers), we will leave the dock. Return and re-load, return and re-load. Last boat will leave when we meet capacity before 12:30pm. We will see Gillette Castle and more! First come, first serve. No reservations. No credit cards accepted on this special priced cruise. CASH ONLY. Come aboard! All ages welome!
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Photo credit: Center photo, Kelvin W Cole.
TGIF Sunset Cruise
Need we say more! Summer is here and you had to work all week. Grab a friend and your favorite wine or beverage and start your weekend! We will provide some light snacks, and mother nature will provide great scenery and a sunset to unwind from your busy week. Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight as you dine. There will be only light narration on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more about this cruise (look on the Sunset Cruise page for more details) and our other cruises. Easy online booking. Cruise departs at 6:30pm and will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $35 per person. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577.
For 2017 dates check our Calendar:
Private Charters take precedence.
This is a special affordable approximately 45 minute-ish family cruise, designed for young children and their parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc. On this cruise, we will teach young children about binoculars, they will learn about the birds we see, nautical terms, the ecology of the river and other points of interest including Gillette Castle and the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry. We will go under the East Haddam Swing Bridge and hear the cars go over us. This will be a fun cruise to introduce children to the fragile beauty of the Connecticut River and the area we live in. And, it allows kids to be kids! All kids ages 2 to 12 ticket price will be only $5, all others only $10. Under 2 no charge. Cash only.
NOTE: Adults must have at least one kid(s) with them for this cruise. Thanks!
So......we will start checking passengers in around 9:00am in the gray building (Connecticut River Environmental Education Center - CREEC) located on the left when you enter the access road to RiverQuest. We will give you a numbered ticket so that you can play in the park without losing your spot. When we meet capacity, we will blow the horn, board everyone and depart from the dock. This cruise is FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE. Cash only.
You do not need to bring life jackets with you, per the US Coast Guard, children under 12 do not need to wear them on a commercial boat.
There is no on-line booking for this cruise, it is first come/first serve. Also, cash only. Thank you.
2017 DATES, on our calendar!
Father's Day Cruise
Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Dad! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, DAD IS HALF PRICE! This 60 minute cruise is $10 kids, $16 adults, but, on Father’s Day, Dad cruises for only $8 with the purchase of a full price adult or child ticket. Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. Relax in the morning or throughout most of the day and then come for a cruise! You may bring a sandwich on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at one of the fine local restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam, Chester or Essex. Departs at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
NOTE: Dad must be accompanied with a child of any age!
June 18, 2017. Departure times: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Summer Solstice Cruise
Take a relaxing evening cruise as we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Everyone loves summer and this is the start! This is the longest day of the year. What better place to be then on RiverQuest cruising on the beautiful lower Connecticut River. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. There will be complimentary dessert on board including Captain Mark’s famous Key Lime Pie! Cost: $40pp. No one under 12 years old please.
Wednesday June 21, 2017 depart at 6pm to 8:30pm.
Search for Fireworks Sunset Cruise
Although there are no scheduled fireworks for this evening, we will “search” for any that may be displayed along the edge of the river. Last year we did quite well! Great time! Bring your picnic basket/favorite beverage, relax and enjoy the journey. No one under 12 please. $40pp. Please book on-line. Thanks!
Cruise Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 7:30pm departure return around 10:00pm-ish. Cost is $40pp.
Dessert Sunset Cruise
Take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage, family and friends. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight as you dine. At around 7:30pm, a variety of desserts will be served, including Captain Mark’s famous Key Lime Pie! There will be only light narration on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more about this cruises and our other cruises. Easy online booking. Cruise departs at 6:30pm and will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $40 per person. No one under 12 please. See our Special Cruise Dates button below for next Dessert Cruise!
Full Moon Evening Cruise
Full Moon Evening Cruise:
Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight; see local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots with our easy on-line booking. Cost is $35-$40 per person. No children under 12. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.
6/09/17 - Friday 6:30 - 9:00 - $40
7/08/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!)
7/09/17 - Sunday 6:30 - 9:00
8/06/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!)