Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2016 or 2017! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 47 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 (NOW BOOKING: Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise), 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 for October 1:

The 12:30pm and 2:00pm are a GO!

CANCELED, Both RiverQuest and Adventure Tree Swallow Cruises.



Weather reports indicate we will get out on 10-02, looks like NO WIND, which is huge! Room on Adventure departing at 4:30pm. Book: Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on Adventure.

ALSO..We may be adding Tuesday, 10-04 and/or Wednesday, 10-05, also..

TIPs on booking:

Try to book the date you want even if it says sold out on our Calendar or Special Cruise Dates Page. Things change rapidly and we can't always keep up!

We can also put you on a wait list, Email Us!

ALSO, if we have to cancel a cruise due to weather, you will NOT been charged. DO NOT be afraid to book. It will be sad if we cancel, but, you lose nothing!


Calling the RiverQuest phone for information will not work well!! Best to email :-) For cruise updates, we will update here! No need to call us!


Saturday October 1:

12:30pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

2:00pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

4:30pm CANCELEDTree Swallow Sunset Cruise on Adventure

4:30pm CANCELED - Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on RiverQuest


Join the town of Haddam for the first annual 2016 Haddam Fall River Days! Activites at both Eagle Landing State Park (11:30am to 3:30-pm) and Haddam Meadows State Park (2:30pm to dusk). Information: HERE

Sunday October 2:

12:30pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

2:00pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

4:30pm ROOM! Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on Adventure

4:30pm SOLD OUT! Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on RiverQuest


Always best to book on-line, Reservation Button below. If a cruise is not sold out, many times there is room for walk-ons. Sometimes, not, though. If a cruise is Sold Out, try to book, sometimes there are cancellations we can't keep up with. Thanks!

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!

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                 Lots of Tree Swallows in the sky.


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Welcome ADVENTURE! The latest addition to Connecticut River Expedition's fleet. This is a great boat!


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There is always lot's to see on the CT River!  Join us and see what you can find!




River Updates



Our "live" streaming camera is now  here! Look at the BOTTOM of this page for a "View From the Wheelhouse",  for a video of the Haddam/East Haddam Harbor while we are at the dock. Away from the dock, the picture is still. 


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Cannot believe that it is FALL already!

We also saw a SEAL, I believe  aGrey Seal, on the 09-24 Tree Swallow Cruise! Most of the Ospreys have already gone south, there a few young birds here and there that are still on the nest crying for Mom and Dad. There have been lots of Great Egrets, Cormorants and, of course, Tree Swallows. We have been having some pretty good shows. Each evening has been very different. We have seen four to 11 Bald Eagles on each Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise. The sunsets and all our passengers have been fantastic, we have been having wonderful journeys! On the river edge, the trees are already starting to show changing foliage. Yikes! Onto Foliage Cruises this coming weekend!



Check our calendar for more upcoming regularly scheduled cruises and Special Cruises. We’d love to see you aboard.

ADVENTURE, is now available for charter, also. We have had several charters thus far and she is fabulous!


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!






Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

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Non-Stop CT! Video

View From the Wheelhouse

Click bottom right for full screen.