Private Charters

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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 (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!




Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises


Thursday, Sept. 1 - 5:30pm

Monday, Sept. 12 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Sept. 20 - 5:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 1, - 4:30pm

Also, some openings on (as of 08-23 am):

08-26, 09-05 and 09-30.

INFO on checking for availability of Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises: Best is to try to book (even if it says sold out on the calendar, etc). If it says sold out, try another date or send us an email so we can offer you date(s) or put you on a WAIT LIST. Calling the RiverQuest phone will not work well!! :-)


Please remember, SUMMERTIME means TRAFFIC. Allow yourself ample time to get to the boat. This a great little park to hang in if you get here early! 


Upcoming Cruises (check our Calendar for more, too!):

Fro cruise updates, we will update here! No need to call us!


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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The Chester Point Marina Tree Swallow "family". We are seeing lots of Tree Swallows around. It's going to be a good "watch the Tree Swallows roost cruise" year! 


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Welcome ADVENTURE! The latest addition to Connecticut River Expedition's fleet. This is a great Private Charter 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", press on the double arrow for a full page video of the Haddam/East Haddam Harbor while we are at the dock. Away form the dock, the picture is still. 

We have been having a wonderful time on our scheduled Daytime Cruises and our Sunset Cruises. Some very fabulously beautiful sunsets. Prettiest and most interesting we have had in years. 

For bird life, we have been seeing lots of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons. Most of the young Ospreys have taken flight, including the three chicks on the East Haddam Swing Bridge. We have seen many flying around and also still in the nest looking like they want to fly. Parents are teaching the young how to dive in the water to catch fish and how to get sticks that are floating in the water. An occasional Bald Eagle, hard to see them with leaves on the trees. I saw a family of Common Mergansers on a log near Hurd Park (north of the bridge), maybe the same couple from last year with young again this year!

NOTE: We have adjusted our Monday departure time to 11:30am from 1:30pm.

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 our calendar and/or Special Cruise Date page for the upcoming schedule.


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

January 8, 2015

Non-Stop CT! Video

View From the Wheelhouse

Click bottom right for full screen.