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 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, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. Now booking February-March Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises!


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!






NOTE: Although we have sold out on the weekend cruises, try to book because sometimes cancellations happen and we are unable to keep up with the updates!

NOTE: Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises depart from the Connecticut River Museum in ESSEX! After March, we are back to Haddam.

Another NOTE: If you need to contact us, email is better than a phone message! Thanks. :-) 


Schedule for the upcoming week. Please check our CALENDAR for more dates.



Sunday, February 19:

All cruises are Sold Out! Come Next Friday, Saturday or Sunday!


Monday, February 20:

All cruises are Sold Out! Come Next Friday, Saturday or Sunday!


Friday, February 24:

Room at 10:00am and at 12:30pm  


Saturday, February 25:

Room on 9:00am and 2:00pm. 11:30am is Sold Out.


Sunday, February 26:

Room on 9:00am and 2:00pm. 11:30am is Sold Out.


ALSO, since we are Sold Out for the weekend. If you cannot come later this season, The Essex Steam Train runs a special train, the Eagle Flyer this weekend. There is room. Not the same as a boat ride, but, fun all the same! Tell 'em RiverQuest sent you!


If you want to go in early spring instead of winter, we also offer a wonderful Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruise. New to the calendar and booking now!


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises also booking now!


Calendar Reservations






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A first year Bald Eagle seen on one of this past weekend cruises. Very handsome!


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River Updates



Just added: An 11:30am on Monday, February 20th...President's Day, for those that have a Holiday!

We are having fun! Very successful cruises! Our timing has been good, so, eagle viewing was great! We have been seeing between 15 to 24 on the of the cruises. We have seen perched eagles, flying eagles and some very good aerial displays of eagles interacting with each other. We also saw all three Mergansers (Common, Hooded and Red Breasted), Ruddy Duck, Ring Necked Ducks, Red Tailed Hawk, dark morph and a light morph Rough Legged Hawk, Northern Harriers (including the male “Gray Ghost”), Canada Geese, Mute Swans, Great Cormorants, Red Throated and Common Loons and a Harbor or Harp Seal...and I’m sure I am missing a few spottings. We also had GREAT passengers on board. Lots of fun. Looking forward to more cruises…….we will be going out on Friday at 10:00am and 12:30pm and on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm thru March 19. 


Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises booking NOW!

We are partnering with and departing from the Connecticut River Museum in ESSEX for February and March. RiverQuest will be back to her home berth in Haddam April through October.


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


Check out our Favorite Links and Resources

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






Phone: 860-662-0577

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