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...

 

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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. 

 

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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!

 

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Happy Summer! Come aboard!

UPDATE for Friday, July 29:

1:30pm is canceled. The 6:30pm TGIF Sunset Cruise is going as scheduled! There is room for more. BOOK NOW and enjoy a Friday afternoon on the river! Will be very nice out there after the rain.

 

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

  

Friday July 29: 

1:30pm CANCELEDDaytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

6:30pm GOING TGIF Sunset Cruise on Adventure (NOTE: this Sunset Cruise is still a go and will be on the vessel Adventure and there is room!)

Saturday July 30: 

1:30pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

6:30pm Relaxing Sunset Cruise on the Vessel Adventure!!

Monday and Tuesday August 1 and 2:

No Cruises!
Wednesday August 3:
 

NOTE: With the heat, comes storm threats. It is still OK to book a cruise. If we need to cancel a cruise due to safety issues, know that you will NOT be charged for the cruise.

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!

AND please remember it it SUMMERTIME which means TRAFFIC. Allow yourself ample time to get to the boat. Capt Mark has RiverQuest leave on time!

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 .:: 

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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 A happy Osprey family on one of our local nests. Looks like time for these three to get out of the nest!

 

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

 

 


 

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. 

Made it out for the Annual Haddam to Middletown Cruise on July 20 evening with a full boat of happy travelers.

We were on a couple of missions for the CT Deep to check on a couple of Bald Eagle’s nests and on our own mission to check out Osprey nests and have a great time! Well, we had success with all!

We found the Eagle’s Nest on the river north of the Pratt Whitney dock along with both adults and a glimpse of one chick near the nest. We also found the Eagle’s nest close to Bodkin’s Rock in Portland. There were three chicks in that nest! All big chicks, probably already flying.

Success in finding Osprey nests with babies in them.

Also, lots of Herons and Egrets, a lovely sunset and last, but, not least, some great passengers! We all had a wonderful time! Come aboard daytime or evening.

The three East Haddam Swing Bridge Osprey babies are on the edge of the nest ready to FLY! We saw one hovering about two feet over the nest, wing testing and landing practice. Goodspeed Eagle chicks have started flying, definitely.

Capt Mark is having a great time on the Daytime Cruises.

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!

 

 

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Coming back to the dock, happy Private Charter           The Goodspeed eagle chicks! Sibling LOVE

 

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  A young Bald Eagle along the river eating fish             A colorful Sunset again! Come join us. :-)                 

     

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                        The bow of Adventure                          A baby Barn Swallow hanging out near RQ

                                            

 

Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

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Non-Stop CT! Video

View From the Wheelhouse

Click bottom right for full screen.