Private Charters

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We are now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2014! 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, any age! In season: Kid's Cruises, Island Landings, Birding, Wine/Food, Music and more. February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy it!




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!




Cruises available for the upcoming week below (closed Tuesday).

Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing cost: $20 adult, $15 kid. 

The rest of the week is looking GOOD!

Room on all cruises.

                                                                                                                               One CUTE Osprey!!

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Wednesday:11:30am: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

                    5:30pm to 9:00pm Sunset Cruise to Middletown

Thursday:    11:30am: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

                    6:30pm: Sunset Cruise

Friday:          1:30pm: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

                     6:00pm to 8:30pm the Happy Parrothead Cruise! Please book on-line to reserve your spot. 



To guarantee your spot on all cruises (especially Sunset Cruises), please book on-line. There is usually room for walk-ons, but, not always. 

Please check our calendar (button below) for MORE upcoming Regular and Special Cruises! Let's Cruise!!




River Updates 




A little drama on the Osprey Bridge nest! All the babies started flying this past week. What fun! Then Mark got word on Thursday that one of the baby Ospreys had gotten  "clipped" by a car on the bridge! He said the bridge operator notified the DEEP and A Place Called Hope, wonderful wildlife rehabilitators, and they both came. When one of them reached down to get the bird (these are BIG birds at this point), the baby decided to have nothing to do with this and took flight right back into the nest! YEA! I did see all three babies this Sunday am and all look healthy and all took off at least once. PHEW! 

Sunset Cruise to Middletown has been re-scheduled for Wednesday evening July 30, depart at 5:30pm. A relaxing 3.5 hour cruise on a beautiful section of the river. Bring your picnic basket and chill! 

Lots of Tree Swallows flying about in the evening, looking to ba a bumper crop year! Not too early to think about booking a cruise for the upcoming Tree Swallow season, we're ready! Still lost to do on RiverQuest before then, though!


Nest updates:

The new eagle's nest in Haddam. We confirmed two babies in that nest. See below↓ for picture. 

There are at least three Osprey babies on the Bridge!! All flyiny. 

Goodspeed Eagles, saw at least one baby in the nest, both parents nearby.


Check out our new 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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 Bridge Osprey baby working it's wings with proud Mom            Our newest Bald Eagle nest, Mom with her two babies!


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Beautiful evening returning from a Sunset Cruise.                        Proud Parents and their chick...too cute! 3 in this nest!


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Swallows everyewhere in Selden Creek.                                                Osprey Fledgling: "Now what...?"

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