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......
We have a cruise for everyone, any age! Winter Wonderland Eagle Watch in February and March (booking now!). 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!
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!
On-line booking for our very popular Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises is now available. Welcome new comers and old comers
BAD NEWS!! Because of the potential wind and bitter cold forecast for Thursday, Captain Mark is going to cancel both cruises......
GOOD NEWS!! RiverQuest should be back at her dock today or tomorrow!! Yea!
There is still some room on the 20th, 22nd and 23rd of March.
We have added:
Thursday March 20 and Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23 for
Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises and we will still see eagles and other wintering wildlife!
Saturday and Sunday April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
This is another very popular cruise, a relaxing 2.5 hours long, where we see our returning Osprey and nesting and resident Bald Eagles.
THANK YOU all for your patience and support of RiverQuest and all her personnel attached with this long, hard winter season. We SO LOOK forward to getting out to show you eagles, ducks and lots of other stuff.
The river is mostly clear of ice. RiverQuest will be back at her dock Tuesday. How exciting! We will still be seeing eagles and other winter and returning resident birds on our later cruises and particularly on our Osprey/Eagle Cruises scheduled for April. Signs of spring: Tree Swallows have been around, red-winged blackbirds have been sighted, the tree leaf buds are starting to fatten up and when in the sun, it almost feels warm! It's coming!!!!
The Goodspeed eagle's are still incubating, all looks good at that nest. Not sure about Nott Island....stand by!
Red Breasted Merganser in flight. Fully mature Bald Eagle (5+ years old) in flight
USCG Bollard Breaking ice in Haddam River ice from dock.....
Our friends at CT River Candles took this video of the ice flow over the weekend. You can hear the ice moving out!
Things are looking better today and we are very hopeful that this week will be better than last!