Private Charters


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: Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises, thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding (Tree Swallow, Osprey), 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!




UPDATE for February 13 and 14:

Due to the predictions for "really" cold weather and wind for the upcoming weekend, we felt it best to cancel all Winter Wonderland Eagle Cruises for February 13 and 14. We want to ensure everyone has a great experience on the river and being freezing cold is not fun! There are still many dates available. We are looking forward to seeing all aboard soon!


As an FYI, the Eagle Flyer, Valley Railroad will be running on February 13, 14 and 15. Hope aboard!


February and March:

Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises.

We will take a peaceful 2.5 hour on-the-water cruise on the river in search of eagles, ducks, hawks and who knows what else!! Come aboard the quiet, intimate, friendly RiverQuest boat! Bring a snack and your favorite beverage if you'd like. Such a unique time to be on the river. Booking available now!

Also, Osprey/Eagle Cruises for April. For a little warmer weather (maybe, this year has been good thus far!), join us on this 2.5 hour on-the-water cruise. Although most of our visiting eagles have left the area, we do still have our residents in the area (we will go by three Bald Eagle nests) and our Osprey's will have returned from their southern wintering grounds! 


Actively booking Group Tours. We can handle up to 60 passengers, a full bus load. Or, of course, come as a smaller group!! Groups always welcome. 


Calendar Reservations 




Gift Certificates can be purchased on-line at any time. They will be immediately emailed to you or your recipient. Always a great gift to anyone!


A young bald eagle watches us intently as we pass by on RiverQuest

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Connecticut River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)

(the first gray building at Eagle Landing State Park)


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We plan on being there at times during the day on February 13 and 14. Stop by!!



--Stop in and say "hi"!--



River Updates 



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RiverQuest is home!!! Captain Mark brought her to our home berth in Haddam on February 10th. We are of course very sad we will not make our first weekend of  Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises due to the prediction of brutally cold, frigid, windy weather, but, we are looking forward to next weekend. On Mark's way up the river, Chester to Haddam, he saw two Bald Eagles, one mature and one immature. Both in flight. He also saw some Common Mergansers, Common Golden Eyes and  a pair of Red Tailed Hawks. He was alone, so, I'm sure if Cathy and I were on board, we would have seen alot more!! :-)

We are looking forward to getting out on the water with our new and returning customers. These winter cruises are educational and a lot of fun! And the river is very pretty this time of year. See you soon!

Also available to book are our very popular Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises. With many late August - September dates and more dates to come, also! 


We are proud to have been a part of this great documentary about the CT River by CPTV.  Captain Mark is interviewed and you will get gimpses of Mindy and Cathy.

Watch Waterworks Pt 2: The Water Life Cycle: Cleaning Wastewater

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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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   Adult and Immature Eagle! Photo: Jeri Duefrene                Picture from one of our Full Moon Cruises!


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   Waiting for summer! Why bother? The river is beautiful any time of year. Just dress correctly.  



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