Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2015! 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! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! BOOKING NOW: Winter Wonderland Eagle Cruises, 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!




February 27th, 28th and March 1 Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises CANCELED!

March 6th, 7th and 8th Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises CANCELED!


Well this has been the worst winter EVER as far as ice!  We are itching to get out there but Mother Nature is not cooperating.  We are hoping for a lower CT River Thaw!   Please consider reservations for the weekend of the 3/20-3/22 OR the Ospreys will be back in April and we are offering Eagle/Osprey Cruises then. With all this ice, the transient eagles may stick around for a while!  Last weekend we checked most nests and at at that point none of the pairs were incubating, but all were in the area and the Nott Is. and Goodspeed Couples were at their nests working and sprucing things up.


JUST ADDED: Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises for March 20, 21 & 22!


Please look into our very popular Osprey/Eagle Cruises, on the calendar and booking now.

The weather will be much kinder then and we'll still see most of our winter visitors and eagles.


We are so looking forward to starting Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises with Connecticut Audubon!!!


There is very easy on-line booking. Use the "Reservations" button below to save a spot on these very popular cruises. 


THANK YOU to all who came out and enjoyed the river and supported us. It was a great year! View 2014 review video


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Calendar  Reservations ::. GIFT CERTIFICATES .::


River Updates 



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It has happened!

Our Swing Bridge Osprey family's REAL nesting platform is completed. State Representative Melissa Ziobron worked with the CT DOT to help with the installation. PLEASE show your support with a small ($5 or more) donation to this project, let the state know that we care about the river and it's wildlife!

The platform is a community funded project and $$$$ are still needed to cover the cost. THANKS! 

Donate here:



Winter Bird List:

Thus far:

Common Mergansers, Coot, Great Cormorant, lots of Common Goldeneye, Green Winged Teal, Bufflehead, Ring Necked Ducks, Pied Billed Grebe and of course Bald Eagles!


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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Great Cormorants on Marker 35.                                    Eagle close to the East Haddam Bridge.


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          WHERE'S BALDO - Can you find the 2 immature bald eagles in this photo?


Phone: 860-662-0577

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