Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering. Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc...
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, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more.
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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NOTE: Give yourself plenty of time if you are driving on Rt 9 or I-95 for weekend traffic backups.
We adding more Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises to the calendar. Check for new dates and book!
The upcoming week cruises listed below. Future dates are on our calendar (button below).
Best to book on-line for all cruises to guarantee your spot.
*Monday, August 21 (room):
*Tuesday, August 22: Closed
*Wednesday, August 23:
Sunset Cruise aboard Adventure: 6:00pm
*Thursday, August 24:
August Dessert Cruise: 6:00pm. Serving Capt Mark's FAMOUS (honestly!) Key Lime Pie.....and more!
*Friday, August 25:
Sold Out! Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise RiverQuest: 6:00pm
*Saturday, August 26:
*Sunday, August 27:
ROOM! Just added. Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise on Adventure: 5:30pm
Sold Out! Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises RiverQuest: 6:00pm
Also, for a SOLD OUT cruise, do try to book, sometimes we have a cancellation and we can't keep up with updating the home page and calendar. :-)
Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises are also booking now! These are a sell out cruise offered August 20 through October 1, never too early to book!
Our Tree Swallow Buddies collecting already! First Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise is Sunday, 08-20.
Bridge Osprey Chicks all grown up
Our local Common Merganser ducklings all grown up. Still 19 of them!
Our featured cruise this week is: August Dessert Sunset Cruise on Thursday, 08-24. Capt Mark’s FAMOUS Key Lime Pie will be served, along with other desserts. Still room!
The weekend is over, the weather held out quite nicely. A little hot, but, that is ok! Saturday morning the Lighthouse Cruise went off without an issue. We were able to cruise into Long Island Sound and get a view of the Katherine Hepburn house form the water. The Sunset and Daytime Cruises were beautiful, also.
Sunday evening, our first “official” Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise and it was GREAT!! A perfect evening, gorgeous sunset, wonderful boat load of people and the birds showed up!! They were low and close, Tree Swallows (I’m sure Barn Swallows were there, just didn’t identify any) and quite a number of Purple Martins….I always feel that the martins are checking out the boat, what is that?
All of the Osprey chicks are now flying. Sometimes we will see them testing their fishing skills, some catch fish, some do not! Can be quite humorous.
Seeing more Bald Eagles now, too, both immature and mature. The fish that were hatched early this year (learn what kind on August 16) are now starting to head down the river, making fish catching and eating easy!
We have been having a wonderful time on our cruises, despite the hot weather and threat of showers There is always a nice breeze on the river keeping us comfortable. Remember cloud cover is OK and actually better for river peacefulness and wildlife viewing.
Please come aboard! There are lots of cruises already on the calendar...more in the making! Keep checking!
General Bald Eagle nest update from the DEEP for 2017:
51 active nests in CT. Because of "issues" only 38 were successful. Stand by for more!
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