Private Charters

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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......

 

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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! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding (Tree Swallow, Osprey), Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. 

 

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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!

 

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NOTE: It is the time of year when you there may be a lot of traffic on Rt.9 or I-95. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the boat!  

 

Public Cruises for the upcoming week:

(Check out our upcoming Special Cruises, also. "Dates" button above) 

 

July 6: 

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

July 8: 

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

July 9: 

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

5:00pm to 8:30pm+ NEW!!!: Music on the Docks of The Connecticut River Museum (A cruise to Essex, disembark for music, return to Haddam-fun!)

July 10: 

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

July 11: Note: Special time for Daytime Cruise

10:00am to 11:00am: Kid's Cruise

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

6:30pm to 8:30pm: Public Sunset Cruise

 

July 12:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

 

 

6:30pm to 8:30pm: Public Sunset Cruise

 

Easy On-line booking available for all cruises.

 

Reservations

 

 

 

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Summer is the time of year when scattered “pop up” showers are forecast regularly. Please do not let these predictions stop you from booking a cruise. Usually the showers do not materialize and if they do, we can get everyone under cover. If there are to be severe T’storms, we may cancel a cruise for safety reasons. If that happens, you may be disappointed (as we are :-(), but, you will NOT be charged.

 

Our 2015 summer schedule is in full swing soon! Check the calendar often for new Special Cruises will be added throughout the season.

We hope you can come aboard to enjoy a cruise and the river.

 

Tree Swallow Cruises are booking already! Don't miss out on this GREAT sell out cruise: Reservations LINK

 

Calendar Reservations ::. GIFT CERTIFICATES .::

 

 

 

Connecticut River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)

         (the first gray building at Eagle Landing State Park)

 

Hours This Week:fish

 

Weds. 7/8:  1-4pm

Thrs. 7/9: 1-4pm

Fri. 7/10: 10am-1:30pm

   

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

 


 

River Updates 

 

 

 

Seriously, we have been having some stellar sunset cruises! A little haze and/or clouds are a wonderful thing! The weather has been cooperating also, regardless what the weather people say.

The Fireworks Cruise was fun. Got a pretty good show at a few places in Essex and beyond.

Things along the river are progressing quite well. The two baby Bald Eagle chicks in Haddam are getting quite big now and they will be branching and then flying very soon. We will check them out on our Sunset Cruises. Easy to see if they are not sleeping! We were able to see the Bald Eagle chick on Nott Island, also. Looks like there is just one, hard to tell though with the leaves on the trees. Saw two heads on the Osprey platform on the East Haddam Swing Bridge. All the baby Ospreys should be visible pretty soon. Stay tuned!

 

NOTE:

Funds are still being taken to help cover the cost of the "community" funded East Haddam Bridge Opsrey platform.

To Donate $$$ to the Osprey platform, please click here:http://www.gofundme.com/i5n9ys 

 

We are booking Tree Swallow Cruises already. Don't miss out on this GREAT sell out cruise: Reservations LINK.

 

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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            We see a baby Osprey now!!!                                           Doesn't even look real, but, it is.

 

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 The Haddam Island Bald Eagle chicks all grown up!            Viewing and taking pictures of Gillette Castle.

                                                              

 

Phone: 860-662-0577

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