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. In season: kid's cruises, island landings, birding, wine and food, music and lots more. From February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy!
Holiday Gift Certificates are now on sale. 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!
Holiday Gift Certificates:
We have GIFT CERTIFICATES available for:
- Daytime: Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: A relaxing, informative 90 minute cruise, $20 adults, $15 kids.
- Sunset: A relaxing, intimate two hour cruise to nowhere, $30 adults only.
- Special: Winter Wonderland/Eagle and Tree Swallow.
Any dollar amount so your Gift Certificate Recipient can pick what cruise (day and time) they want to go on.
We will be offer many Special Cruises throughout the year. Most are $30 to $40 each.
For more information, please click the button below to go to our Gift Certifcate Page:
ALSO: On-line booking for our very popular Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises is NOW available. Weather permitting, cruises will start on Saturday, February 8th and run through March 16th. Welcome new comers and old comers!
Also visit the Bee and Thistle Inn for lodging packages!
We made it out on Scout (our 17'er) on 12-04. A beautiful afternoon on the main trunk of the river and in Selden's Creek. We did not see the East Haddam Bald Eagles near their nest, however, we did see four eagles along our journey. One mature north of the East Haddam Swing Bridge; one mature, two immatures south of the bridge. Some very nice views. Also saw a couple hawks (red-tailed and cooper), a couple female Mergansers and more.....we also saw the Fork-Tailed Flycatcher that everyone is talking about at the Hadlyme Ferry slip. Very cute! There is a picture of it below we took.
WELL, we didn't make it out on the water 12-08 as planned, BUT, maybe that was a good thing, got a call from Audubon's Andy Griswold about a Snowy Owl hanging around in Essex on a light pole just off of Rt. 9!!! See pictures below.
Keep checking back, we'll keep you posted on "River Updates".
Safe and HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!
Don't forget, a RiverQuest Gift Certificate is a great gift for those people so hard to buy for!
The Snowy Owl on phone pole being harassed by a crow. A front full face view of the Snowy Owl.....so CUTE!!
There seems to be another celebrity rare bird hanging around the Hadlyme Ferry landing! There has been a Fork-tailed Flycatcher in and around the hill and brush near the parking area. This bird's range is Southern Mexico to South America. Picture taken by us. Notice the nice long forked tail!