Private Charters

adventure062417Now 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...


Special Cruises


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. 


Gift Certificates


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!  




NOTE: Give yourself plenty of time if you are driving on Rt 9 or I-95 for weekend traffic backups.


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. 


*Tuesday, July 25: Closed (except for a charter).


*Wednesday, July 26 - looking to be a lovely day! PERFECT for a river cruise and some pie!:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

July Dessert Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm...Capt Mark's FAMOUS Key Lime Pie and more will be served!


*Thursday, July 27::

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

Sunset Cruise on RiverQuest: 6:30pm


*Friday, July 28:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

TGIF Sunset Cruise aboard Adventure: 6:30pm.


*Saturday, July 29:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

Sunset Cruise on Adventure: 6:30pm


*Sunday, July 30:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm 

Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm 


*Monday, July 31:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am


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! 


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 Great Blue Heron with a HUGE fish, which it did eat in a couple gulps!


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River Updates



As an fyi, for those on the Saturday Daytime Cruise......the boat that ran aground was gone by the Sunset Cruise. Glad it all worked out for them! 

Our "Featured" cruises this coming week are:

July 26, Dessert Sunset Cruise with Captain Mark's Famous Key Lime Pie and more!!

July 28, our very successful TGIF Sunset Cruise aboard Adventure, our new vessel...come and join Capt Alerx and crew!  

And of course, we offer our regular scheduled Daytime and Sunset Cruises (Saturday July 29 is Sunset Cruise is aboard Adventure).

The Opsrey Cruise on Saturday am, July 22, was very successful. We saw young Ospreys flying, just beginning flight....literally, "thinking" of it and still at least a week off. One mature Bald Eagle gave us a nice show, flying from it's perch and then circling back giving a great view just for us! We also saw lots of other wildlife along the way and enjoyed a relaxing three hours on the river.

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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2016 RiverQuest Video


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