Special Cruises

Full Moon Evening Cruise

Description:

Full Moon Evening Cruise:

Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight; see local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots with our easy on-line booking. Cost is $35 per person. No children under 12. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.

 

Dates:

6/09/17 - Friday 6:30 - 9:00

7/08/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!)

7/09/17 - Sunday 6:30 - 9:00

8/06/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!) 

 

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Learn About Fish Sunset Cruise

Fishes of the Lower Connecticut River Sunset Cruise

Ever wonder what is happening under the surface of the Connecticut River?  

What fish are there and when?  What is being done to protect the fish and their habitat?

Every cruise we get questions about the fish that inhabit our part of the CT River.  Here is our chance to get all those questions answered!

Join us on RiverQuest for a very Special Sunset Cruise with Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard.

Steve is a supervising fisheries biologist with the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Inland Fisheries Division. He is in charge of the Division’s Diadromous (fish that migrate between fresh water and salt water) Fish  Program and its Habitat Conservation Program. He has over 35 years of experience with diadromous fish species and fish passage projects.

This will be a relaxing, informational cruise.  Bring a picnic, favorite beverage and any "fishy" questions you may have!

RiverQuest will depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam at 6:00pm on August 16, 2017.  Cost per person is $30. Easy on-line booking on our Reservations Page.

 

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Kids Cruise

This is a special affordable approximately 45 minute-ish family cruise, designed for young children and their parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc. On this cruise, we will teach young children about binoculars, they will learn about the birds we see, nautical terms, the ecology of the river and other points of interest including Gillette Castle and the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry. We will go under the East Haddam Swing Bridge and hear the cars go over us. This will be a fun cruise to introduce children to the fragile beauty of the Connecticut River and the area we live in. And, it allows kids to be kids! All kids ages 2 to 12 ticket price will be only $5, all others only $10. Under 2 no charge. Cash only. 

NOTE: Adults must have at least one kid(s) with them for this cruise. Thanks!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

So......we will start checking passengers in around 9:00am in the gray building (Connecticut River Environmental Education Center - CREEC) located on the left when you enter the access road to RiverQuest. We will give you a numbered ticket so that you can play in the park without losing your spot. When we meet capacity, we will blow the horn, board everyone and depart from the dock. This cruise is FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE. Cash only. 

 

You do not need to bring life jackets with you, per the US Coast Guard, children under 12 do not need to wear them on a commercial boat.

 

There is no on-line booking for this cruise, it is first come/first serve. Also, cash only. Thank you.

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2017 DATES, on our calendar!

 

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Parrothead Cruise

IMG 2655Cruise on the Connecticut River from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Enjoy the beautiful Connecticut River while listening to “Parrothead” music. Bring your margarita’s or any favorite beverage and your picnic basket. If you want your margarita on the rocks, we’ll have a blender and ice available. Dress in your “Parrothead” attire. Meet other “Parrotheads”! This is designed as a fun, more active Sunset Cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots. Cruise departs at 6:00pm will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $35 per person. No one under 12 years old please.

Cruise Dates:

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Dessert Sunset Cruise

Take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage, family and friends. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight as you dine. At around 7:30pm, a variety of desserts will be served, including Captain Mark’s famous Key Lime Pie! There will be only light narration on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more about this cruises and our other cruises. Easy online booking. Cruise departs at 6:30pm and will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $40 per person. No one under 12 please.

 

 

2017

7/5/17 - Wednesday 6:30-8:30

8/17/17 - Thursday 6:30-8:30

 

 

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

Special Cruise Dates

 

Cruise to Old Saybrook Lighthouses

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A relaxing cruise south down the Connecticut River to view the Inner (Lynde Point) and Outer (Saybrook Breakwater Light) Lighthouses by water. Observe the beautiful, pristine river “One of the Last Great Places”, as we cruise by the towns of Haddam, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Lyme, Chester, Deep River and Essex, ultimately reaching Old Saybrook and Old Lyme at the mouth of the river on Long Island Sound. We will tell you about the history, ecology of the river and point out areas of interest. Bring your picnic basket if you’d like. There will be complimentary coffee and tea on board. Cost is $40pp. No one under 12 please. Please reserve your spot on-line. Thanks!

 

2017 Cruise Dates:

Saturday, August 19: 9:00am to 1:00pm

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Geology Cruise on the Lower CT River

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Connecticut and the Connecticut River is had "rich" geology. We will have a geologist onboard to tell you all about how the Connecticut River formed and many other interesting geological facts of the river.Departure from Eagle Landing Park, Haddam.

 

CRUISE DATE:  October 26th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Geology Cruise (Rocks and Leaves, Wine and Cheese) $45 per adult which includes wine and light refreshments, features retired State Geologist Ralph Lewis. Prepayment is required - contact Leslie at 860 526-8886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Connecticut Open House Day

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Special for Connecticut Open House Day, an approximately 45 minute cruise for a special price of $5 per person, all ages. We will begin at approximately 9:00am. When RiverQuest meets capacity (65 passengers), we will leave the dock. Return and re-load, return and re-load. Last boat will leave when we meet capacity before 12:30pm. We will see Gillette Castle and more! First come, first serve. No reservations. No credit cards accepted on this special priced cruise. CASH ONLY. Come aboard! All ages welome!

Disclaimer: Sometimes the press grabs our information, which is great! However, please always confirm the times on our website, that is what we will cruise to! 

Photo credit: Center photo, Kelvin W Cole.

Phone: 860-662-0577

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