Shad Fishing Night
Wednesday June 3rd, 7:30 pm
Come aboard RiverQuest for an evening of shad fishing history. Learn about traditional shad fishing, see related artifacts, and observe shad fisherman on the River. Includes dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Departs from Museum. Reservations required, please purchase online at ctrivermuseum.org. $40 for Members, $45 General Public.
Father's Day Cruise
Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Dad! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, DAD IS HALF PRICE! This 90 minute cruise is $15 kids, $20 adults, but, on Father’s Day, Dad cruises for only $10 with the purchase of a full price adult or child ticket. Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. Relax in the morning, then bring your family lunch on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at one of the fine local restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam, Chester or Essex. Departs at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
NOTE: Dad must be accompanied with a child of any age!
June 21, 2015
From 10:00am to 11:00am this cruise is a special cruise, designed for young children and their parents, grandparents, older siblings, etc. On this cruise, we will teach young children how to use 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 allow kids to be kids! All kids ages 2 to 12 ticket price will be only $5, parents and older siblings only $10. NOTE: Adults must have at least one kid(s) with them for this cruise. Thanks!
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. Thank you.
June 7 & 27, 2015
July 11 & 25, 2015
August 8 & 15, 2015
Cruise quietly from RiverQuest's home berth in Haddam and observe Ospreys and Osprey nests located in various areas along the lower Connecticut River. Ospreys return from their southern wintering homes that are primarily in South and Central America around March 20th. They rebuild their nests on the many nesting platforms, day markers and trees along the river. Come aboard one of RiverQuest's scheduled cruises and watch the progress as the Ospreys rebuild their nests and begin nesting (early April) to the chicks as they evolve from newly hatched chicks (Mid-May) to adolescent chicks/fledglings (late June) flying proudly with their new found power of flight (late July). A naturalist will be on board each cruise to educate you on the Osprey and any other bird/wildlife we may see on our journey. Cruise is three hours long. $40pp. Due to the length of this cruise, no one under 10 years old please.
CRUISE DATES: July 18, 9:30am to 12:30pm!
Full Moon Evening Cruise
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.
July 31, 2015
Search for Fireworks Sunset Cruise
Although there are no scheduled fireworks for this evening, we will “search” for any that may be displayed along the edge of the river. Last year we saw a lot of them! Great time! Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. No one under 12 please. $40pp. Please book on-line. Thanks!
Cruise Dates: Friday, July 4th, 7:30pm departure return around 10:30pm. Cost is $40pp.
Cruise to Old Saybrook Lighthouses
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!
Cruise Dates: Saturday, August 22nd: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Cruise 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 a fun, 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.
Friday, August 7, 2015