Special Cruises

SPECIAL MUSIC CRUISE (Steve Cryan)

Join us aboard RiverQuest and cruise from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam south down the river to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. We will depart from Haddam at 5:15pm and arrive at the museum dock at around 6:30pm, disembark and join others at the very popular “Thursday’s on the Dock”. Tonight’s band is “Small Pond All Stars”, a Jazz band whose members include the famous artist and musician Steve Cryan (harmonica and trombone), John Williams (Drums), Dan Bernier (Guitar), Anthony Nero (Bass), Geoff Cox (Saxes), Raphael Stover (Percussion). We will head back up river at about 7:30pm, return to the RiverQuest dock around 8:30pm.
Tickets are $40 each which includes a drink ticket on the dock. No one under 21 on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots using our easy on-line booking. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577.

Full Moon Evening Cruise

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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.

 

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SPECIAL MUSIC CRUISE (Rick Spencer and Joseph Morneault)

Join us aboard RiverQuest and cruise from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam south down the river to the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. We will arrive at the museum dock at around 6:30pm, disembark and join others at the very popular “Thursday’s on the Dock”. Tonight’s band is Rick Spencer and Joseph Morneault who join traditions of the past with contemporary arrangements to form a musical "long splice" influenced by songs and tunes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Canada and the U.S. Their presentations feature carefully crafted a capella harmonies, dance tunes, sea chanteys, drinking songs, an occasional modern composition and accompaniment on a variety of instruments. We will head back up river at about 7:30pm, return to the RiverQuest dock around 8:30pm.
Tickets are $40 each which includes a drink ticket on the dock. No one under 21 on this cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots using our easy on-line booking. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577.

Osprey Cruises

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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 19, 9:30am to 12:30pm! 


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Parrothead Cruise

parrot-glassCruise 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.

 

Cruise Dates:

Friday, August 1, 2014

 

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Dessert Sunset Cruise

pieTake 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 $35 per person. No one under 12 please.

 

 

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Haddam to Middletown Evening Cruise

Cruise from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam north up the Connecticut River to Middletown. Pass under the East Haddam Swing Bridge. Observe how beautiful the river is as we pass by several state parks on the edge of the river: Haddam Meadows, George Dudley Seymour and Hurd to name a few. See where the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was and view many beautiful homes. We will turn around at The Mattabessett Canoe Club Restaurant. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Cost of this cruise is $40. No children under 10 please.

 

Cruise Dates:

July 23, 2014. depart at 5:30pm, return at 9:00pm.

 

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Kids Cruise

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.

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DATES: August 9 and 16, September 6. Keep checking, we may add more dates!

 

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Phone: 860-662-0577

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