Special Cruises

History Cruise

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History Cruise "Commerce and Conflict on the Connecticut River in early Colonial days" aboard RiverQuest

Journalist and Connecticut historian Erik Hesselberg will entertain passengers with a lively talk during a cruise on the lower Connecticut River. Hesselberg has spent a decade researching the early history of the river for a book in progress. He is a regular contributor to the Hartford Courant and President of the Middlesex County Historical Society. He will speak of the early, mysterious, almost legendary period of the first Dutch and English settlements and the friends and enemies they made among the native peoples.  The journey on the river will encompass parts of the towns of Haddam, East Haddam, Chester and Lyme. Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Light apps will be provided. The cost is $35pp. No one under 12 please. Easy on-line booking and more information at: ctriverquest.com. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.

Date:

Saturday, October 10: 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

Special Cruise Dates

Full Moon Spring Foliage Sunset Cruise

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Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise to enjoy the FULL MOON and SPRING FOLIAGE and SUNSET 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. We will also see the beautiful hues of the spring foliage and the beauty of the river at twilight. See local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. NOTE: We will go out if there is cloud cover. 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.
Sunset 8:08, Moon rise: 7:55  

 

Cruise Dates:


5/10/17 - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Fall Foliage Cruises

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Join us aboard RiverQuest for our Fall Foliage Cruises.

The foliage begins to change in late September and there will be color all through October.


WEEKDAYS:

On our regularly scheduled 90 minute Gillette Castle Viewing Daytime Cruises, we will cruise a little north and then south, where you will also see the changing foliage on the many varieties of trees along the lower Connecticut River.

Time: Wednesday and Thursday: 11:30am. Friday: 1:30pm.

Cost: $20 adults, $15 children. On Wednesday and Thursday 11:30am the cost is $18pp for seniors (over 60). 

 

WEEKENDS:

We are offering different times on the weekends this October. On this scheduled one hour Gillette Castle Viewing Daytime Cruise, we will cruise south, where you will see the changing foliage on many varieties of trees along the river.

Time: Saturday and Sunday: 12:30pm and also at 2:00pm

Cost: $15

Special Foliage Sunset Cruises:

Depart 3:30pm, return 5:30pm.

 

Northbound:

Sunday, October 8 

 

Southbound:

Saturday, October 14

Saturday, October 22

Saturday, October 28

$35pp (RiverQuest), $40pp (Adventure) no one under 12.

Always please check our Calendar to confirm departure days and times. Private charters take precedence.

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

Special Cruise Dates

Southbound Foliage Cruise on ADVENTURE

Come aboard our newest addition to the fleet!  After 12 years of hard work, Connecticut River Expeditions is proud to have it's newest addition to the fleet in operation. ADVENTURE has been cruising on some nice Private Charters and we thought it would be great to offer our passengers an cruise to see the Foliage.

This cruise is a lightly narrated, casual, relaxing cruise on the lower Connecticut River, an area know as “one of the last great places”. We will cruise south on this cruise to view the colors of the changing leaves and also learn about local history, flora and fauna (possibly see one or more of our resident Bald Eagles).  We will get perfect views from ADVENTURE's open decks. Feel free to bring along a picnic and your "favorite beverage".

 

Cost is $40pp. 

 

This is a small group experience and space limited.
NOTE: Adventure is not handicap accessible. 
Adventure is docked at Dock #3, parking Lot #3. Drive the farthest in!

 

Check the Special Cruise Date page or Calendar for dates.

 

Reservations 

 

Special ADVENTURE Tree Swallow Cruise

Join us on our new exclusive charter vessel 
and see the Tree Swallow Spectacle!
Book your cruise: HERE.
 
Adventure is docked at Dock #3, parking Lot #3, the lot farthest in!
 
NoteYou may bring your own food and "favorite" beverage aboard our cruises, no need to purchase anything!  We try to set up tables for groups of four or more. If you are booked separately, but want to sit at a table together, please let us know who you want to be with.
 
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After lots of years of hard work, Connecticut River Expeditions is proud to have it's newest addition to the fleet in operation, ADVENTURE. She ran very intimate, exclusive Tree Swallow Cruises last year, and is back up and running again this year, offering both public and private Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises.
 
We will cruise to a special area on the Connecticut River where 100's of thousands of Tree Swallows gather. The swallows show up close to sunset and perform aerial ballets forming an amazing display of art, coordination and cooperation and eventually fly into the reeds to sleep for the night! 
We will get perfect views from ADVENTURE's open decks. 

Come enjoy the entire evening and journey on the river with us! 
We will spend about three and a half hours on the water. There is so much to see. Last year we saw a record number of Bald Eagles and Great Egrets. Our on board Naturalist, will educate you on the swallow phenomenon and all else we will see.
On the return cruise home, there is time to chat with others and experience the river at twilight, blending into night. 

We will provide a light cheese platter on this special cruise and you may bring your own picnic basket and favorite "beverage" to enjoy on the cruise. 
Don't forget your camera and a pair of binoculars (or borrow one of ours)!
 
This is a small group experience and space is very limited.
NOTE: Adventure is not handicap accessible. 
Adventure is docked at Dock #3, parking Lot #3. Drive the farthest in!
 
2017 Dates:  
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Price:  $50 per person
 
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Phone: 860-662-0577

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