Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2016 or 2017! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 47 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc...


Special Cruises

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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 (NOW BOOKING: Special Foliage Cruises), Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. 



Gift Certificates

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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!






Wednesday October 26:

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


Thursday October 27:

CANCELED - 11:30am 90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise


Friday October 28:

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


Saturday October 29: 

12:30pm 60 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

2:00pm 60 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

ADDED: 3:30pm SPECIAL Southbound Foliage Sunset Cruise on Adventure

3:30pm SOLD OUT! SPECIAL Southbound Foliage Sunset Cruise aboard RiverQuest


Sunday October 30: 

12:30pm 60 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

2:00pm 60 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Foliage Cruise

IT'S A WRAP! Last day of the season. We will see you aboard in February 2017!


Always best to book on-line, Reservation Button below. If a cruise is not sold out, many times there is room for walk-ons. Sometimes, not, though. If a cruise is Sold Out, try to book, sometimes there are cancellations we can't keep up with. Thanks!

See River Updates write-up and pictures below!

Calendar Reservations


NOW booking our very popular Foliage Cruises.

A do not miss cruise. Book early! 



Gift Certificates can be purchased on-line at any time and they will be immediately emailed to you or your recipient. Always a great gift to anyone!



ADVENTURE at Sunset. Planning a party on the river?

We can help! Thanks for the photo Trevor.


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This is why it is Okay to go on a cruise on an "iffy" rainy day!




River Updates



Our "live" streaming camera is now  here! Look at the BOTTOM of this page for a "View From the Wheelhouse",  for a video of the Haddam/East Haddam Harbor while we are at the dock. Away from the dock, the picture is still. 


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Cannot believe that it is FALL already!

The foliage is starting, our part of the river is know to hold it's color until the end of October. We have beem seeing lots of Bald Eagles, 23  26 was our high count! WOW! With a few showers in the area on Saturday the rain stopped but the eagle spotting did not!!  Photo shows our official counter with clicker that brought us to the new high of 26!  What a fun time with some great passengers!  Ospreys have become a rarity, except "Little Lazy Larry" We have also seen a  Grey SEAL, still lots of Great Egrets, Cormorants, Great Blue Herons and more. We have been having wonderful journeys on the river on our Fall Foliage Cruises. Come aboard!


Check our calendar for more upcoming regularly scheduled cruises and Special Cruises. We’d love to see you aboard.

ADVENTURE, is now available for charter, also. We have had several charters thus far and she is fabulous!


Check out our Favorite Links and Resources page for links and web cams we are hooked on...Help us by emailing some of your favorites!






Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

January 8, 2015

Non-Stop CT! Video

View From the Wheelhouse

Click bottom right for full screen.