Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2015 and 2016! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 50 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc......




Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone, any age! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding (Tree Swallow, Osprey), 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!




10-06, two spots available. Book on-line. We're still having a Great time!

Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise:

The weather is looking good for 10-07 and 10-08 and we have room on both.​ Departure at 4:30pm. Please book on-line. Thanks!


Daytime Public Cruise Schedule for September:

Wednesday and Thursday:

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Please, always check the calendar for schedule changes!


Looking forward to FOLIAGE CRUISES.

Some Special Cruises and Times.


Easy On-line booking available for all cruises.







      Great Bald Eagle view on 10-05 Tree Swallow Cruise.   Along with lots 'o Swallows!


Check the calendar often for added Special Cruises.

We hope you can come aboard to enjoy a cruise and the river.


Calendar Reservations ::. GIFT CERTIFICATES .::


Connecticut River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)

         (the first gray building at Eagle Landing State Park)


Hours This Week:fish


See you next week...


--Stop in and say "hi"!--



River Updates 



Tree Swallow Cruises are in full swing and we are having a fine time out on the river.

DATES OPEN: October 5, 7, and 8 that will depart at 4:30pm. A don't miss cruise! 

Other don't miss cruises are on October 10:

Selden Island Circumnavigation 9am to 11am and a brand new history cruise "Commerce and Conflict on the Connecticut River in early Colonial Days" presented by Erik Hesselberg 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

The Tree Swallows are still very many, as are the Bald Eagles. We saw 21 Bald Eagles on the September 30th Tree Swallow Cruise. Holy Cow!

We are also booking Foliage Cruises. Check our Calendar for Times and Date.

Funds are still being taken to help cover the cost of the "community" funded East Haddam Bridge Opsrey platform.

To Donate $$$ to the Osprey platform, please click here: WE ARE ALMOST AT OUR GOAL!!! Thanks to all!

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!



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What a treat to have an adult eagle soar over the boat! Extra special when he grabs a fish right by the stern!!

Photos by Richard Ketai            


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Immature Bald Eagle from Tree Swallow Cruise                  Lots of Tree Swallows!


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We believe the Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle chick.          Tree Swallows in front of the Full Moon 09-26                                               


Phone: 860-662-0577

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