Private Charters

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We are now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2014! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 50 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc......

 

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Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone, any age! In season: Kid's Cruises, Island Landings, Birding (NOW booking Tree Swallow Spectacle), Wine/Food, Music and more. February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy it!

 

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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!

 

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Cruises available for the upcoming week below (closed Tuesday).

Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing cost: $20 adult, $15 kid.  

NOTE: Now booking Tree Swallow Cruises...many are sold out. If you have a date that says sold out, try to book anyway. Sometimes I can't keep up w/cancellation updates. We will be adding more cruises soon.                                                                                                                         

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Thursday:

11:30am: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

5:30pm: Sunset Cruise (NOTE: Earlier start time...5:30)

Friday:

1:30pm: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

Saturday:

9:00am to 1:00pm: Cruise to view the Old Saybrook Lighthouses (a leisurely cruise to the mouth of the CT River)

1:30pm: 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Sunday:

1:00pm: (NOTE: earlier start today) 90 Minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

6:00pm: Tree Swallow Cruise (OUR FIRST of the season. Yea!)

 

NOTE:

To guarantee your spot on all cruises (especially Sunset Cruises), please book on-line. There is usually room for walk-ons, but, not always. 

Please check our calendar (button below) for MORE upcoming Regular and Special Cruises! Let's Cruise!!

 

ALSO: Traffic can be backed up on Rt 9 and I-95 on a nice day.

Give yourself plenty of time and/or take the back roads.

 

 

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River Updates 

 

  

 

It looks like the weather is going to be good for all of us for awhile! Great for boat rides, not so great for gardeners, sorry! This week we are having our Dessert Cruise on Wednesday evening (Captain Mark's Famous Key Lime Pie!) and our once a year cruise to the mouth of the river to view the Lighthouses from the water on Saturday morning. A great cruise. We are still seeing the "Brockway Island"  Bald Eagle couple every time we have gone south on a Sunset Cruise. Also, having fun listening to the three Bridge Osprey babies squawking at the top of the bridge. Scary to think Mom and/or Dad will be begin their journey south in a couple of weeks. Still seein the Goodspeed nest Eaglet! A good story there. Tree Swallows flying about in the evening, looking to be a bumper crop year! Not too early to book a cruise for the upcoming Tree Swallow season, we're all ready SOLD OUT on some of them!

 

Check out our new 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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The elusive Goodspeed Chick eyeing us from a tree.             The Brockway Island eagles seem to like this tree. 

 

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 This scruffy Bald Eagle was chased by a Peregrine Falcon.      The Superest Super Moon of 2014 - August 10th! 

 

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Swallows everyewhere in Selden Creek.                                                Osprey Fledgling: "Now what...?"



Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
1:30pm PUBLIC CRUISE

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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9:00am CRUISE TO THE OLD SAYBROOK LIGHTHOUSES

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