Private Charters

adventure062417Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering. Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc...


Special Cruises


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, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. 


Gift Certificates


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!






Give yourself plenty of time if you are driving on Rt 9 or I-95 for weekend traffic backups.


Some upcoming RiverQuest cruises leaving from HADDAM.

Book on-line or show up for the Daytime Cruise. Evening, best to book on-line.


A week of cruises listed below, further out on the calendar (button below). 


June 29:

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

June 30:

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

TGIF Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm

July 1:

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

Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm

July 2:

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

July 3:

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

July 4:

Search for Fireworks Cruise aboard RiverQuest (sold out): 7:30pm to 10:30pm

JUST ADDED: Search for Fireworks Cruise aboard Adventure. Same everything, different boat!

July 5:

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

July 6:

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

Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises  are also booking now! 

Also, for SOLD OUT cruise. Do try to book, sometimes we have a cancellation and we can't keep up with updating the home page and calendar. :-)









Sunset 06-23, one of the "showery" days! Always beautiful on the river. More fun without pure sun!


Look hard! I see "three" swinging chicks. 06-21-17


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River Updates



Update on the chick amount there are three "swinging chicks" in the East Haddam Swinge Bridge Opsrey nest! It looks like most of the Osprey babies have hatched. We see Mom and/or Dad at the nest feeding them. Many times we see them flying in with a fish. We will go very close to a few nests on each one of our journeys.

We have also been seeing the Goodspeed Bald Eagle parents regularly near the nest and ONE of the two BIG eaglets was on the dead tree just behind the nest. WE HAVE A FLEDGLING!!! 06-25-17.

On our southbound Sunset Cruises, we have been seeing the Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle parents near their nest (nest is very hard to see). We are hoping to see a chick perched in a tree nearby the nest soon.

Cruises are in full "summer" swing. The Sunset Cruies we have gone out on "possible" showers evening have been fun! Sun, a quick shower, rainbows, lots of wildlife in the peacefulness and great passengers!

Please come aboard! There are lots of cruises already on the calendar...more in the making! Keep checking!


General Bald Eagle nest update from the DEEP for 2017:

51 active nests in CT. Because of "issues" only 38 were successful. Stand by for more!


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


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page for links and web cams we are hooked on...Help us by emailing some of your favorites!

The Florida, Dick Pritchett, Eagle Cam already has two eggs in incubation!






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