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......
We have a cruise for everyone, any age! Winter Wonderland Eagle Watch in February and March (booking now!). In season: Kid's Cruises, Island Landings, Birding, Wine/Food, Music and more. February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing ways to enjoy it!
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!
On-line booking for our very popular Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises is now available. Weather permitting, cruises will start on WE HOPE Saturday, March 8th and run through March 23rd. Welcome new comers and old comers
BAD NEWS IS: Thursday, March 6th and Saturday March 8 are canceled.
We are hoping the Bollard, ice breaking boat, and a day or two of warmth will save Sunday...........(See photo below for a picture of the Bollard).
We have added:
Thursday March 20 and Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23 for
Winter Wonderland/Eagle Cruises and we will still see eagles and other wintering wildlife!
Saturday and Sunday April 19, 20, 26 and 27
This is another very popular cruise, a relaxing 2.5 hours long, where we see our returning Osprey and nesting and resident Bald Eagles.
THANK YOU all for your patience and support of RiverQuest and all her personnel attached with this long, hard winter season. We SO LOOK forward to getting out to show you eagles, ducks and lots of other stuff.
Still extremely icy on the river. There is a lot of open spots, but, there is a lot of "packed" ice, also. We hope the ice gets broken up by the Bollard that is going to work in the river on Friday (yea!) and then that it flushes out enough that we can get RiverQuest back to her dock. This is the WORST ever! We will still be seeing eagles and other winter and returning resident birds on our later cruises and particularly on our Osprey/Eagle Cruises scheduled for April. Believe it or not, there are signs of spring: Tree Swallows have been around, red-winged blackbirds have been sighted, the tree leaf buds are starting to fatten up and when in the sun, it almost feels warm! It's coming!!!!
The Goodspeed eagle's are still incubating, all looks good at that nest. Not sure about Nott Island....stand by!
Also, Check out on the bottom right of home page, a link to an Eagle Cam at Berry College in Georgia. First eaglet 02-22.
Red Breasted Merganser in flight. Fully mature Bald Eagle (5+ years old) in flight
USCG Bollard Breaking ice in Haddam River ice from dock.....