Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are 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, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. Now booking April Osprey/Eagle Cruises.


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!



UPDATE: Since we have been having such a great time on Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruises, we have added one at 11:30am on Saturday 04-29. Come experience the river foliage, beautiful!


RiverQuest April cruises leave from HADDAM:


Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruise Saturday, 4/29:

Lots of room at 11:30am. Walk-ons welcome!

4:00pm is Sold Out


Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruise Sunday, 4/30:

1:30pm has a couple of spots open.


Our Calendar is up to date with scheduled 2017 cruises! Take a look.  


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises  are also booking now!









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 Nice picture of an Osprey with big fish taken on a

 Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruise! Thanks D. Wagner 


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River Updates




We are having a great, fun time on our Osprey/Eagle Cruise (just added another one on April 29 at 11:30am)! Still a few eagles around, however, the Ospreys are King now! The Spring Foliage, leaves and flowers are popping out fast!!! Very pretty.


Both the Bridge Ospreys are back and working hard on the "nestorations". Most of the others are back on the river at this point and some are already incubating!


Goodspeed: At least one chick has hatched. Will look hard to see if we can see a head or two this weekend. 

Hamburg Cove. At least one chick in their nest.

Nott Island: Eagle couple did relocate to a pine tree on the mainland in the area, unfortunately not visible from the river. However, it is close enough that we may see one of the adults hanging out on the river. Other Old Lyme nests, chicks at the LR nest and Cathy is checking into their progress. Eagles are still around!


General update from the DEEP: We have 45 active nests in CT. Two have failed, others are either incubating or brooding.


Most of our native wildlife are back. We did see last weekend a first! A White Winged Scoter in East Haddam. Never know what we will find! Lots happening on the river this time of year. Come aboard an Osprey/Eagle Cruises and see what we can find! Just nice to get on the river in SPRING!


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


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






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