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!



Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise Information:

**4 spots just opened for Monday, 8/31 - 5:30pm

Email captainmark@ctriverquest if you want to join us!


OR Send us an email  to be added to our Wait List. Thanks! 

NOTE: Sometimes we can not keep up with all booking changes, so, if a cruise says sold out on the Calendar or Special Cruise Dates try to book it sometimes there is availability.


**Public Cruises for the upcoming week**:

Note: Sold out evening cruises are not listed below.


August 30:

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

September 2:

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

September 3:

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

September 4:

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


NOTE: It is the time of year when you there may be a lot of traffic on Rt.9 or I-95. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the boat!  

Easy On-line booking available for all cruises.






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 The Bridge "Swinging Chicks" all grown up!


Check the calendar often for new Special Cruises will be added throughout the season. EXAMPLE: Just added a History Cruise with Erik Hesselberg on October 10th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Booking available now. More details to follow!

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 have started and we are having a fine time out on the river. There are dates here and there available. For those who are unable to get on an already scheduled one, we will be adding some days in the first week of October that will depart at 4:30pm. They are now in limbo for possible rain dates. If there are no canceled cruises, we will open them up, so, please send us an email if you are interested on coming and we will add you to a wait list. ALSO, there are one ot two Groups that have chartered RiverQuest and they may open up spots to the general public. Again, email us!


Looks like the Ospreys are on the move already. Beedn seeing lots along the edge of the river, in some cases adults teaching the young or siblings just playing! Marker 42 IS FLYING! YAY! Lots of Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons on the edge of the river gulping the gazillion baby Shad fish coming down the river. Also seeing Bald Eagles pretty regularly.

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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      The rain cloud off in the distance that caused the...................beautiful double RAINBOW!              


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                 Two Caspian Terns, a first for us!                       The "Learn about Fish Cruise" with Steve Gephard.


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We believe the Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle chick.              Egyptian Geese in Deep River Harbor. Another first!                                               


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