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!  




NOTE: We are watching the weather for the Lighthouse Cruise on Saturday morning. A decision will be made late on Friday. PLEASE do not call the RiverQuest any concerns. THANKS!

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


The upcoming week cruises listed below. Future dates are on our calendar (button below). 

Best to book on-line for all cruises to guarantee your spot. 


*Thursday, August 17 (room):

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


*Friday, August 18:

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


*Saturday, August 19:

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

Sunset Cruise aboard RiverQuest: 6:00pm 


*Sunday, August 20: 

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

Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises: 6:00pm...Our first of the season!!


*Monday, August 21:

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


*Tuesday, August 22: Closed


*Wednesday, August 23:

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

Sunset Cruise aboard RiverQuest: 6:00pm 


Also, for a 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. :-)


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises  are also booking now! These are a sell out cruise offered August 20 through October 1, never too early to book! 


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tree swallow in treeOur Tree Swallow Buddies collecting already! First Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise is Sunday, 08-20. 

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Bridge Osprey Chicks all grown up


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Our local Common Merganser ducklings all grown up. Still 19 of them!


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River Updates



Summer is moving way too fast! Take the time out to come on a Sunset Cruise, not many "regular" ones left. Soon we will be going out on our Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises, don't miss out on those. We are booking like crazy already! We offer our regular scheduled Daytime Cruise and a Sunset Cruise of some kind most days!

Featured Special Cruise's coming up:

August 24: Dessert Sunset Cruise with Capt Mark's Famous Key Lime Pie and more.

And the start or Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises, first one is August 20th!

We had a blast on our Annual Parrothead Cruise, Friday, August 4th. The weather cooperated, the music and our passengers were great! We may do this more than once a year now!

All of the Osprey chicks are now flying. Sometimes we will see them testing their fishing skills, some catch fish, some do not! Can be quite humorous.

Seeing more Bald Eagles now, too, both immature and mature. The fish that were hatched early this year (learn what kind on August 16) are now starting to head down the river, making fish catching and eating easy! 

We have been having a wonderful time on our cruises, despite the hot weather and threat of showers There is always a nice breeze on the river keeping us comfortable. Remember cloud cover is OK and actually better for river peacefulness and wildlife viewing.

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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Phone: 860-662-0577

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