|Daytime Gillette's Castle Viewing Cruises|
**Please: Check our Calendar for the current weekly schedule, which notes any changes to the RiverQuest schedule and any Special Cruises that may be offered.
We have online booking available. Normally there is plenty of room for walk-ons. Just come on by! Children of any age are allowed on this cruise.
We will be offering this cruise on Mother's Day, May 12 at both 11:30am and at 1:30pm.
Mom's are half-price! $10 for Mom (must come with at least one kid!).
We will be offering this cruise on weekends starting on May 25, 2013.
Weekdays starting on Friday, June 21, 2013.
Cruise Days and Times:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Our 90 minute Daily Public Cruise Prices for 2013:
Youth (2 years to 12 years): $15.00.
Under 2: Free
You can use our easy on-line booking for all our cruises!
Special Kid's Cruise:
Please, always call ahead to confirm the cruise is going or check our calendar for any changes! Phone: 860-662-0577.
Please Book On-line...Best!!! Or E-mail Us (next best!) or Call 860-662-0577 (worst!).
Walk-ons are always welcome if we have not met our capacity! If we do meet our capacity, we will leave the dock before our scheduled departure.
Come with us on the lower Connecticut River and experience an area that has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as "One of the Last Great Places".
Our cruises are comfortable, relaxing and affordable. This is a great cruise to bring the family on. Relatives from out of town or a family gathering and looking for something fun and affordable to do as a group....come aboard!
Enjoy this beautiful, pristine river in our own backyard.
If you'd like, make the cruise easy, bring your lunch, snack and/or any beverage with you.
Bring your camera and binoculars (we have a limited supply on board for loan) on all cruises, you never know what you'll see.
We will leave from our dock at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam and cruise south towards the mouth of the Connecticut River. We will see the Goodspeed Opera House (located directly across the river) and the Goodspeed Airport. We may even see our resident Bald Eagles!
We will pass by Gillette Castle, one of Connecticut's main tourist attractions, the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry, the second oldest operating ferry in Connecticut and Mount Saint John's School for Boys in Deep River. Captain Mark and/or crew will tell you all about the castle, William Gillette, the ferry and Mount Saint John's.
There is seating for each individual aboard RiverQuest. Passengers can be out of the sun, wind, or drizzle in our cozy cabin area. Or sit or stand outside on our open stern or bow deck.
RiverQuest leaves the dock on time! Please check in at the dock at least ten minutes before departure.
NOTE: If we meet our capacity, we will leave the dock before our scheduled departure.
Parking: There is PLENTY of FREE parking. RiverQuest is normally docked on Dock #1. When you come in the park, go to parking lot #1, the first lot on the left.
Each season on The Connecticut River is beautiful:
Spring: Osprey and other migratory birds have returned, foliage is unfolding displaying lovely colors, warmth of the Sun! Come aboard our special Osprey/Eagle Cruise.
Summer: Cool breezes, Osprey and their hatchlings, resident Eagles and their babies. The river is alive! We also offer Sunset Cruises most evenings. Different price, see Sunset Cruise page.
Fall: The crisp air, beautiful foliage colors, serene river. Special Foliage Cruises.
Winter: (different price and cruise length) See Eagle Cruise page, many wintering birds, an enjoyable, tranquil time to be on the river.
Note: The Captain reserves the right to change the cruise itinerary or cancel a cruise anytime he feels that there may be a weather or safety issue.
Gift Certificates available, please go to the "Gift Certificate" page.