Private Charters

rq7Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering. 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 Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises!


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!  




We are actively selling HOLIDAY GIFT CERTIFICATES for that naturalist type family member/friend or for anyone on your list who has everything and would love to go on a relaxing, informative cruise on the beautiful Connecticut River. Click above to purchase.


We have two vessels that will be operating in 2018, RiverQuest and Adventure. Both will be offering Sunset and Special Cruises throughout the season.

RiverQuest will be starting the 2018 season with Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, February 3rd through March 18. A wonderful cruise searching for eagles and other wintering wildlife. We will be partnering with and departing from the Connecticut River Museum in Essex. Museum admission is included with your ticket. Nice!


Our calendar for 2018 will be completed soon. Thus far, our two most popular cruises, Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises and our Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises are on the calendar and bookable. 


Cruise Notes:

  • It is okay to book on “iffy” weather days based on weather predictions (which are wrong a lot!). It will be a bummer if we cancel due to rain, but, we DO NOT charge you as some organizations do.
  • For a SOLD OUT cruise, do try to book or send an email, sometimes we have a cancellation and we can't keep up with updating the home page and calendar. :-)
  • Please do not call the RiverQuest phone for cancellations or! Thanks.


Calendar       Reservations




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Great Eagle sightings!  



A male Bufflehead Duck, a winter visitor



A seal from the past....hoping you'll come back to see him!


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River Updates


Our calendar and booking for 2018 Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, starting February 3, 2018, is ready. And the Tree Swallow Cruises, also. More to come very soon!




General Bald Eagle nest update from the DEEP for 2017:

51 active nests in CT. Because of "issues" only 38 were successful. We fledged 61 eaglets!!


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


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Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

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