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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 Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises
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09-23 and 09-24 room on the 1:30pm Daytime Cruises.
Room on the following Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises:
Adventure: 09-25, 09-26, 09-29, 09-30
Upcoming Daytime and Evening Cruise dates/times:
Usually plenty of room for walk-ons, however, always best to book on-line for any cruise to guarantee your spot.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Starting September 30 through October 29:
Saturday and Sunday
60 minute Fall Foliage Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 12:30pm and 2:00pm
Two Hour Fall Foliage Sunset Cruises:
Departing 3:30pm, returning 5:30pm.
Southbound: 10-14, 10-15, 10-28
Note: 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.
Also, 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. :-)
The tree topper Bald Eagles near their nest. We see them pretty regular as we head down to the birds!
Beautiful rainbow 09-03 on the way to see the Tree Swallows.
RiverQuest on a Tree Swallow Cruise, nice and intimate!
Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises are going strong. The journey to the birds has been fun, we had a record 24 Bald Eagles on one cruise and have seen at least four on each cruise. Also, seeing lots of other wildlife local, Great Egrets, Blue Herons, cormorants, and more. The Tree Swallows (and Purple Martins and a few Barn Swallow) have been coming and performing. We will be adding a couple more evening Tree Swallow Cruises the first week in October, have not yet in case we need some evenings for a re-schedule (hope not!).
AND don't forget, we are still running our Gillette Castle Daytime Cruise until the end of October. Bring on the family, visitors to the area and friends!
The leaves on the trees and some vines are starting to change color already. Yikes! Come aboard 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!!
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