Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 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


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 (NOW BOOKING: Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise), 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!




Happy Summer! Come aboard!

BEAT THE HEAT! Always a BREEZE on the river!

NOTE: Mondays departure time is now 11:30am. Thanks!

With the heat, comes storm threats. We will cancel a cruise if there is a possible safety issue, sometimes fairly last minute. Thanks!


Upcoming Cruises (check our calendar for more, too!):



Monday July 25:
No Cruises today!
Wednesday July 26:
Thursday July 28:

Friday July 29: 

1:30pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

6:30pm TGIF Sunset Cruise on Adventure (NOTE: this Sunset Cruise will be on the vessel Adventure!)

Saturday July 30: 

1:30pm Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

6:30pm Relaxing Public Sunset Cruise


Always best to book on-line, Reservation Button below. If a cruise is not sold out, many times there is room for walk-ons. Sometimes, not, though. If a cruise is Sold Out, try to book, sometimes there are cancellations we can't keep up with. Thanks!

AND please remember it it SUMMERTIME which means TRAFFIC. Allow yourself ample time to get to the boat. Capt Mark has RiverQuest leave on time!

See River Updates write-up and pictures below!

Calendar Reservations

NOW booking our very popular Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise.

A do not miss cruise. Book early! 



Gift Certificates can be purchased on-line at any time and they will be immediately emailed to you or your recipient. Always a great gift to anyone!

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 A happy Osprey family on one of our local nests. Looks like time for these three to get out of the nest!


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 Welcome ADVENTURE! The latest addition to Connecticut River Expedition's fleet. THis is a great Private Charter boat!




River Updates



Our "live" camera is now on our website, look to the right side of the page for "A View From the Wheelhouse", hover over the picture, press on the double arrow and you will see a current live streaming video of the area while we are at the dock. 

Made it out for the Annual Haddam to Middletown Cruise on July 20 evening with a full boat of happy travelers.

We were on a couple of missions for the CT Deep to check on a couple of Bald Eagle’s nests and on our own mission to check out Osprey nests and have a great time! Well, we had success with all!

We found the Eagle’s Nest on the river north of the Pratt Whitney dock along with both adults and a glimpse of one chick near the nest. We also found the Eagle’s nest close to Bodkin’s Rock in Portland. There were three chicks in that nest! All big chicks, probably already flying.

Success in finding Osprey nests with babies in them.

Also, lots of Herons and Egrets, a lovely sunset and last, but, not least, some great passengers! We all had a wonderful time! Come aboard daytime or evening.

The three East Haddam Swing Bridge Osprey babies are on the edge of the nest ready to FLY! We saw one hovering about two feet over the nest, wing testing and landing practice. Goodspeed Eagle chicks have started flying, definitely.

Capt Mark is having a great time on the Daytime Cruises.

NOTE: We have adjusted our Monday departure time to 11:30am from 1:30pm.

Check our calendar for more upcoming regularly scheduled cruises and Special Cruises. We’d love to see you aboard.

ADVENTURE, is now available for charter, also. We have had several charters thus far and she is fabulous!

Check our calendar and/or Special Cruise Date page for the upcoming schedule.


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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Coming back to the dock, happy Private Charter           The Goodspeed eagle chicks! Sibling LOVE


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  A young Bald Eagle along the river eating fish             A colorful Sunset again! Come join us. :-)                 


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                        The bow of Adventure                          A baby Barn Swallow hanging out near RQ



Phone: 860-662-0577

View From the Wheelhouse


Upcoming Excursions

January 8, 2015

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