Private Charters


Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2015! 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



Tree Swallow Cruises 

We have a cruise for everyone, any age! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding (Tree Swallow, Osprey), Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. 




Gift Certificates

Sunset pink swing bridge

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!



Public Cruises for the upcoming week:

(Check out our upcoming Special Cruises, also. "Dates" button above) 


August 1:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Note: Earlier departure: 6:00pm to 8:00pm: SOLD OUT!  SUNSET CRUISE

August 2:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

No Sunset Cruise tonight.

August 3:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise 

August 5: 

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

August 6: 

11:30am to 1:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

August 7:

1:30pm to 3:00pm: 90 Minute Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

6:00pm to 8:30pm: Annual Parrothead Sunset Cruise!


NOTE: It is the time of year when you there may be a lot of traffic on Rt.9 or I-95. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the boat!  

Easy On-line booking available for all cruises.






IMG 2104A scene of the beautiful river from RiverQuest.



Summer is the time of year when scattered “pop up” showers are forecast regularly. Please do not let these predictions stop you from booking a cruise. Usually the showers do not materialize and if they do, we can get everyone under cover. If there are to be severe T’storms, we may cancel a cruise for safety reasons. If that happens, you may be disappointed (as we are :-(), but, you will NOT be charged.


Our 2015 summer schedule is in full swing soon! Check the calendar often for new Special Cruises will be added throughout the season.

We hope you can come aboard to enjoy a cruise and the river.


Tree Swallow Cruises are booking already! Don't miss out on this GREAT sell out cruise: Reservations LINK 


Calendar Reservations ::. GIFT CERTIFICATES .::


Fishes of the Lower Connecticut River Sunset Cruise 6pm
Ever wonder what is happening under the surface of the Connecticut River?  
What fish are there and when?  What is being done to protect the fish and their habitat?
Every cruise we get questions about the fish that inhabit our part of the CT River.  Here is our chance to get all those questions answered!
Join us on RiverQuest for a very Special Sunset Cruise with Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard.
Steve is a supervising fisheries biologist with the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Inland Fisheries Division. He is in charge of the Division’s Diadromous (fish that migrate between fresh water and salt water) Fish  Program and its Habitat Conservation Program. He has over 35 years of experience with diadromous fish species and fish passage projects.
This will be a relaxing, informational cruise.  Bring a picnic, favorite beverage and any "fishy" questions you may have!
RiverQuest will depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam at 6:00pm.  Cost per person is $30. RESERVATIONS


Connecticut River Environmental Education Center (CREEC)

         (the first gray building at Eagle Landing State Park)


Hours This Week:fish

Stand by! 


--Stop in and say "hi"!--



River Updates 




We are pretty certain we saw the Hambug Cove Bald Eagle's nest chick on the pine tree the adults hang out on on July 31, Full Moon Cruise. See below. Looks like it is going to be a nice weekend, so, come aboard! There is always a nice breeze on the river. Both our Daytime and Sunset Cruises (some beautiful sunsets) have been fantastic. We think some of the baby Ospreys are flying now. A definite two on the Swing Bridge. Not a huge success year for Ospreys. The Haddam Island baby Bald Eagles are FLYING. We saw them leave the tree on our Sunday, July 19 Sunset Cruise! Yea! We are also seeing lots more Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons and an occassional Snowy Egret. You never know what we will find on our journeys. There was, I believe two Caspian Terns in Deep River Harbor. A sight I have never seen on the river! Picture below. Still lovely sunsets and more to come!!!


Funds are still being taken to help cover the cost of the "community" funded East Haddam Bridge Opsrey platform.

To Donate $$$ to the Osprey platform, please click here: 


We are booking Tree Swallow Cruises already. Don't miss out on this GREAT sell out cruise: Reservations LINK.


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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 We see TWO "Swinging Chicks" Bridge Ospreys now!!!               The all American Hot Dog boat is back!!


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                 Two Caspian Terns, a first for us!                             Viewing and taking pictures of Gillette Castle.


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We believe the Hamburg Cove Bald Eagle chick.                                                               


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