Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2016 or 2017! RiverQuest is a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 47 guests! 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 (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!




Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises

By popular demand!

We had a great time on the boat ADVENTURE to see Tree Swallows so we have added more dates!


Friday, September 2 - 5:00pm
Monday, September 5 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 7 - 4:30pm
Monday, September 12 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 14 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, September 27 - 4:00pm


INFO: Best is to try to book (even if it says sold out on the calendar, etc). If it says sold out, try another date or send us an email so we can put you on a WAIT LIST (spots do open up).


Calling the RiverQuest phone for information will not work well!! Best to email :-)


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

For cruise updates, we will update here! No need to call us!


Monday, August 29:

11:30am Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise

Wednesday August 31:


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!

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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                 Lots of Tree Swallows in the sky.


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


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There is always lot's to see on the CT River!  Join us and see what you can find!




River Updates



Our "live" streaming camera is now  here! Look at the BOTTOM of this page for a "View From the Wheelhouse",  for a video of the Haddam/East Haddam Harbor while we are at the dock. Away form the dock, the picture is still. 

Tree Swallow cruises have started. Our first "public" cruise was August 26th and we had some nice viewing, along with a gorgeous sunset, four Bald Eagles, many Great Egrets and Herons, and a massive amount of Double Crested Cormorants. We have never seen this many, ever! We saw a flock of Common Mergansers fly by in Haddam Harbor. Unusual sighting, normally just a winter visitor. We are mostly sold out on our Tree Swallow Cruises, but, we will be adding some on Adventure, so STAND BY! The fish are jumping, but, the river ain't high! Keep checking and we will be sending out an email with added dates.

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 out our Favorite Links and Resources page for links and web cams we are hooked on...Help us by emailing some of your favorites!






Phone: 860-662-0577

Upcoming Excursions

January 8, 2015

Non-Stop CT! Video

View From the Wheelhouse

Click bottom right for full screen.