RiverQuest departs from HADDAM. Across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House.
Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise leaving at 1:30pm: June 20, 21 and 23.
June 21: Summer Solstice Cruise: 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
June 22: Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
June 23: Lighthouse Cruise: 9:00am to 1:00pm (we need 20 people to go on this cruise....please sign up on line asap so we don't cancel!).
NOTE: The Osprey Cruise for June 22nd am is canceled because of the late start to the season...no babies showing yet and no Ospreys fishing in the river because of the brown water. Please sign up for the July 20 Osprey Cruise.....babies for sure then!
For our Special Cruises, please sign up online. Details on each cruise on the Special Cruises Page and Calendar.
Also, see our "blog" below for important river updates!
We are now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter this season. RiverQuest is a great venue for your private gathering of up to 45 people!
Remember, it is OK to book any cruise, if we need to cancel (bummer...), if you cannot re-schedule, we will not charge you. No Risk!
What's going on in the river?
June 15 was a sunny, dry day, but, unfortunately the water was so high from all the rain, we could not go under the Bridge. We were really looking forward to those cruises. Oh well, at least there was no rain. We did stay on the boat and Liz from Haddam gave lectures about the bridge (Mark has been correct with his facts, however, we did learn a few more!). The day all in all was a success for the East Haddam Swing Bridge's 100th Birthday Celebration and the birth of the first baby Osprey on the bridge (see Photo of the Day below)!
Looks like any Osprey nests that are going to have babies, have them. In most cases, Dad is hanging near the nest or bringing in fresh caught fish. A few people saw little heads pop up on one of the daymarkers.
We also saw a three year old Bald Eagle fly by. I'm sure there are many more eagles around, but, with the leaves on the trees, they are very hard to find.
Swing Bridge Ospreys:
We are thinking babies! Both parents were seen on the nest, one making feeding motions. Hatch date: 06-14-2013...the Swing Bridges 100th Birthday!
Lyme/Nott: One chick, fledged.
Old Lyme LT and BH: Two chicks, not sure if they have fledged yet.
**Group and Bus Tours: One of our specialties!
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We look forward to seeing you aboard this season! Captain Mark and Mindy.