Private Charters

adventure062417Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering. 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, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. 


Gift Certificates


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!  





Thursday July 20, SUNSET Cruise only canceled due to possible evening T'storms. Daytime is a GO!

Saturday July 22. NO Kid's Cruise. Next one is August 5th, 10:00am to 11:00am.

NOTE: Give yourself plenty of time if you are driving on Rt 9 or I-95 for weekend traffic backups.


The upcoming week cruises listed below. Future dates are on our calendar (button below). 

Best to book on-line for all cruises to guarantee your spot. 


*Thursday, July 20 (room. There is a nice breeze on the river):

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

Sunset Cruise on RiverQuest: 6:30pm (Canceled)


*Friday, July 21:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

TGIF Sunset Cruise aboard Adventure: 6:30pm


*Saturday, July 22:

Osprey Cruise "Cruising for Chicks": 9:30am. 

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm

Sunset Cruise on Adventure: 6:30pm

Sunset Cruise on RiverQuest: 6:30pm


*Sunday, July 23:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 1:30pm 

Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm 


*Monday, July 24:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am


*Tuesday, July 25: Closed.


*Wednesday, July 26:

90 minute Daytime Gillette Castle Viewing Cruise: 11:30am

July Dessert Sunset Cruise: 6:30pm...Capt Mark's FAMOUS Key Lime Pie and more will be served!


Also, for a SOLD OUT cruise, do try to book, sometimes we have a cancellation and we can't keep up with updating the home page and calendar. :-)


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises  are also booking now! These are a sell out cruise offered August 20 through October 1, never too early to book! 








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Three "Swinging Chicks" for sure! Come see other Opsrey chicks on morning July 22 "Osprey Cruise"


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 WOW! Clouds do add to a sunset!


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River Updates



Our "Featured" cruises this coming week are:

"Osprey - Cruisin' for Chicks Cruise - Saturday morning" and on July 26, Dessert Sunset Cruise with Captain Mark's Famous Key Lime Pie and more!!  Both fun, educational cruises. And of course, we offer our regular scheduled Daytime and Sunset Cruises.

The East Haddam Swing Bridge Opsrey nest has three "Swinging Chicks". Another good year for the Bridge Opsreys! Yay!

Come on a cruise on July 22, 9:30am to about 12:30pm to see Opsrey chicks on the edge of their nest ready to fly and some may already be flying. Very sweet!

We have seen the Goodspeed Eaglets in the trees near the nest, so, both of them are flying.

We saw one Hamburg Cove Eaglet near the river last week. 

Cruises are in full "summer" swing. The Sunset Cruises we have gone out on "possible" showers evening have been fun! Sun, a quick shower, rainbows, lots of wildlife in the peacefulness and great passengers!

Please come aboard! There are lots of cruises already on the calendar...more in the making! Keep checking!


General Bald Eagle nest update from the DEEP for 2017:

51 active nests in CT. Because of "issues" only 38 were successful. Stand by for more!


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2016 RiverQuest Video


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