Connecticut Open House Day
Special for Connecticut Open House Day, an approximately 45 minute cruise for a special price of $5 per person, all ages. We will begin at approximately 9:00am. When RiverQuest meets capacity (65 passengers), we will leave the dock. Return and re-load, return and re-load. Last boat will leave when we meet capacity before 12:30pm. We will see Gillette Castle and more! First come, first serve. No reservations. No credit cards accepted on this special priced cruise. CASH ONLY. Come aboard! All ages welome!
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Photo credit: Center photo, Kelvin W Cole.
Search for Fireworks Sunset Cruise
Although there are no scheduled fireworks for this evening, we will “search” for any that may be displayed along the edge of the river. Last year we did quite well! Great time! Bring your picnic basket/favorite beverage, relax and enjoy the journey. No one under 12 please. $40pp. Please book on-line. Thanks!
Cruise Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 7:30pm departure return around 10:00pm-ish. Cost is $40pp.
Our other Boat ADVENTURE will be heading out too! Join us aboard Adventure and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where. Although there are no scheduled fireworks for this evening, we will “search” for any that may be displayed from homes along the edge of the river. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage.
Summer Solstice Cruise
Take a relaxing evening cruise as we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Everyone loves summer and this is the start! This is the longest day of the year. What better place to be then on RiverQuest cruising on the beautiful lower Connecticut River. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. There will be complimentary dessert on board including Captain Mark’s famous Key Lime Pie! Cost: $40pp. No one under 12 years old please.
Wednesday June 21, 2017 depart at 6pm to 8:30pm.
Father's Day Cruise
Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Dad! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, DAD IS HALF PRICE! This 60 minute cruise is $10 kids, $16 adults, but, on Father’s Day, Dad cruises for only $8 with the purchase of a full price adult or child ticket. Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. Relax in the morning or throughout most of the day and then come for a cruise! You may bring a sandwich on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at one of the fine local restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam, Chester or Essex. Departs at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
NOTE: Dad must be accompanied with a child of any age!
June 18, 2017. Departure times: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
Selden Island Exploration
RiverQuest will leave Haddam and cruise south down the Connecticut River to Selden Island where passengers will disembark onto this 640 acre island, the largest island in the state of Connecticut and a Connecticut State Park. In the late 1800’s, a huge granite quarry, that primarily supplied paving stones to New York City and Philadelphia, operated on Selden Island. A naturalist and/or historian will guide a hiking tour on the island pointing out wildlife, plant life, geology and will explain the fascinating stone quarrying history of the island. At the "top" of the island we will pause so that you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Connecticut River. The hike portion of the trip lasts about two hours (this includes stopping at points of interest) and is fairly strenuous, dress appropriately. Bring a lunch or a snack with you to munch on as we cruise back to Haddam. $40 per person.
CRUISE DATE: Saturday, May 23, 2015 - Depart at 8:30am. Return around 12:30pm. Please call CT Audubon EcoTravel Division at 860-767-0660 to reserve a spot on this cruise.
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East Haddam (and more) History River Cruise
Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Learn about the history of the Connecticut River from members of the East Haddam Historical Society. Learn about Venture Smith, the Goodspeed family and other influential local founding fathers. We will cruise through the towns of East Haddam, Haddam, Lyme and Chester. Bring a picnic basket if you’d like. Light refreshments will be served.
Mother's Day Cruise
Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Mom! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed).
On this special day, MOM IS HALF PRICE! NOTE: Mom must be accompanied with a child of any age!
This 90 minute cruise departs at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm and is $15 kids, $20 adults, but, on Mother’s Day, May 10th, Mom cruises for only $10.
Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. See the beautiful Spring Foliage!
Let Mom have a relaxing morning, maybe breakfast in bed, a light brunch, then bring your family lunch on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at a fine local restaurant in East Haddam, Chester or Essex.
NOTE: Mom must be accompanied with a child of any age!
5/14/17 is canceled. May 20 is postpone date is: Saturday (not Sunday) at 11:30am and 1:30pm!
History Cruise "Commerce and Conflict on the Connecticut River in early Colonial days" aboard RiverQuest
Journalist and Connecticut historian Erik Hesselberg will entertain passengers with a lively talk during a cruise on the lower Connecticut River. Hesselberg has spent a decade researching the early history of the river for a book in progress. He is a regular contributor to the Hartford Courant and President of the Middlesex County Historical Society. He will speak of the early, mysterious, almost legendary period of the first Dutch and English settlements and the friends and enemies they made among the native peoples. The journey on the river will encompass parts of the towns of Haddam, East Haddam, Chester and Lyme. Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Light apps will be provided. The cost is $35pp. No one under 12 please. Easy on-line booking and more information at: ctriverquest.com. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.
Saturday, October 10: 3:30pm to 5:30pm.