Special Cruises

Full Moon Spring Foliage Sunset Cruise

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Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise to enjoy the FULL MOON and SPRING FOLIAGE and SUNSET on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. We will also see the beautiful hues of the spring foliage and the beauty of the river at twilight. See local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots with our easy on-line booking. Cost is $35 per person. No children under 12. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.
Sunset 8:08, Moon rise: 7:55  

 

Cruise Dates:


5/10/17 - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30

 

Reservations

 

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Selden Creek Navigation/Connecticut's Amazon

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Selden Creek borders Selden Island, an island that is an untouched, pristine 640 acre Connecticut State Park, located in the town of Lyme. RiverQuest will cruise south down the Connecticut River from Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam, into Selden Creek for a circumnavigation of Selden Island. While slowly cruising through this serene, peaceful creek, your crew will point out flora and fauna and discuss the geology and history of the island and the bordering mainland. Cruising through the creek today is not much different than it was several hundred years ago. Enjoy the magic of the area. Look for Bald Eagles and other bird/wildlife. 

More About Selden Island:  http://www.seldenisland.org/

2017 CRUISE DATE:

August 5 departure at 9:00am, return at 11:00am.

Other dates TBD!! Stand by!

Price: $35pp, no one under 10 please.  


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Mother's Day Cruise

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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!

Cruise Date: 

5/14/17 - Sunday
11:30 - 1:00
1:30 - 3:00
3:30 - 5:00

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Father's Day Cruise

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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!

Cruise Date:

June 18, 2017. Departure times: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Haddam to Middletown Evening Cruise

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Cruise from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam north up the Connecticut River to Middletown. Pass under the East Haddam Swing Bridge. Observe how beautiful the river is as we pass by several state parks on the edge of the river: Haddam Meadows, George Dudley Seymour and Hurd to name a few. See where the Connecticut Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was and view many beautiful homes. We will turn around at The Mattabessett Canoe Club Restaurant. Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Cost of this cruise is $40. No children under 12 please.

Cruise Dates:

July 20, 2016. depart at 5:30pm, return at 9:00pm.

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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History Cruise

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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.

Date:

Saturday, October 10: 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Selden Island Exploration

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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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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!

 

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Cruise Dates: 

Sunday June 21, 2015 depart at 6pm to 8:30pm.

 

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