We have something for everyone!


Special Cruises

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises will begin in February and we are actively booking now! Join us February through October on the river with many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding, Lighthouses and more…..

Private Charters

Contact us for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter! Adventure and RiverQuest are unique, affordable venues for your private gathering. Weddings, Company Outings, Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, and more…

Gift Certificates

A Gift Certificate for a RiverQuest cruise works for all ages and never goes out of style! We offer relaxing Sunset and Daytime Cruises and many Special Cruises throughout the year! Give someone, something special, simple and enjoyable.

Great Location

Winter Cruises are from the CT River Museum in Essex.  We are on the beautiful Connecticut River in Haddam, CT, just across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House. Our dock is located in Eagle Landing State Park with lots of parking..

Upcoming on RiverQuest and/or Adventure:

Looking forward to cruising in 2020! Happy New Year!

WINTER WILDLIFE EAGLE CRUISES, now booking. Join us at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex for our favorite Winter Cruises. Starting on February 8th. Check out our calendar for exact dates and times.

RiverQuest departs from ESSEX, the Connecticut River Museum for winter/early spring cruises and from HADDAM, Eagle Landing State Park April thru October.

River Currents:

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Booking now! 2020 Private Charters from Haddam on both RiverQuest and Adventure. A great way to have a happy, beautiful event!

Gift Certificates

Birthdays, Holidays, Appreciation? How about a Gift Certificate for a Connecticut River Cruise? We offer many different types of cruises, from Daytime to Sunset, Birding to Geology. Relaxing, fun and affordable. Easy, too! Purchase on-line.

2019 CT DEEP Eagle Update

2019 nests Lyme to Middletown, what we know about chicks: Ely’s Ferry, three. Hamburg Cove, one. Twelve Mile Island, two. Goodspeed, 0. Clarkhurst 3. Dart Island, Bodkin Rock, Wilcox Island, all successful, amount unknown. More info coming…..!

CT Bald Eagles: 81 Chicks! 64 Territories:  45 Successful, 7 Failed, 7 Territorial, 5 Unknown outcome

Nature is our business…

….and business is good!

We are excited to say, RiverQuest is happy berthed in Essex at the Connecticut River Museum getting ready for Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises, starting on February 8! Capt Mark, Science Officer Bill Yule and Mindy were on board for the relocation. Along the way…nine mature Bald Eagles, two Great Cormorants, dozens of Common Mergansers, a few Common Goldeneye, a Bufflehead couple, two Northern Harriers, two Peregrine Falcons, Gulls, Canada Geese and a couple Red Tailed Hawks. We saw some fun interaction between a Bald Eagle and a Great Black-backed Gull. The gull was chasing the eagle, who we think probably had stolen the gull’s food. We also saw a Bald Eagle swoop down to the water and try to snatch a fish from the a Great Cormorant, unsuccessful! The ice from last week is pretty much all gone, however there are still a number of small ice floes. We’re assuming it is still frozen up north, which will cause northern eagles and winter wildlife to come to the open water of the Connecticut River. See you soon!

Cruising the Connecticut River

We are on the water February – October and the river is constantly changing with the seasons.

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