We have something for everyone!


Special Cruises

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises NOW thru March 15. 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 aboard RiverQuest

WINTER WILDLIFE EAGLE CRUISES, departing from ESSEX, actively booking now! Join us at and depart from the Connecticut River Museum in ESSEX for our favorite Winter Cruises. Departure dates/times listed below. Also, check out our calendar that will show Sold Out dates and other cruises in 2020!

Upcoming week (02-26 thru 03-04) ROOM on: Wednesday 02-26 at 11:30am, Friday 02-28 10am and 12:30pm, 03-01 at 9am and 2pm, 03-04 at 2pm. ALSO, Our calendar will show more open dates through March 15. Thanks!

  • 2020 Dates: NOW – March 15
    • Saturdays and Sundays, thru March 15: 9:00am and 11:30am and 2:00pm
    • Wednesdays: 2:00pm
    • Fridays: 10:00am and 12:30pm

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

For cancellations or date changes, you must email. Thank you.

River Currents:

Booking Now!

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 had a great first weekend on our Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises! Eagle sightings, six to 13. We saw a mature Bald Eagle sitting on an Osprey nest, another mature flew in with a stick, placed the stick on the nest, flew off for another, then the other eagle did the same thing. A couple of immature eagles flying together, touching talons and just having fun! Some great views of eagles perched in trees, happy photographers! Saw at least one seal, loons, ducks, hawks and more…including the beautiful Connecticut River in winter! Note that we are departing from Essex at the Connecticut River Museum for these cruises. Room on many cruises through February and March…..check our calendar for open dates. Thanks and 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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