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.
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!