Daytime Cruises on RiverQuest

Come with us on the lower Connecticut River and experience an area that has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as “One of the Last Great Places”.

Our cruises are comfortable, relaxing and affordable. This is a great cruise for family, relatives from out of town or just to come for river ride. Enjoy this beautiful, pristine river in our own backyard.

See Gillette Castle, one of Connecticut’s main tourist attractions from the water, the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry, the second oldest operating ferry in Connecticut and Mount Saint John’s School for Boys in Deep River. Captain Mark and/or crew will tell you all about the castle, William Gillette, the ferry and Mount Saint John’s.

You are welcome to bring along lap style lunch, snack and/or any beverage with you.

You never know what we may find, so pack a jacket, camera and binoculars.  We do have some binoculars for loan too!

Prices below:

Days & Times
Additional Few Things

90 minute Daytime Cruise:

Adult: $20.00.

Youth:  (2 years to 12 years): $15.00.

Under 2: Free

You can use our easy on-line booking for all our cruises!

Senior Special:

Seniors over 65 on our Monday, Wednesday and Thursday cruise departing at 11:30am: $18

Days & Times
  • Summer Season (June through September):
    • 90 minute:
      • Monday (July/August only): 11:30am – 1:00pm
      • Tuesday: No public cruises.
      • Wednesday:  11:30am – 1:00pm.
      • Thursday: 11:30am – 1:00pm.
      • Friday:  1:30pm – 3:00pm.
      • Saturday:  1:30pm – 3:00pm.
      • Sunday: 1:30pm – 3:00pm.
  • Fall Season (October):
    • 90 minute:
      • Wednesday:  11:30am – 1:00pm.
      • Thursday: 11:30am – 1:00pm.
      • Friday:  1:30pm – 3:00pm.
    • 60 minute:
      • Saturday: 12:30pm – 1:30pm and  2:00pm – 3:00pm
      • Sunday: 12:30pm – 1:30pm and  2:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Monday and Tuesday: No Public Cruises.
Additional Few Things
  • It is best to book online to secure your spot.
  • Please, always confirm the cruise is going by checking the ctriverquest.com home page for any changes! or call 860-662-0577
  • There is seating for each individual aboard RiverQuest. Passengers can be out of the elements in our cozy cabin area or outside on our open stern or bow deck.
  • RiverQuest leaves the dock on time! Please check in at the dock at least ten minutes before departure.   NOTE: If we meet our capacity, we will leave the dock before our scheduled departure.
  • Parking: There is PLENTY of FREE parking. RiverQuest’s home berth is Dock #1. When you come in the park, go to parking lot #1, the first lot on the left.
  • The Captain reserves the right to change the cruise itinerary or cancel a cruise anytime he feels that there may be a weather or safety issue.
  • We love having small groups on board. However, if you do come as a group, PLEASE be aware that this is a narrated cruise and that others on board want to hear Captain Mark and crew’s wonderful narration. Large coolers of beverage and food to share are NOT allowed on this cruise.
  • For a chatting/drinking gathering, please email us about booking an affordable Private Charters! Thanks.
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