Aug/Sep – Tree Swallow Sunset Cruise

For the past 18 years RiverQuest has brought individuals and groups on intimate cruises aboard RiverQuest to a special spot on the Connecticut River where 100’s of thousands of Tree Swallows gather. After spending the day miles away, the swallows return each night to sleep in the reeds. They gather at sunset and perform aerial ballets forming an amazing display of art, coordination and cooperation!

Now RiverQuest is operated from the Connecticut River Museum and Cathy, Captains, and Crew are excited to continue the tradition. RiverQuest can maneuver  to allow perfect views from their open decks. RiverQuest’s flexible seating ensures everyone gets optimal “up close and personal” viewing.

Enjoy the entire evening! We will spend 2 to 2.5 hours on the water aboard RiverQuest.

The cruise is primarily about the Tree Swallows, however, it is also about the journey….there is so much to see while cruising along the river. Many birds are migrating through the area at this time; for the fall season, we have seen a record number of Bald Eagles and Great Egrets in past years. On board Naturalist(s), will educate you on the Tree Swallow phenomenon and all the other wildlife we see. On the return cruise home, there is time to chat with others and experience the river at twilight, blending into night.

Don’t forget your camera.

This is a small group experience that is unique each sailing. We promise a great evening for all to enjoy the Tree Swallow show and this special time on the pristine Connecticut River!


A great way to plan your trip!

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