Feb/Mar – Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

Come out of your winter doldrums and experience the beauty and solitude of the lower Connecticut River during this wonderful time of year! It is so different than it is any other time of the year. There are no other vessels on the water, and with no leaves on the trees, our wildlife viewing is easy and fun.

As the river, lakes and ponds to our north freeze, Eagles and others make their way to the lower CT River for their favorite food – FISH. Join us on this approximately 2 hour “on-the-water” cruise to search for eagles and other winter wildlife. In the past we have spotted up to a record 41 eagles, 3 types of grebes, fox, 3 types of swans, 3 types of mergansers, many different gulls, loons, golden eagle, coyote, deer, many hawk species, 3 types of seals, and even a bobcat. We will have Naturalists on board to narrate and make sure you don’t miss a thing!

RiverQuest has a heated cabin, but we suggest that you dress in warm layers since the best views will be from the open decks. Don’t forget your camera and binoculars! …No binoculars? No worries, we have plenty on board for you to borrow! We will also provide complimentary coffee and tea.


A great way to plan your trip!


Enjoy a weekend getaway!

Cooper Beech Inn – (860) 767-0330 – A country inn and renowned award-winning restaurant in Essex Connecticut, located in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. Website

The Griswold Inn – (860) 767-1776 – Defined by its uniqueness, this inn has many charming rooms, some have fireplaces, some have views of “village life” and some boast glimpses of water.  Website

Saybrook Point Inn and Spa – (860) 395-2000 – A luxury Connecticut Inn featuring elegant accommodations, fine dining, and premier Sanno spa. Website  

Quality Inn – (860) 395-1414 – A value hotel located in Old Saybrook.  Website

The Riverwind Inn – (860)526-2014 – The quintessential bed and breakfast experience in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley.  Website

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