Private Charters

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Now booking dates for your intimate, casual, fun Private Charter for 2017! Either Adventure or RiverQuest are a unique, affordable venue for your private gathering of two to 47 guests! Weddings, Company Outings, Family Reunions, Cocktail Parties, Anniversary, etc...


Special Cruises

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We have a cruise for everyone! February thru October we are on the river with so many fun and relaxing cruises to enjoy! Daytime and Sunset Cruises, Birding, Kid's, Wine/Food, Music and more. Now booking April Osprey/Eagle Cruises.


Gift Certificates

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Please click "More" below. A Gift Certificate for a RiverQuest cruise works for all ages, never goes out of style and never expires! We offer relaxing Sunset and Daytime Cruises and lots of Special Cruises throughout the year!



NOTE: For this Saturday, April 1, it is too early to predict the weather, so, please sit back and wait. :-) We will NOT go out if the weather is not good for viewing or if there is a safety issue. You will NOT be charged if we cancel! Thanks!


IT IS A WRAP!!! We are done with Winter, on to SPRING!

Schedule for April Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruiseleaving from HADDAM:

10:00am: 04-08

1:30pm: 04-20, 04-23, 04-30, 04-01 (sold out)

4:00pm: 04-15, 04-29


Tree Swallow Sunset Cruises are also booking now!


Calendar Reservations





IMG 8586    First Osprey 03-26, Essex Great Meadow. Yay!




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River Updates





The Bridge Osprey was at the platform on March 27 afternoon! How exciting! Hope the mate makes it home soon. First Osprey we saw on the river was at the Great Meadow in Essex, March 26 afternoon, a little later than usual.


Goodspeed Eagles are still incubating. Expected hatch date: March 31-ish. An eagles’s nest further north up river (this may be the Haddam Island couple whose nest tree toppled last spring) is incubating. Hamburg Cove nest, we think there may be a chick based on adult activity. One is kinda setting up a “this is my home” perimeter. The Nott Island eagle couple may have relocated to a pine tree on the mainland in the area, unfortunately not visible from the river. However, it is close enough that we may see one of the adults hanging out on the river. Other Old Lyme nests, Cathy is checking into their progress. We are still seeing at least a dozen eagles in the area, mostly young birds.


Double Crested Cormorants are returning; Great Cormorants disappearing. Red-winged Black Birds and Tree Swallows have been seen.

So, lots happening on the river this time of year. Come aboard an Osprey/Eagle Cruises and see what we can find! Just nice to get on the river in SPRING!


Enjoy our 2016 Season Video: 


2016 RiverQuest Video


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The Florida, Dick Pritchett, Eagle Cam already has two eggs in incubation!






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