Special Cruises

Full Moon Evening Cruise

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Full Moon Evening Cruise:

Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. Observe how beautiful the river is at twilight; see local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots with our easy on-line booking. Cost is $35-$40 per person. No children under 12. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.

 

Dates:

6/09/17 - Friday 6:30 - 9:00 - $40

7/08/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!)

7/09/17 - Sunday 6:30 - 9:00

8/06/17 - Saturday 6:30 - 9:00 (Almost Full Moon!) 

 

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Learn About Fish Sunset Cruise

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Ever wonder what is happening under the surface of the Connecticut River?  

What fish are there and when?  What is being done to protect the fish and their habitat?

Every cruise we get questions about the fish that inhabit our part of the CT River.  Here is our chance to get all those questions answered!

Join us on RiverQuest for a very Special Sunset Cruise with Fisheries Biologist Steve Gephard.

Steve is a supervising fisheries biologist with the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Inland Fisheries Division. He is in charge of the Division’s Diadromous (fish that migrate between fresh water and salt water) Fish  Program and its Habitat Conservation Program. He has over 35 years of experience with diadromous fish species and fish passage projects.

This will be a relaxing, informational cruise.  Bring a picnic, favorite beverage and any "fishy" questions you may have!

RiverQuest will depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam at 6:00pm on August 16, 2017.  Cost per person is $30. Easy on-line booking on our Reservations Page.

 

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Cruise to Old Saybrook Lighthouses

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A relaxing cruise south down the Connecticut River to view the Inner (Lynde Point) and Outer (Saybrook Breakwater Light) Lighthouses by water. Observe the beautiful, pristine river “One of the Last Great Places”, as we cruise by the towns of Haddam, East Haddam, Hadlyme, Lyme, Chester, Deep River and Essex, ultimately reaching Old Saybrook and Old Lyme at the mouth of the river on Long Island Sound. We will tell you about the history, ecology of the river and point out areas of interest. Bring your picnic basket if you’d like. There will be complimentary coffee and tea on board. Cost is $40pp. No one under 12 please. Please reserve your spot on-line. Thanks!

 

2017 Cruise Dates:

Saturday, August 19: 9:00am to 1:00pm

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Parrothead Cruise

IMG 2655Cruise on the Connecticut River from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. Enjoy the beautiful Connecticut River while listening to “Parrothead” music. Bring your margarita’s or any favorite beverage and your picnic basket. If you want your margarita on the rocks, we’ll have a blender and ice available. Dress in your “Parrothead” attire. Meet other “Parrotheads”! This is designed as a fun, more active Sunset Cruise. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots. Cruise departs at 6:00pm will return at 8:30pm-ish. Cost is $35 per person. No one under 12 years old please.

Cruise Dates:

Friday, August 5, 2016

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Geology Cruise on the Lower CT River

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Connecticut and the Connecticut River is had "rich" geology. We will have a geologist onboard to tell you all about how the Connecticut River formed and many other interesting geological facts of the river.Departure from Eagle Landing Park, Haddam.

 

CRUISE DATE:  October 26th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Geology Cruise (Rocks and Leaves, Wine and Cheese) $45 per adult which includes wine and light refreshments, features retired State Geologist Ralph Lewis. Prepayment is required - contact Leslie at 860 526-8886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

To schedule your own Group Cruise please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call RiverQuest at 860-662-0577.

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Full Moon Spring Foliage Sunset Cruise

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Join us aboard RiverQuest and take a relaxing evening cruise to enjoy the FULL MOON and SPRING FOLIAGE and SUNSET on the lower Connecticut River, departure from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam. This will be a cruise to no where, timed so that, weather permitting, we will see the full moon rise. We will also see the beautiful hues of the spring foliage and the beauty of the river at twilight. See local wildlife and various points of interest including many beautiful homes .Bring your picnic basket and favorite beverage. Visit our website: ctriverquest.com to learn more and to reserve your spots with our easy on-line booking. Cost is $35 per person. No children under 12. RiverQuest phone: 860-662-0577. Gift Certificates Available.
Sunset 8:08, Moon rise: 7:55  

 

Cruise Dates:


5/10/17 - Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Mother's Day Cruise

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Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Mom! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed).

On this special day, MOM IS HALF PRICE! NOTE: Mom must be accompanied with a child of any age!

This 90 minute cruise departs at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm and is $15 kids, $20 adults, but, on Mother’s Day, May 10th, Mom cruises for only $10.

Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. See the beautiful Spring Foliage!

Let Mom have a relaxing morning, maybe breakfast in bed, a light brunch, then bring your family lunch on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at a fine local restaurant in East Haddam, Chester or Essex.

NOTE: Mom must be accompanied with a child of any age!

Cruise Date: 

5/14/17 is canceled. May 20 is postpone date is: Saturday (not Sunday) at 11:30am and 1:30pm!
 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

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Father's Day Cruise

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Join us aboard RiverQuest and spend some quality time with Dad! Depart from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House). On this special day, DAD IS HALF PRICE! This 60 minute cruise is $10 kids, $16 adults, but, on Father’s Day, Dad cruises for only $8 with the purchase of a full price adult or child ticket. Learn about the nature and history of the lower Connecticut River. Relax in the morning or throughout most of the day and then come for a cruise! You may bring a sandwich on board or have a bite to eat before or after your cruise at one of the fine local restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam, Chester or Essex.  Departs at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

NOTE: Dad must be accompanied with a child of any age!

Cruise Date:

June 18, 2017. Departure times: 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm 

 

Reservations

 

Gift Certificates Available

 

Special Cruise Dates

 

Phone: 860-662-0577

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