RiverQuest Cruises

Travel aboard the RiverQuest, a 64’ eco-tour boat. Experience the River’s ecology, history, and wildlife; including osprey, eagles and more. Enjoy each season’s beauty as we cruise Spring through Fall.

Cruises leave the docks at the Museum Thursdays through Sundays. Beginning in June, RiverQuest will hold additional sails on Wednesdays at 11:30.

The lower Connecticut River is an area labeled by The Nature Conservancy as “One of the Last Great Places in the Northern Hemisphere”.

Bring your own food and beverages aboard!

Eagles on River Ice by Mark Yuknat; Harbor Seal by educator, Bill Yule 



Cruise depart from the dock at The Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to sail time to ensure a smooth boarding process.

Please don’t trust your GPS when driving to one of our fabulous cruises!
Certain GPS systems send you to another town.
Please type “Connecticut River Museum” or “Steamboat Dock” into your GPS to reach us.

For Charter Information: Cathy Malin, Director of Visitor Experience, cmalin@ctrivermuseum.org or 860/767-8269 x118

Click here to book your cruise on the Onrust or RiverQuest!

Photo Credit: Joan Meek
Cedar Waxwings and Common Merganser Male Ducks by Joan Meek

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