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2024 Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises on RiverQuest

February 9 @ 10:00 am - March 13 @ 2:00 pm


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.

Cruises start Friday February 9th continuing through March 13th.

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  • 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays:

  • 9:00am – 11:00am
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesdays, March 6th & 13th

  • 11:30am – 1:30pm


February 9 @ 10:00 am
March 13 @ 2:00 pm
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Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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