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Address: Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82/Bridge Road, Haddam, CT 06438
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+1 860-662-0577

View the scenic lower Connecticut River aboard the friendly, intimate,...

View the scenic lower Connecticut River aboard the friendly, intimate, eco-tour vessel RiverQuest. As we cruise south on our Daytime Excursion, we'll see Goodspeed Opera House, Gillette's Castle. Light narration provided on local history, flora and fauna and other areas of interest. Other cruises: Sunset/Evening (may go north or south), Foliage, Eagle, Private Charters (company, family, birthday, etc). Leave from Eagle Landing State Park, Route 82, Haddam, CT. For schedule, prices, info see website.

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Soaring Eagles

Relaxing cruise in the middle of nature. We saw many many eagles. They were perched in trees, standing in the river, soaring high above the trees, eating their pray and soaring... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Lisle, Illinois
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Lisle, Illinois
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Relaxing cruise in the middle of nature. We saw many many eagles. They were perched in trees, standing in the river, soaring high above the trees, eating their pray and soaring around with other eagles at play. It was like being involved in a national geographic show. I highly recommend it.

Thank jillmpmoore
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I went on the cruise from the Ct River Museum and its a great bird watching boat trip. We saw an adult bald eagle, numerous juvenile eagles, hawks and a seal. With the captain plus multiple staff on the boat looking for birds and then helping anyone on the boat find the birds through the binoculars its a great trip.... More 

Thank Lisa V
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

My husband & I had a wonderful two hour cruise on the CT. River with Captain Mark, Mindy & two other bird experts last Sunday. We were fortunate to have a warm sunny day and even more fortunate to see about 32 eagles. We have done this cruise annually for a few years now but never saw so many birds.... More 

Thank Patricia G
Guilford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We departed from the CT River Museum for 1.5 hour eagle watch cruise. Amazing viewing of both the river and the wildlife. We saw what seems like at least 15 eagle sightings, among many many more bird life sightings. The crew was great and very informative. A really enjoyable ride on the river.

Thank James N
Haddam, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We always enjoy trips on this intimate boat travelling the Connecticut River. The owners of the boat are warm, knowledgeable about the River and very helpful. Make at least a once a year trip to see different aspects of the River.

Thank 528traveler
New Haven, Connecticut
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

There is so much great to say about this cruise. Of course, the weather cooperated, and we were lucky to get the last cruise of the season. The owners are so welcoming and gracious, and they really make the trip comfortable for everyone, even letting us know when a passing boat would make a wave. The narrated hour-long trip described... More 

Thank Roseann_S_123
Holland Patent, New York
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

You know that you are on the correct river cruise when you are greeted by friendly staff armed with binoculars for your use! We spent a wonderful afternoon on the Connecticut River on an immaculate boat. We were thrilled to see immature eagles, a harrier hawk and a grebe amongst other wildfowl (yes, birds are still around in late October!).... More 

Thank CRM65
Hamden, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were looking to do a cruise but the first one we saw was sold out(and more expensive!). So, I researched and found CT River Expeditions. They did not disappoint. It was a beautiful ride along the river, with beautiful views of Gillette Castle, eagles, osprey, homes, and fall foliage. The crew was very educated and super... More 

Thank Christina R
Portland, Connecticut
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We've been on two cruises. One of the winter eagle cruises and most recently the swallow cruise. The guides were fantastic, boat is clean and comfortable,binoculars for everyone. We brought snacks and libations. The birding was fantastic 15 immature Eagles, herons,osprey,egrets,kingfishers geese,commorants and the best seeing the swallows. Highly recommend.

Thank maryanne1964
Higganum, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

my wife and i had the most enjoyable afternoon cruise on the Ct. River, we saw eagles, osprey, cormorant, mergansers, a few ducks and a lot of beautiful waterfront; our captain and his mate were dead on with their commentary, and had all their fact's right on the money. we would take this trip again any time.

Thank frank k

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