Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruise AND Connecticut River Museum Exhibits

Join us on the popular Winter Wildlife & Eagle Cruises and not only do you get to enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, but also the entire museum and the very special Eagles of Essex exhibit with a purchase of one ticket.

As the river, lakes and ponds to our north freeze, eagles and others make their way to the lower Connecticut River for their favorite food – FISH. Join us on this two hour “on-the-water” cruise to search for eagles and other winter wildlife. This is the 16th year RiverQuest has been providing these popular cruises and in the past we have spotted up to a record 41 eagles, three types of grebes, fox, three types of swans, three types of mergansers, golden eagle, coyote, deer, many hawk species, three types of seals, many different gulls, loons, 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.

Stay overnight at the Griswold Inn with their WINTER ADVENTURE PACKAGE, (860) 767-1776

Or, at the Copper Beech Inn with their WINTER  WONDERLAND PACKAGE, (860) 767-0330


Connecticut River Museum



Valid Dates

February 8 - March 17


(860) 662-0577

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