May 25, 2022

RiverQuest and CT Audubon offer their Seventh Annual Eagle Cruises from Haddam

RiverQuest – Connecticut River Expeditions and Connecticut Audubon are joining up again in February and March for their Seventh Annual Eagle Viewing Boat Cruises on the Connecticut River. These ever-popular winter cruises will depart from the “New Eagle Headquarters” located at the appropriately named Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam.

Captain Mark of the quiet, environmentally friendly eco-tour vessel RiverQuest says “This will be our second year offering Eagle Cruises from Eagle Landing State Park. Our first year was a complete success and we are excited to again be departing from the beautiful and picturesque Haddam and East Haddam area. Because of our many years of experience on the river, we know exactly where to look for eagles and other wildlife. We hope to expose even more people to this “Winter Wonderland” during the 2011 season.”

Andrew Griswold, Director of Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel and founder of the Connecticut Audubon Society Eagle Festival, has been offering Eagle Cruises on the Connecticut River for 16 years. This will be the seventh year the two organizations have partnered together aboard RiverQuest. “We have many years of knowledge and experience between us. The same naturalists and educators narrate these cruises each year making our trips truly exciting, educational and better each year.” said Griswold. Andrew agrees that departing from Eagle Landing State Park was very successful in 2010 and is looking forward to the 2011 Eagle Cruises.

Eagle Landing State Park is very easy to get to. It is close to Route 9, right off of Route 82 and there is plenty of parking. The park is located directly across the river from the historic Goodspeed Opera House and is just south of the famous East Haddam Swing Bridge, which opened in 1911 and is the 5th longest swing bridge in the world. Gillette’s Castle is 4.5 miles away. Although the castle is closed this time of year, the grounds are open year round for visitors. There are also unique shops and restaurants in Haddam, East Haddam and Chester, all making this area a destination in itself.

Please join Connecticut River Expeditions and Connecticut Audubon aboard RiverQuest for a unique, informative cruise while searching for the majestic Bald Eagle and other winter wildlife along the peaceful lower Connecticut River. Complimentary coffee and tea aboard. Binoculars are available for use during the cruise at no charge.

Numerous weekend and weekday dates and times are available for these 2-hour cruises. For more information or reservations visit RiverQuest at, phone 860-662-0577 or CT Audubon EcoTravel at, phone 860-767-0660.