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2024 Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises on RiverQuest

CT River Museum's 2024 Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises are happing Feb. 9th-Mar. 13th!

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Experience the beauty and solitude of the lower Connecticut River during this special time of 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 fish, their favorite food. 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, a 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. For a complete schedule and to register, please visit the Museum's website.

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67 Main St
Essex, CT, 06426
United States


(860) 767-8269
Contact name: 
Cathy Malin, Director of Operations
Email address: 
Fri: 10am-12pm & 12:30-2:30pm; Sat & Sun: 9-11am, 11:30-1:30pm, 2-4pm; Wed: 11:30-1:30pm