Winter Wildlife & Eagle Cruises – Essex, CT – We will depart from the Connecticut River Museum docks at the end of Main Street in ESSEX. With this partnership, you not only get to enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, but also the entire museum and their special Eagles of Essex exhibit. 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 ~2 hour “on-the-water” cruise to search for eagles and other winter wildlife.
This is Mark and Mindy’s 15th year providing these popular cruises and 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, golden eagle, coyote, deer, many hawk species, 3 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.