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This February and March, take a cruise! Enjoy the river and its wildlife from the water, then view the Eagles of Essex exhibit at the Connecticut River Museum.
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. Take this (approximately) 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 they 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. Naturalists will be 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, there are plenty on board for you to borrow! Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided.
Cruises depart from the Museum docks at the end of Main Street in Essex.
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