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RiverQuest - 2013 Kids Events
 
 
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 Kids Cruises on RiverQuest   Accessibility   About
            
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On this cruise, we will teach children how to use binoculars, they will learn about the birds we see, nautical terms, the ecology of the river and other points of interest including Gillette Castle and the Chester/Hadlyme Ferry. We will go under the East Haddam Swing Bridge and hear the cars go over us. This will be a fun cruise to introduce children to the fragile beauty of the Connecticut River and the area we live in. And, allow kids to be kids!  From 10:00am to 11:00am this cruise is a special “KIDS” cruise! All kids ages 2 to 12 ticket price will be only $5, ages 12 to 100 only $15.
 
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Dates:
June 29, 2013
July 13, 2013
July 27, 2013
August 10, 2013
August 31, 2013
 
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RiverQuest is an extremely safe, quiet, intimate 64' vessel, certified to carry 65 passengers.  She is handicap accessible (she cannot handle large electric wheelchairs).  We are located at Eagle Landing State Park which has a large parking area for vehicles, buses and hadicapped spaces.
 
 
Is the boat handicap accessible?
 
Yes, we can accommodate portable wheelchairs (no large electric ones) and walkers. If you think you will need assistance, please Contact Us or call Captain Mark at 860-662-0577 before you come. 
 
 
Connecticut River Expeditions (CRE) is family owned and operated by Captain Mark and Mindy Yuknat. Since 2002 they have been providing the general public access to the lower Connecticut River, educating passengers on the ecology and beauty of the lower Connecticut River while they cruise aboard CRE's vessel, RiverQuest. Mark and Mindy, the owners of RiverQuest, were both raised in Old Lyme. They have been cruising on the lower Connecticut River and Long Island Sound in various vessels since childhood and are very knowledgeable on the history, ecology and local wildlife that abound on the lower Connecticut River. Captain Mark has many millions of years of experience as a Captain on the lower Connecticut River and has a 100 Ton Masters License issued by the United States Coast Guard. He knows every nook and cranny of the lower Connecticut River.  He has a keen eye for finding and spotting wildlife. Year in and year out Mark has witnessed the changing river population as some migrate with the seasons and some have made  permanent homes. Mindy is the normal weekend and evening crew. She has a 100 Ton Masters License issued by the United States Coast Guard.  Known for her gift of gab and love of nature, Mindy always makes sure that all passengers are comfortable, happy and do not miss a thing! Our current weekday crew in the summer is Chris. Chris is a high school senior in Old Saybrook. He is an avid birder who loves the nature of Connecticut River and Long Island Sound.
 
 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
 
From I-91: Take Route 9 south. Take Exit 7 off Route 9, merging onto Route 82 (exit ramp is 2.8 miles long). At the bottom of the exit, take a left. Take a right at the first light, onto Bridge Road/Route 82. Go about 0.4 mile and take a right just after the railroad tracks, before the East Haddam Swing Bridge into Eagle Landing State Park.
 
From I-95: Take Route 9 north. Then follow directions above.
 
 
RiverQuest
website: www.ctriverquest.com
phone: 860-662-0577
email: captainmark@ctriverquest.com
 

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