Connecticut River Swallow Tour - September 17screen-shot-2016-07-04-at-10.15.02-am

Join Harvard friends to watch the swallows perform their sunset dance!

8/12 UPDATE: The cruise is SOLD OUT.  You may join a waiting list for tickets if they become available.

The Harvard Club has chartered a very special vessel on the Connecticut River for an early fall sunset cruise.  Our Captain, Mark and his wife, Mindy, are the pioneers of Tree Swallow watching! For the past 13 years they have brought individuals and groups on RiverQuest to a special spot on the Connecticut River where 100's of thousands of Tree Swallows gather. After spending the day miles away, the swallows return each night to sleep in the reeds. They gather at sunset and perform aerial ballets forming an amazing display of art, coordination and cooperatiscreen-shot-2016-07-04-at-10.17.55-amon! Over the years Captain Mark has found the best way to maneuver RiverQuest to allow perfect views from her open decks on the bow and stern. Her flexible seating ensures everyone gets optimal "up close and personal" viewing. Enjoy the entire evening! We will spend 3.5 to 4 hours on the water. There is so much to see while cruising along the river. Many birds are migrating through the area now; last year we saw a record number of Bald Eagles and Great Egrets. Our on board Naturalist(s), will educate you on tscreen-shot-2016-07-04-at-10.15.18-amhe swallow phenomenon and all the other wildlife we see. On the return cruise home, there is time to chat with others and experience the river at twilight, blending into night.  Don't forget your camera and binoculars (or borrow a pair of our binocs)! This is a small group experience that is unique each sailing. Mark, Mindy and crew promise a great evening for all to enjoy the Tree Swallow show and this special time on the pristine Connecticut River! The cruise departs the dock at 4:30pm and everyone should be on the dock by 4:00.  The cost is $40pp and includes a light dinner and non-alcoholic beverages, provided by the Harvard Club.  A cash bar will be available on-board for alcoholic beverages.  You are also free to bring your own food and beverages. Due to the length of this cruise, NO ONE UNDER 10, please.

The River Quest is docked at Dock #1 in Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam (across the river from the Goodspeed Opera House) with plenty of free parking.  Map & Directions


4:30PM - 8:30PM Sat 17 Sep 2016 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Eagle Landing State Park
1 Marine Park
Haddam, CT 06438 USA

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