Connecticut River Swallow Tour

Saturday September 23, 5pm - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

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

 The Harvard Club of Southern CT is chartering a very special vessel on the Connecticut River for an early fall sunset cruise. Our private boat will bring us to a special spot on the Connecticut River where hundreds 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 cooperation! Our cruise will allow perfect views from the open decks on the bow and stern, and flexible seating ensures everyone gets optimal "up close and personal" viewing. Enjoy the entire evening! There is so much to see while cruising along the river. Many birds are migrating through the area including Bald Eagles and Great Egrets.

The on-board naturalist will educate you on the swallow phenomenon and all the other wildlife we see. On the returnscreen-shot-2016-07-04-at-10.17.55-am 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 screen-shot-2016-07-04-at-10.15.18-amsmall group experience that is unique to each sailing. The crew promises 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 5:30pm and everyone should be on the dock by 5:00pm.  The cost will includes a light dinner spread and non-alcoholic beverages, provided by the Harvard Club.   You may also bring your own food or alcoholic beverages.  Due to the length of this cruise, NO PASSENGERS UNDER 10, please. The boat will be departing from Essex, CT at the Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock.

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5:00PM - 8:30PM Sat 23 Sep 2023, Eastern timezone


CT River Museum
67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426

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