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Welcome Aboard Northfield Mountain's Riverboat!

The Quinnetukut II, Northfield Mountain’s 44-seat riverboat, has been cruising the Connecticut River for nearly a quarter of a century. The "QII" makes 12-mile round trips through the enchanting French King Gorge, and on to historic Barton Cove — home to nesting bald eagles and the site of a former dinosaur track quarry. An on-board interpreter narrates each cruise, offering information on the culture, habitats, and natural history of this spectacular stretch of river.

The Quinnetukut operates Friday through Sunday from late June to mid October, with cruises each day at 11:00 am, 1:15 pm, and 3:00 pm. In addition, it will operate on Columbus Day. The Riverboat will not operate on Independence Day (July 4th) or Labor Day. We also offer family cruises and charters. These events, plus weather conditions or river conditions may cause the daily schedule to vary on specific days, so always call ahead for reservations at (800) 859-2960.

Riverboat Cruise departs from Riverview Picnic Area next to Northfield Mountain:

This year the Quinnetukut II Riverboat will cruise from the docks at Riverview Picnic Area. Purchase your tickets at the Northfield Mountain Visitor Center at least a half an hour before cruise departure times.

Click here for directions to the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental and Recreation Center where tickets are sold.

Fees For Public Cruises
Adults: $12
Seniors (55+): $11
Children (14 years and under): $6
Group (15 or more): $10
School Group: $6

Quinnetukut II Charters:

If you are looking for a unique group outing, family event, retreat, or wedding, consider chartering the Quinnetukut II. Our 44-seat boat can be rented for as little as $375 for a 1-1/2 hour daytime cruise. Evening cruises are $475, and cruises of longer lengths can be scheduled. You can hire a caterer for your cruise or rent our adjacent 70-seat pavilion for the day and have a barbecue picnic on shore. You can also make arrangements for your caterer to have dinner ready for you when you land. Call the Center for reservations and a brochure: (800) 859-2960.

School environmental programs are offered aboard the Quinnetukut II during September and October. These programs provide an excellent first-hand look at river habitats, wildlife, and geology. Call the Center for reservations, scheduling information, or to get on our school E-news list: (800) 859-2960.


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