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Friday & Saturday Night Sunset Cruise

Friday & Saturday Night Sunset Cruises

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers Friday and Saturday Night Sunset Cruises aboard the Becky Thatcher — a lovely ride down the Connecticut River from the boat’s dock in Deep River to the Baldwin Bridge and back again. The experience includes a 15-minute diesel engine train ride to and from the train station in Essex to the boat in Deep River; a 2-hour cruise on the river, and 360-degree views of some of Connecticut’s prettiest countryside. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Becky Thatcher’s Snack Bar.

  • Board the train at Essex Station at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:15 p.m. departure
  • 2-hour cruise down the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat
  • Train brings you back to Essex Station approximately 9:00 pm
  • Food and beverage service are available at the fully stocked bar
    (Due to our liquor permit, no BYOB permitted)
  • Due to the time of day and duration of the cruise, the Sunset Cruise is not recommended for children under 10
Tickets are $30.00, advanced tickets recommended