Friday Night / Date Night

Friday night is Date Night at the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat! From Sunset Cruises to Dinner Trains, we offer experiences to relax, reconnect, and make memories. The Becky Thatcher Riverboat sails on the Connecticut River every Friday night during the golden hours of sunset, providing the perfect ambiance of romance and relaxation for lovebirds looking for a beautiful backdrop to their intimate evening. Watch the sunset glisten off the waters of the CT River and bask in the beauty of this quintessential New England experience.

Looking to be wined and dined? Essex Steam Train has just the ticket! Board the Essex Clipper Dinner Train for a fine dining experience like no other! Featured in USA Today’s ‘Memorable Meals’ section, passengers will delight in a four-course meal served in gorgeously restored Pullman cars, dating from the Jazz era. Excellent service and a delicious meal, served while the train takes you through the exquisite CT River Valley, will be sure to provide couples with a date night for the record books! Get your romance back on track with a unique date night in Essex!