The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers Saturday Night Sunset Cruises aboard the Becky Thatcher — a lovely evening ride down the Connecticut River from the boats’s dock in Deep River to the Baldwin Bridge, and back again.
Its the “Three B” cruise! Beer, Bratwurst, and Beautiful Summer Scenery on the Connecticut River Thursday, August 1. Ride our vintage train pulled by our antique diesel locomotive to our riverboat to enjoy tastings of carefully selected craft beers and a buffet of brats while listening to great live music.
Hop aboard the Becky Thatcher for a sunset cruise, “Keys Style”! Book your tickets for our Cruise to Parrotdise today; a tribute to Parrot Heads everywhere! Changes in Latitude will be playing your favorite Jimmy Buffett tunes all evening long.
Ride our vintage train pulled by our steam locomotive to our riverboat to sample 3 whiskeys and enjoy a quality cigar. Enjoy light food throughout the evening along with live music and cigar rolling demonstrations.
Take the Becky Thatcher riverboat to watch a spectacular natural phenomenon as hundreds of thousands of Tree and Barn Swallows converge on the lower Connecticut River, swarming as a beautifully choreographed flock.
Board our locomotive-powered sleigh for a magical nighttime journey to the North Pole. Every coach becomes a stage for a LIVE musical performance of “The Night Before Christmas.” Celebrate the spirit of the season with Santa and Mrs. Claus, festive sing-a-longs, hot chocolate and sugar cookies.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about and actually operate a full size steam locomotive! Registrants receive home study materials covering railroad and steam locomotive safety as well as basic steam locomotive theory and operation.