Sunset Cruises

Friday July 31, August 7 & August 28

The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat offers Friday Night Sunset Cruises aboard the Becky Thatcher — a lovely evening ride down the Connecticut River from the boat’s dock in Deep River.  Enjoy exquisite 360-degree views of some of Connecticut’s prettiest countryside.  Snack bag included and beverages are available for purchase at the Becky Thatcher’s Snack Bar.


152 River Street Deep River, CT 06417

Board Boat at Deep River Station: 6:15 pm
Boat Departs Deep River Station: 6:30 pm
(There is no Train included in this excursion)
  • 2-hour cruise on the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat
  • Snack Bag (chips, trail mix, cookie, bottled water) included and bar service is available at the fully stocked bar (Due to our liquor permit, no BYOB allowed)
  • Due to time and length of excursion, this product is not recommended for children under the age of 10
  • The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat is following protocol based on State of Connecticut and CDC guidelines to keep our customers and employees safe.
  • You are required to wear a mask while on the property and unable to maintain 6 foot social distancing. You may lower your mask only when seated on your excursion. Our crew will be wearing masks at all times.
  • Please wash your hands often and make frequent use of sanitization stations.
  • The Becky Thatcher riverboat will be regularly sanitized for customer and employee safety.
  • Always maintain a safe social distance from other guests.
  • If you are feeling ill, please be respectful and stay home.
Tickets to be picked up at Deep River Station Dock on the day of your excursion at 6:15 pm. Tickets will not be mailed or emailed.
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