september, 2017

This is a repeating event

22sep4:30 pm9:00 pmSwallow Sunset CruiseEssex Steam Train & Riverboat

Event Details

Take the Becky Thatcher Riverboat to a spectacular natural phenomenon as hundreds of thousands of Tree and Barn Swallows converge on the lower Connecticut River and swarm as a beautifully choreographed flock over Goose Island.

• Every Friday & Saturday evening in September
• Board the train at Essex Station at 4:30 p.m. for a 5:00 p.m. departure
• 3-hour cruise down the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher Riverboat
• Train brings you back to Essex Station between 8:30-9:00 p.m. depending on time of swallow event
• Tickets are $35/person.
• Food and bar service is available at the fully stocked bar
• Due to time and length of excursion, this event is not recommended for children under the age of 10

The Swallow Cruise at Essex Steam Train is the perfect event for birdwatchers, nature enthusiasts, educators, and anyone looking for a waterfront seat to one of nature’s most breathtaking events. For tickets and more information, visit today!


(Friday) 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat

1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06426

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