Cruise to a fine river-side restaurant on your chartered boat! Live large! Several excellent restaurants are easily accessible by boat:
Our home port. The Canoe Club can prepare quick orders for those who may enjoy cruising with fine food and a bottle of wine. The outdoor lounge offers great food, refreshment, and unique views of the Connecticut River.
A favorite stop for boaters cruising the river. The Blue Oar offers shaded outside dining, superb deserts, salads and a short order menu that delights. Their Mandarin salad is worth the boat ride! You can bring your favorite beverage or wine to the Blue Oar! Also, your order can be delivered to the boat for a great lunch dock side.
The Gelston House is New England through and through. It has served mariners, steam ships and travelers for decades. It never disappoints. The well known Opera House is next doorGoodspeed.
Essex has a rich maritime history and has served the mariner for decades. Today it offers Anchorage, Marinas, and fine food. The Griswold Inn offers overnight accommodations, excellent dining and is just a one block walk from the waters edge. The Tap Room is a must visit and good times!
Great food can be found at the Black Seal. The Black Seal is a pleasant 3 block walk up Main Street. The decor is outstanding. Check out The Black Seal.
Unique views of the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound. The Fresh Salt restaurant was recently renovated and is one of the finest restaurants on the Connecticut River. Superb upscale dining! The Fresh Salt is another must do by sea or by land!