Sunset Sail on the Connecticut

Now through October 25th
Thursday through Sunday stay-overs

Experience Essex from the water perspective and take a cruise aboard Onrust. This cool-looking sailing vessel is a re-creation of the vessel Adriaen Block built in 1614 which he sailed up the Connecticut River: the replica is docked at the Connecticut River Museum, 50 yards from our front door! Departure is 5:30 pm: as sunset changes departure will move a bit earlier.

As boaters’ ourselves we’ve logged many hours on this waterway and each time marvel at how very special it is: the time around sunset is magical!

Sunset Sail Package includes:

  • an overnight stay in one of our charming standard rooms *
  • continental breakfast for two
  • two round-trip tickets for passage aboard Onrust

* Room upgrades are available for an additional charge.

September Package Price: $234
     October Package Price: $276

Make it extra special with our Wine + Cheese Box created specifically to be enjoyed aboard ship!

Add-on: Wine + Cheese Box for Two ~ $30
a 1/2 bottle of Chardonnay or Prosecco (2.5 (5oz) glasses); 2 types of cheese with crackers, grapes, nuts, two small bottles of water. Necessary napkins and utensils.

Additional info
: Bring a jacket or sweatshirt as it can be cool out on the River in the evening. Health and Safety Protocol is being strictly adhered to aboard Onrust. The maximum number of passengers has been limited to 15 with plenty of room for physical distancing between parties. Click here for more regarding their protocol.


To make reservations, please call 860.767.1776.

Please note: there will be no Sunset Sail on  October 18th.