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Address: 200 N Water St, Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone Number: 877-647-7397
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Fully-guided riverboat cruises through the wild and scenic backwaters of...
Fully-guided riverboat cruises through the wild and scenic backwaters of the Mississippi River's wildlife refuge. Our unique tours will take you within feet of beautiful backwater riverbanks, eagle nests, beaver lodges, turtle logs, muskrat huts, blooming lotus, water lilies, and more!
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Fabulous!

As a former resident of the Mississippi River Valley, it was with great pleasure my friends and I joined Annie and Karen for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the backwaters of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As a former resident of the Mississippi River Valley, it was with great pleasure my friends and I joined Annie and Karen for a 2 1/2 hour tour of the backwaters of the Mississippi. The two women are pleasant and very knowledgeable. The boat was perfect! Dixie, the person who set up the trip for us was a pure delight!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We almost didn't make the cruise as it was hard to see the boat behind the stone wall. Thanks to the woman on the phone who gave us step by step directions so we got there on time. As part of a long weekend we took our granddaughter on the sunset cruise. We all enjoyed the cruise - did wish... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My daughter and two teen grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the Sunset Wildlife Cruise. Saw a lot of eagles and a few other birds. Would have liked to have seen more wildlife but that cannot be controlled. The operator was knowledgeable about the wildlife. The cruise was very relaxing, we brought a picnic supper to eat during the cruise. It was also... More 

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McPherson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our family of four took this tour and had a nice time. Two hours was a little too long for our 11 year old daughter but she was fine. We enjoyed seeing Bald Eagles and deer. The captains are friendly and informative.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I agree with the 2011 reviewer. The Operators are very nice but offer very little detailed Eco information; just a pleasant ride on the river. The majority of the boat is enclosed while other boats in the area have open boats that allow the passengers to enjoy the breezes, fragrances, and the many birds singing on shore. Plus, it is... More 

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Milwaukee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We enjoyed the 2:00 trip on the 4th of July. It was educational and interesting as we learned about the Mississippi and its wildlife. We were able to spot a few Bald Eagles, but because of the heat and the amount of boat traffic (pleasure boats) other creatures were hiding! This trip is very reasonable for 2 hours. We were... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Thr boat ride is scenic and we saw a few birds and a beaver dam. The crew was nice enough, but the narrative was boring and could have been more thorough. The drive there was more interesting. I saw a woman sleeping. ...Nice ride, but disappointing as far as a tour goes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had no plans to do a cruise, but, there happened to be one last cruise of the day and why not! It was my first time on the river and what a treat! I learned a lot about the history of the river and saw deer with fawns, beaver, muskrat, a variety of birds and an eagles nest! Also... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The two hour boat tour down Mississippi River very scenic and relaxing. The guide is very knowledgeable about the history and the conditions of the the river, and would point out plants and wildlife alike as we pass them.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was part of a Road Scholar group touring the upper Mississippi River area and a four hour cruise on the Explorer was part of our tour program in early October. Our group of about 42 adults had the boat to ourselves. It was a great experience for all. The boat has both inside and outside seating, although most of... More 

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