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Mississippi Explorer Cruises

200 N Water St, Prairie du Chien, WI
877-647-7397
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Owner description: Fully-guided riverboat cruises through the wild and scenic backwaters of the Mississippi River's wildlife refuge. Our unique tours will take you... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the money. Couldn't have been happier with the tour guide and captain of the boat. Tour was very laid back but informative. We were on the sunset wildlife tour.

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Mayville, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

had a great sunset cruise. The staff was very knowledgeable about the river. They answered any questions that were asked. very smooth ride and nice accommodations including a rest room if needed. The trip lasted for 2 hours as advertised. Very relaxing and a good value for the price. Would recommend to others. Don't forget to bring drinks and snacks... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The docking location was moved due to local flooding, but we were escorted to the alternate dock a mile or so away. We hoped to see eagles and were not disappointed. The crew was relaxed and open to any questions during the two hour tour while they informed us about the local habitat, history and natural resources. Benches on the... More

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My wife & I took a cruise in July for the first time with Mississippi Explorer Cruises. We both enjoyed ourselves very much. The crew of two were very nice and very informative when it came to the local habitat. They took us past several Eagle's nests to make sure we would eventually see them. I have to state that... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The cruise was great, they knew the river and where to go. We saw no less than 5 eagles, otters, muskrat and some very nice scenery. They also took us in the back water so we could have a great sunset view with some of the best forest on the river, not say anything about some of the old houses... More

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Madison Lake
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We braved the weather forecast, and glad we did. Our cruise was absolutely beautiful. Seen a couple eagles, before we even left the docking area. Cruise lasted approx 2 hours, vessel was very clean & plenty of windows to see out of. Our crew was very knowledgable on what to look for. We as a group, brought along drinks &... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a beautiful day to take a ride on the Mississippi. The captain and the guide (I should have remembered their names..) were wonderful. These two ladies had spent so much time on the Mississippi and knew it well. This is a two hour trip that takes us along the river and into several sloughs where we might not... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very nice enclosed boat with very nice 2 woman crew. Relaxing and the river was beautiful. One of the passengers monopolized the crew for 30 minutes with her desire to move there and where to find a job and where to live. I wish the crew would have asked her to talk to them later so they did not have... More

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Elysian, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Was a fun ride on the Mississippi, the captain and first mate were great at informing us on the birds and animals we saw. We saw a lot of eagles. Price was reasonable, tour lasted 2 hours.

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Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We took the two hour sunset cruise. Very laid back, you could walk around the boat. We saw bald eagles and deer. The crew was very nice, they answered any questions we had. Coolers were allowed. Price was right. I had to call back a few times to book as their website wasn't working correctly. I would take this boat... More

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