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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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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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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 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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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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
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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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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We took the Mississippi Explorer out of Prairie du Chien last evening on the dusk wildlife cruise. Captain Annie & her first mate (so sorry I didn't get her name) were awesome. They told stories & related many facts about the river. They pointed out eagles & nests with baby eagles, herons, turtles, etc. About halfway through the trip Captain... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

Was somewhat concerned initially as weather was unseasonably cold for May 26 however, this soon passed as the crew made us feel comfortable, right at home, and assured us the boat had heat. Yes heat (this is Wisconsin) and the cruise did not disappoint. Our cruise was the Marquette & Joliet with Michael Douglas (yes real name) as the Wis... More

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We took this trip on a peak day in fall. It was beautiful. They move slowly up the river and then back down. Both the captain and the guide were quite knowledgable about the Mississippi River. Especially the wildlife. The young man who was the guide knew everything you could imagine about the birds especially. It was a cold day... More

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