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Address: 2238 Andy Mountain Rd, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Phone Number: (563) 586-2123
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Mississippi River boat

Toured the Mississippi and Lock and Dam. Had a catfish and all the trimmings as part of the trip. Robert is a very knowledgeable tour host and makes the ride a great trip. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
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Harpers Ferry, Iowa
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Harpers Ferry, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Toured the Mississippi and Lock and Dam. Had a catfish and all the trimmings as part of the trip. Robert is a very knowledgeable tour host and makes the ride a great trip. A must do if you are in McGregor.

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Captain Robert C. Vavra welcomed us aboard and spoke to us as we were invited to have our box lunch while we were underway toward the backwaters and sloughs. Captain Robert had been one of those last generation clammers who dove for the mussels to be used to make seed pearls for the Japanese cultured pearl industry. He described how... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I felt like I was going back in time listening to the stories of the river. We watched a fisherman bring in his catch. The host is friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. He makes it a great trip. We saw two bald eagles, learned much history, and took lots of pictures. I will go again when back in town. It seems... More 

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Osage, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful two hours on the river with captain Bob and river the dog. Captain Bob is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the Mississippi River. Saw lots of eagles. I would recommend this for adults and children.

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Waukon, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

In response to "Unfortunate Experience." It's hard to believe your review since the boat wasn't touring from the end of season 2013 until August 22, 2014. I have toured twice already and am taking my employees this season. Captain Robert is very knowledgeable and keeps the passengers engaged with music, history and jokes. I highly recommend this to all.

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

I was part of a Road Scholar Program last month that was touring the Upper Mississippi River area and a cruise on this boat was one of our activities. The boat was chartered just for our group and was 90 minutes long. We left from the town of McGregor, a beautiful area and cruised the channels of the Mississippi River... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We where kind of un-organized, what with european phone not working reliable in the states. We really wanted to do a boat trip on the Mississippi before leaving the area, so we where really happy that they took us on a trip even though no other customers where here on this day who wanted to take the regular trip at... More 

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Pocahontas, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An awesome way to see the wonders of the Mississippi River! We have been on this same tour several times now and it never gets old. This year the captain got a new boat, and we were very excited to see it. We booked a private charter with Captain Vavra and went out yesterday. It was just a small group... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Capt. Vavra is guiding a National Geographic film crew, on the Mississippi River, from Genoa WI to St. Louis Mo. An experience of a life time! dalej

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Again, we traveled to McGregor to board the Maiden Voyage Tour boat in Mc Gregor, IA (2.5 hrs from Minneapolis, 3 hrs. from Milwaukee, 3.5 hrs. from Chicago). We have traveled the Great River Road along the Mississippi River many times, but there is no exact words I can put together to describe the UNSEEN world of the Mississippi River,... More 

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