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“Glad we went” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mississippi Explorer Cruises

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 within feet of beautiful backwater riverbanks, eagle nests, beaver lodges, turtle logs, muskrat huts, blooming lotus, water lilies, and more!
Wisconsin
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“Glad we went”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

My husband and I took the 2 hr fall foliage tour on Oct. 23rd. Admittingly, probably not as many fall colors as I was expecting, but that's up to Mother Nature.
We found the cruise to be a good value. You are allowed to bring on snacks and beverages if you like. There is limited seating outside, which at first we were dissappointed to be inside, but considering it did get a little chilly we were happy to be inside. And the views from inside are just as great.
Capt. Jack was very easy going and a great tour guide. We enjoyed hearing some of the history of the area. We also enjoyed the wildlife info. We were able to see several bald eagles, eagle's nests, and some muskrat. It was a nice leisurely tour of the backwaters and I never felt like it was rushed. He'd slow down if we saw another eagle so we could all get a good view.
I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area, of course during the right season!

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“Great cruise on Mississippi Explorer!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

We really enjoyed our trip on the cruise boat Mississippi Explorer at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. The crew was fantastic!!! Very helpful and told us alot about all aspects of the Mississippi. We even saw Papa eagle catch a fish and then watched him feed the baby eaglets on their monsterous nest!! What a site!! There was a light rain during our cruise but the boat was very dry and comfortable. We could sit in or outside. The inside was all windows...great viewing. The kids liked seeing the turtles and muskrats. We plan to return this fall for the Autumn foliage cruises.

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