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Mississippi Explorer River Boat Cruises

Galena, IL, USA
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Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time on this river cruise. Captain Bob and Karla are very knowledgeable about the area. If you are looking for a relaxing and informative experience this is a great trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CheryljMoline
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Excellent addition to any visit to the Hannibal MO area. Very informative cruse up and down the Mississippi!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Captain Bob and Karla piloted a lovely, peaceful yet exciting 1 and 1/2 hour cruise on July 9 starting at 10:30. My son and I liked it very much. Both of the guides obviously love the river and wildlife as well as being enthusiastic and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank tjmarchione
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Not what I expected as the ride was an old pontoon with limited views in the covered part unless you stood up and faced the outside of the boat. Reason being, the bench seats face the inside of the boat. If you're lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jjbml67
Reviewed July 31, 2015

I hate to give a review with only 2 stars, but I'm just not sure why anyone would pay for this. You ride on a pontoon boat and a guy tells you the few things he knows about the area for 1 1/2 hours. I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
7  Thank Beachlover1989
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

What a disappointment and rip off!!!! Charged QE2 prices for a boat that has had a hard life - public areas furniture chipped, stained carpets. Decor was quite dated for a boat refurbished in 2012. This was not a luxury boat by any stretch of...More

Date of experience: May 2015
13  Thank MargoT460
Reviewed June 14, 2015

The cabins were filthy, the food ineatable, the wines the cheapest and all of this at Silverseas,Orient Express prices. This is someone's "Cash Cow" as the comfort and well being of the passengers is never considered. Shame on this cruise line for charging top dollar...More

Date of experience: May 2015
10  Thank anne c
Reviewed November 1, 2014

I gave 4 stars because of the overall experience of being on a pontoon boat, on the Mississippi for the first time. I will concur with some of the reviews that the narration could use some polish, HOWEVER, I didn't go on the boat to...More

Date of experience: October 2014
14  Thank 1000MileJourney
Reviewed October 14, 2014

On Oct 12, 2014, my wife and I took this cruise. To say that we were disappointed is to phrase it mildly. The view from the resort is awesome, the tram ride was nice but the cruise itself proved to be a travesty. The "pilot"...More

Date of experience: October 2014
9  Thank Saukco11
Reviewed September 4, 2014

The cruise was wonderful, very informative and educational. The captain was an expert on the history of the river travel & the area wildlife. The narrator was a biologist expert on the river animals and their habitat. They complimented each other well & answered traveler's...More

Date of experience: August 2014
6  Thank dancermomx2
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August 22, 2018|
Response from greggnkatieb |
According to their site they are no longer operating at this time.
Susan C
August 24, 2016|
Response from jjbml67 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not wheelchair accessible. You have to ride a slide or a ski lift to get down to the river and a ski lift to get back up to the resort. Additionally, there is no ramp to get on the boat.
patricia w
August 2, 2016|
Response from jjbml67 | Reviewed this property |
No, this is a pontoon boat out of Chestnut Mountain.