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Mississippi Explorer Cruises

56 reviews
Prairie du Chien, WI, USA
About Mississippi Explorer Cruises
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!
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

A fabulous tour of the Mississippi River and backwaters. Robert, owner and guide knows the river and its inhabitants. Recommend tour for anyone.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We took a 11 AM cruise. It was a wonderful day and enjoyed the cruise very much. Guide was very informative and at times funny. Learned about history, barges and wild life on river. We saw several eagles and their nest. Also saw heron and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Norma Z
Reviewed April 17, 2017

When you board the boat, I don't recommend being the first, and sitting in the very front of the boat. Those seats are in the sun if it's sunny, or in the rain if it's raining. Directly behind the front seat is a very comfortable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Robert S
Reviewed November 6, 2016

The November weather gods worked their magic when we took the fall migration cruise the first weekend in November. Not only was the weather picture perfect, but the birds were out in masses. We booked online and showed up on time to find a woman...More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Babu2773
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Once you find the ticket booth on Blackhawk Avenue you are home and dry as Dixie will give you all necessary info. and an easy to follow map. The booth is not far from the boat itself which is docked in an area with spacious...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank DerbyshireElaine
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Bought tickets online and the ticket booth was very easy to find. Since the water level was up we had to use a different boat dock and with the map that they provided at the ticket booth it was very easy to arrive at the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
5  Thank lbtmtraveler
Reviewed August 24, 2016

We ordered our tickets online and picked them up at their small ticket booth on Blackhawk Street [about 1/2 block west of intersection of Blackhawk and Highway 18]. The riverboat is in the process of moving their dock, so it is a good idea to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
6  Thank lark77
Reviewed August 9, 2016

We had a hard time finding the place to purchase our tickets compared to where the boat was docked, but it was definitely worth searching it out. The captain and the guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. The guide gave lots of history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Jamie V
Reviewed July 11, 2016

It was raining and stormy about an hour prior to our departure and the company called us to say there would be a half an hour delay..to make sure it would be safe to cruise. They kept us updated and we did get to depart...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank jerrykim6969
Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We attended the "Fall Foliage Wildlife Cruise" 9-7-15. We were a little early for peak fall colors, but still had gorgeous, colorful scenery. Annie, our boat captain and narrator, was very knowledgable, but more importantly, kept her talk fun and interesting. She has a great...More

Date of experience: September 2015
5  Thank VickyB1214
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