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Maiden Voyage Mississippi River Boat Tours

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Address: 2238 Andy Mountain Rd, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Phone Number: (563) 586-2123
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Fun afternoon on the river

Captain Robert was a wonderful host, very knowledgeable, entertaining and friendly. We went on a weekday afternoon 2 hour cruise. The price was right and since I had picked up a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jewelboxx1961
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a two-hour cruise with Maiden Voyage River Tours yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were only 9 people in our group, so we had plenty of room to spread out aboard the spacious pontoon boat. Captain Robert has lived in northeast Iowa for many years and is well-acquainted with the Upper Mississippi and its history. His self-deprecating... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Robert was a wonderful host, very knowledgeable, entertaining and friendly. We went on a weekday afternoon 2 hour cruise. The price was right and since I had picked up a business card earlier in the day I got an additional discount. Adult Beverages and snacks were OK to bring on board. We viewed Pikes Peak from the river, some... More 

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Thank Jewelboxx1961
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Captain Robert was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He introduced us to local birds and history.

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Thank Lauralee G
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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