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“Unique eco-cruise along the Mississippi with a crew who obviously love their work”
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Mississippi Explorer Cruises
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Owner description: We offer unique sightseeing cruises which explore the scenic and wild backwaters and side-channels of the Mississippi River. The cruises are interactive, fully-guided (by onboard wildlife naturalists), and vastly more scenic than other riverboat cruises. With us, you'll learn interesting aspects and stories of the Mississippi and its scenic Upper Miss Wildlife Refuge while comfortably aboard a safe, U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel, complete with a licensed Captain and crew. Plan to get within feet of beautiful backwater riverbanks, bald eagles, bald eagle nests, turtle-filled logs, great blue herons, beaver lodges, blooming American lotus & water lilies, and more! Check us out - you won't be disappointed!
Reviewed June 10, 2012

A group of about 20 of us - both locals and out-of-towners - went on a sunset cruise which included a wedding anniversary celebration (they're flexible enough that you can bring along food and drink). The Captain brought us along the quiet backwaters and pointed out wildlife e.g. blue herons, a flock of pelicans, and of course nesting bald eagles. Along the return trip, the beautiful changing light and sunset colours provided an unforgettable backdrop to a unique trip.

3  Thank Noreen Chan
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Management response:Responded July 4, 2012

Thank yo ufor the great review! We are a small company and we certainly appreciate your business and your kind remarks!

Thanks again,

Capt. Eric
Mississippi Explorer Cruises - La Crosse

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

This is a beautiful cruise. My wife and I did the sunset cruise. Our guides provided excellent commentary on what to look at, and the boat captain was able to get in close so we could see Bald Eagles and their nests. You can bring your own food / drink on board. We used a small cooler to hold what we wanted. Try to get on the front deck if possible for the best views..

5  Thank Watertown_Traveler
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

We passed through LaCrosse on a fall getaway weekend. On Saturday morning we took the 10:30 cruise. What a pleasure it was. The captain is knowledgeable and there is also a naturalist aboard. We not only saw eagles but a beautiful flock of migrating white American pelicans. If there are children aboard, they use them as "junior naturalists." This is a wonderful way to teach children about the joys of nature. It is inexpensive and very worthwhile. I highly recommend it.

3  Thank Travelaw
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We took our kids on a 'sunset' cruise. They could've still called it a 'wildlife' cruise because we saw SO MUCH! We saw eagles, herons, beavers, deer, and racoons! The crew said seeing so much was rare but they said they almost always get to see eagles and herons. We got really lucky and I'm so glad we paid the small fee to take this great trip! Just being on the Mississippi River and visiting the calm areas by the islands was beautiful enough. We're definitely taking this trip next time we're in La Crosse. We'll probably try a morning cruise next time to see the difference.

4  Thank Jolee S
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We did this boat ride this morning and it was a wonderful 11/2 hour boat ride. Loved the Eco tour part and the tidbits about the Mississippi. We had incredible weather which is a huge plus.
We will make this a yearly outing, great way to get on the river for a very reasonable price.

6  Thank StillDreaming
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