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Mississippi Explorer Cruises
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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!
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We took this trip on a peak day in fall. It was beautiful. They move slowly up the river and then back down. Both the captain and the guide were quite knowledgable about the Mississippi River. Especially the wildlife. The young man who was the guide knew everything you could imagine about the birds especially. It was a cold day but the boat was perfectly warm. It was well worth the price.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

We had a wonderful, cool trip on the Mississippi on a 100+ day. The boat has fantastic seating both inside and out--not a bad seat in the boat. Due to the extreme heat, most people headed for the inside seats, allowing us to capture the front outdoor seating. You are even allowed to bring your own food and beverages aboard. The women running the operation knew the river and were personable. We saw barges and much wildlife up close. We stayed the coolest we'd been tor 3 days without air. Don't leave Prairie du Chien without taking this boat ride!

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Two hour scenic tour of inner channels in search of wild life. Mid-summer cruise. Spotted 4 bald eagles, several trukey vultures, blue herons, and turtles. Since the families of the Captian and First Mate were in the tow-boat business, we were given a lesson in channel dredging and the operation of barges and tows on the Mississippi. Pleasant trip, would come back for fall foilage tour. Bring a snack and beverage - no place nearby to purchase one.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We were a little hesitant at first when the day of our reservation was overcast with a few showers but were pleasantly surprised when the boat was equipped for the weather and very comfortable. The crew was amazing--very welcoming and informative. The critters were out in full force too as we saw eagles, a couple muskrats, and even spotted a river otter! We were even able to bring our own snacks & drinks on board which was a nice bonus too! The whole family loved it! We'll definitely be back next year!

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is our 2nd trip on the M.E.cruises, having taken the LaCrosse cruise last year. The cruise was nice. We got to see plenty of eagles nests, most had the eaglets that were almost ready to leave the nest. If you have never been on a river cruise, this would be a good way to see the river and wildlife.

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