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“riover cruise”

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!
New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“riover cruise”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The cruise was great, they knew the river and where to go. We saw no less than 5 eagles, otters, muskrat and some very nice scenery. They also took us in the back water so we could have a great sunset view with some of the best forest on the river, not say anything about some of the old houses and the stories behind them. My 94 year old mother hates boats and boat rides, she rates this as the best… from her that is an extreme compliment.

Visited April 2013
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Madison Lake
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Late afternoon cruise”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We braved the weather forecast, and glad we did. Our cruise was absolutely beautiful. Seen a couple eagles, before we even left the docking area. Cruise lasted approx 2 hours, vessel was very clean & plenty of windows to see out of. Our crew was very knowledgable on what to look for. We as a group, brought along drinks & snacks. Would definately do this again

Visited October 2013
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Well worthwhile”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a beautiful day to take a ride on the Mississippi. The captain and the guide (I should have remembered their names..) were wonderful. These two ladies had spent so much time on the Mississippi and knew it well.
This is a two hour trip that takes us along the river and into several sloughs where we might not have gone on a bigger boat.
We looked for and learned about river wildlife and other scenic points from the water view.
I think that this is fine for school-age children and families. There were several pre-schoolers on our trip and I think that it was long for them.
There is outside seating on benches for about 12-20 people; inside for about 70. Naturally, the first folks in line get the best pick and usually choose the outside seats. There is also a bathroom.
You can bring your own picnic food and beverages, but water was available for $1.
We would easily recommend this tour.

Visited September 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice trip”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Very nice enclosed boat with very nice 2 woman crew. Relaxing and the river was beautiful. One of the passengers monopolized the crew for 30 minutes with her desire to move there and where to find a job and where to live. I wish the crew would have asked her to talk to them later so they did not have to ignore the entire full boat of paying guests though. Brought our lunch with and they had cool beverages you could buy. Overall worth doing for 20.00 each.

Visited October 2013
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Elysian, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nature”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Was a fun ride on the Mississippi, the captain and first mate were great at informing us on the birds and animals we saw. We saw a lot of eagles. Price was reasonable, tour lasted 2 hours.

Visited October 2013
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