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“Enjoyable Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Mississippi Explorer Cruises - CLOSED

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!
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

As a local, I've been in the backwaters of the Mississippi many times. I thought the crew did a great job and I very much enjoyed seeing things again.

I believe the out-of-towners also enjoyed the tour and appreciated the opportunity for a relaxed fun outing.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank DianeinRiverCity
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30 reviews from our community

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Absecon
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141 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fun for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

It seems like every day is a great day to take a cruise on the Mississippi. We took the morning tour, starting out at 10:30 for two hours. The pilot and tour guide were friendly and informative, and eager to answer all our questions. The tour took is outside the banks of the river, into some of the back waters where we were able to spot all sorts of wildlife. My wife and son had both seen Eagles before, both on trips, and near our home, but I'd never seen one. Well, that was cured with this excursion. We saw 3 pairs of eagles. Also along the way were turtles and heron and other shore birds. It rained for a period during our trip, but with the enclosed cabin, no one got wet. It was a very comfortable, smooth ride and our hosts made us feel right at home, from dockside check-in, to disembarking back at the dock.
I’d sail with them again any time.

Visited June 2013
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5 Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
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Vancouver
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great view of the river”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

we really enjoyed taking the evening "sunset" cruise, which was a 2 hour cruise down the river and into the backwaters, then back up river to the dock. Very pleasant, and well narrated by a crewmember naturalist who was very well versed in the local environment. (During the school year, he teaches environmental studies at the university, so he was a very good resource).

Visited June 2013
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fun thing to do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

They have 2 floors. Lower floor which is considered inside the boat and the upper roof which is just shaded.
They have drinks and pizza if you like!
You will see the Eagles nests by the Mississippi River edge.
It was little bit crowded especially on the roof.
But it still a great thing to do fir fun in La Crosse

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Bravo1982
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Ohio
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94 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Wonderful Nature Cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

This cruise was unlike any other Mississippi cruise I've experienced. This cruise was on a low bottem boat that explored the backwaters of the Mississippi. The 2-person crew provided an ongoing narrative about the workings of the Mississippi as well as the wildlife. We saw bald eagles, mallard duck, a perigrine falcon, and a beaverdam.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank WestSideGal
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