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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 19 August 2013

We took the two hour sunset cruise. Very laid back, you could walk around the boat. We saw bald eagles and deer. The crew was very nice, they answered any questions we had. Coolers were allowed. Price was right. I had to call back a few times to book as their website wasn't working correctly. I would take this boat trip again.

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Reviewed 8 June 2013

We took the Mississippi Explorer out of Prairie du Chien last evening on the dusk wildlife cruise. Captain Annie & her first mate (so sorry I didn't get her name) were awesome. They told stories & related many facts about the river. They pointed out eagles & nests with baby eagles, herons, turtles, etc. About halfway through the trip Captain Annie turned off the engines & just let us all listen to the sounds of the birds & the great Mississippi. I was also impressed that they kept blankets on board; yes it got chilly! The crew made sure we were all comfortable. We docked at twilight. Really delightful! Reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Was somewhat concerned initially as weather was unseasonably cold for May 26 however, this soon passed as the crew made us feel comfortable, right at home, and assured us the boat had heat. Yes heat (this is Wisconsin) and the cruise did not disappoint. Our cruise was the Marquette & Joliet with Michael Douglas (yes real name) as the Wis state historian sharing stories of the early explorers. Michael was detailed and enthusiastic; he knew the history backward and forward, was engaging. If history is not your thing; there was plenty of beautiful scenery in the backwater to keep you enthralled. Saw bald eagles and their nests; a few practically flew over the boat. From what the crew told me they see many types of birds on the water. Speaking of the crew; they were equally enthusiastic, courteous, and knew the river. If you're in the Prairie du Chien area this cruise down the Mississippi is a must see, you'll enjoy this trip.

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Reviewed 23 October 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 1 September 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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