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“Relaxing Eagle's Nest 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!
Racine, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Relaxing Eagle's Nest Cruise”
Reviewed 23 May 2014

The docking location was moved due to local flooding, but we were escorted to the alternate dock a mile or so away. We hoped to see eagles and were not disappointed. The crew was relaxed and open to any questions during the two hour tour while they informed us about the local habitat, history and natural resources. Benches on the front accommodated about 18 people and seating inside another 40 or so. Views from either position were great. Mexican serape blankets were available if anyone was chilled but we had a beautiful 85 degree day. It was a highlight of our visit and we would travel with them again. Adult tickets were $21.

Visited May 2014
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Time!!”
Reviewed 23 December 2013

My wife & I took a cruise in July for the first time with Mississippi Explorer Cruises. We both enjoyed ourselves very much. The crew of two were very nice and very informative when it came to the local habitat. They took us past several Eagle's nests to make sure we would eventually see them. I have to state that we were bumped off our original cruise up in La Crosse due to a party chartering the whole boat. However, Mississippi Explorer Cruises not only refunded our money right away, they offered us a free cruise at anytime at any location at a later date. So, we took them up on their offer and since we were driving South from La Crosse, we chose Prairie Du Chien a few days later and evrything worked out great! We are happy we chose them to help us explore the magnificent Mississippi River, and we will definitely book a cruise with them again!

Visited July 2013
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New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“riover cruise”
Reviewed 14 October 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 14 October 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 9 October 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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