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Mississippi Explorer Cruises - CLOSED

Departs from Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI 54602
+1 877-647-7397
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fun and educational

this boat gets way closer to the nature part of river life. small groups means you can ask... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2013
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Enjoyable Day

As a local, I've been in the backwaters of the Mississippi many times. I thought the crew did a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2013
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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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!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
5 Oct 2015
“Nice cruise. Relaxing. ”
16 Sep 2015
“Okay cruise.”
Departs from Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI 54602
+1 877-647-7397
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

this boat gets way closer to the nature part of river life. small groups means you can ask questions and get great pictures. this is great trip for kids. you can bring picnic and beverages. if you are looking for something fancier, go down the...More

5  Thank wren32
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...More

1  Thank DianeinRiverCity
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...More

5  Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
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...More

Thank SateliteGuy
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...More

2  Thank Bravo1982
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...More

2  Thank WestSideGal
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We took a trip to La Crosse to visit our daughter at college enjoyed a beautiful 1.5 hours of the MIssissippi Explorer. The cruise is nice for all ages and has comfortable seating like a pontoon boat, with padded booth seats. If you want to...More

5  Thank scea
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We had beautiful weather for a cruise down the Mississippi River! Plan to do it with our grandchildren someday!

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

We took our 5 year olds on a day cruise and it was the highlight of our stay in La Crosse. While my husband and I kept an eye out for eagles and beavers, our boys were checking out barges and cranes (the lifting kind)...More

1  Thank SaraJ91
Reviewed 23 June 2012

My husband booked a cruise for my birthday. We enjoyed the commentary and scenery. It wasa gift I won't forget. To cap off the night head over to the Radisson for a pork mapled glazed sandwich. North we are perfect gift

1  Thank DianeinRiverCity
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