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Mississippi Explorer Cruises - CLOSED

Departs from Riverside Park, La Crosse, WI 54602
+1 877-647-7397
Review Highlights
Nice cruise. Relaxing.

Learned a lot about the Mississipi and the LaCrosse area. It was a cold day but we dressed warm and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Becky P
via mobile
Okay cruise.

We took the cruise on a hot Saturday. We chose to sit on the outside seating although the was air... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2015
Madison, 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 5 October 2015 via mobile

Learned a lot about the Mississipi and the LaCrosse area. It was a cold day but we dressed warm and enjoyed the trip. Went through a lock and dam. We did not do the meal but others said it was good. Would recommend. Parents... please...More

1  Thank Becky P
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We took the cruise on a hot Saturday. We chose to sit on the outside seating although the was air conditioned seating below. The cruise "mc" was informative and funny. I wouldn't say that it was a great cruise but also not a bad one,...More

2  Thank PamSPF
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We decided to take the Explorer cruise to see the river since we only had a little time in the area on a business trip. We did the pizza and beer cruise at 5:30. It was a beautiful afternoon on the river. We enjoyed the...More

3  Thank llutes1
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

This boat ride was very relaxing and accommodating to all ages. Sat on the top deck in the very back enjoying the sun. The tour guides were knowledgable and engaging. Definitely not over the top though. The acoustics in the very back are non existent...More

1  Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I took my grandsons on this boat trip and they loved it! Lots of great information and saw lots of cool wildlife. We will be going again! It was nice to be able to bring our own snacks and juice boxes :)

9  Thank WisconsinFmly
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

The backwater tour is very nice. We were shocked it wasn't more crowded the Friday evening before Applefest. Recommend highly.

4  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Ours was part of our "Elvis Explosion" event weekend. Was offered to the Fans of the event. The Cruise was just awesome, as far as I know everyone in attendance really enjoyed it very much. Would love to go for longer period of time, just...More

2  Thank Sybil M
Reviewed 23 October 2013

We enjoyed a very cold but awesome trip on the Mississippi River. The price was amazing at only $20.00 per person for a two hour cruise. We sat outside and while it was very cold, it was also the best spot to see Eagles and...More

Reviewed 11 September 2013

As a transplanted New Englander, I am painfully missing the ocean. So on a hot summer night just a week ago, I decided to play tourist in my own town, and get myself out onto the water. The Mississippi Explorer is both a family-friendly and...More

5  Thank KateMcNeill
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We went on line to find a few things to do when we came to LaCrosse. Finding this 2 hour eco tour was like finding a gem. We made reservations in advance though by going after Labor Day weekend, 1030 AM tour, they really weren't...More

6  Thank rvtraveller_10
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