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Maiden Voyage Mississippi River Boat Tours

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Address: 2238 Andy Mountain Rd, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
Phone Number: +1 563-586-2123
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We won a boat trip on the Maiden Voyage through the McGregor Car Show Raffle. We had an awesome time and Robert did an awesome job of not only pointing out certain parts of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We won a boat trip on the Maiden Voyage through the McGregor Car Show Raffle. We had an awesome time and Robert did an awesome job of not only pointing out certain parts of the wildlife on the river but also answering questions that any of us had. He is very knowledgable about the river.

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Thank Marlene H
Waterloo, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Robert did an awesome job pointing out wildlife and historic sites. Also, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the local history.

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Thank Joe C
Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We walked quickly the 2 and a half blocks to the boat sight, hoping to make the two hours cruise. Made it in plenty of time. It was if they were waiting for us. We were the last borders. Asked where to pay. Were told after the tour. Had no idea of the cost. $15 as a senior. What a... More 

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Thank rancher1000
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this tour. The owner of the boat is great with children. He knows a LOT about the river. Going to do this again sometime.

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Thank sandia2
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We took a two-hour cruise with Maiden Voyage River Tours yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There were only 9 people in our group, so we had plenty of room to spread out aboard the spacious pontoon boat. Captain Robert has lived in northeast Iowa for many years and is well-acquainted with the Upper Mississippi and its history. His self-deprecating... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Captain Robert was a wonderful host, very knowledgeable, entertaining and friendly. We went on a weekday afternoon 2 hour cruise. The price was right and since I had picked up a business card earlier in the day I got an additional discount. Adult Beverages and snacks were OK to bring on board. We viewed Pikes Peak from the river, some... More 

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Thank Jewelboxx1961
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Captain Robert was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He introduced us to local birds and history.

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Thank Lauralee G
Harpers Ferry, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Toured the Mississippi and Lock and Dam. Had a catfish and all the trimmings as part of the trip. Robert is a very knowledgeable tour host and makes the ride a great trip. A must do if you are in McGregor.

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Captain Robert C. Vavra welcomed us aboard and spoke to us as we were invited to have our box lunch while we were underway toward the backwaters and sloughs. Captain Robert had been one of those last generation clammers who dove for the mussels to be used to make seed pearls for the Japanese cultured pearl industry. He described how... More 

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Thank cmrcl_pls
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I felt like I was going back in time listening to the stories of the river. We watched a fisherman bring in his catch. The host is friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. He makes it a great trip. We saw two bald eagles, learned much history, and took lots of pictures. I will go again when back in town. It seems... More 

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