Maiden Voyage Tours of Mississippi River, Marquette, IA - Prairie du Chien, WI area

Mississippi River Tours

Wed-Sunday:     11am & 3pm 
 (1 1/2 hrs)

Friday Music Cruise:  6pm

Saturday Sunset Cruise:  6pm



Go To:  Marquette, IA Marina
(Below the Mississippi River Bridge)

Group Tours

Create your own River Boat Tour. The 49 Passenger Maiden Voyage has provided tours for school groups, nursing homes, family reunions, weddings and more.

Tom Sawyer Adventure

Great for family and group tours. Ride the Mississippi river waves back into time.  Experience the Mississippi backwaters, wildlife, and way of life that Tom and Huck lived.

Friday Night Music Cruise

Join us for a fun-filled Friday music cruise featuring local musicians playing their Mississippi River Folklore. A favorite for many repeat friends and customers.

Bird Eco Tours

Bird Eco River Boat Tours are like non-other. View eagles and other birds in their natural habitat. Migrating birds on traveling the Mississippi River frequent this part of the Mississippi River. Spectacular!

Things to Do When You Are not on a Maiden Voyage Tour!

I want you to enjoy all the area has to offer so I visited a few of the unique places in the surrounding area for you.
Preview Now and Check them out later — when you are not on a Maiden Voyage River Boat Tour!
Andy Mountain Cabins & Maiden Voyage Tours Discount Package

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Andy Mountain Cabins and Maiden Voyage Tour Discount Package

Stay at our Andy Mountain Cabins and Purchase Maiden Voyage – Mississippi River Boat Tour and receive a discount!
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Marquette IA Marina

My motorcoach groups love Captain Robert! He weaves humor and history into his lessons about mussels and pearls, as he introduces us to a different world in the backwaters. He’s an important part of our Road Scholar educational travel programs. Participants rated our program #1 out of 3,000 programs in North American last year; and Captain Vavra is a huge part of that success. Thank you, Captain! Diane Van Wyngarden

Iowa State University

I have been taking groups to the Mississippi River for several years and a Maiden Voyage Tour is a highlight event. Roberts knowledge of the river spans Iowa history, life experience, and natural history. Traveling the area with him in his boat is a unique opportunity to learn about the river and the land around it. Dan Block

Where can you find someone who worked as a professional fisherman, boat captain and local naturalist to lead a tour of the Mississippi River? Try out a Maiden Voyage Tour and immerse yourself in the natural history of the river.

Robert’s background on the Mississippi is unsurpassed in interpretive river programs. I’ve brought senior citizens, families & friends on his trips. He tailors the river cruises to the audience & makes their experience something wonderful. Dale J

Every year I look forward to taking educational groups on the Maiden Voyage. The Maiden Voyage has become an important part of several annual events that would not be the same without the experience of getting out on the river for an up-close river experience.
Robert does such a great job immersing us in the river, its history, beauty and wildlife that each time is a new adventure. From school groups and youth camps to retiree groups, every group has one of the best experiences of their summer while learning about our beautiful Mississippi River. The Maiden Voyage is a true Northeast Iowa treasure. Thanks for all the great adventures. Abbey Harkrader

Naturalist, Clayton County Conservation

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Daily Tour Pricing:*
$23 Adults
$20 Seniors (Over 64)
$ 8 Youth 7-15 (Under 16)
Free Children 6 & Under

Friday Night Music Cruise:**
$25 Per Person

*Tour limited to 49 passengers.
**Music Cruise limited to 45 passengers.

Daily 1 1/2 hr Tour:
Wed-Friday: 11am
Sat-Sun: 11am & 3pm

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Friday Night Music:
Jun 1 – Aug 17 @7pm – dusk  (6pm from Aug 24-Sept)

Saturday Night Sunset:
Jun 2 – Aug 18 @7pm – dusk  (6pm from Aug 25-Sept)

GIFT CERTIFICATES Available online


Maiden Voyage Tours GO TO:
Marquette, IA Marina
(Below the Mississippi River Bridge)
101 Water St, Marquette, IA 52158


Andy Mountain Cabins
(Maiden Voyage Office Only)
2335 Andy Mountain Lane
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146
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Call: 563.586.2123 or