About the Captain|
I grew up along the Mississippi River in Harpers Ferry, Iowa. After high school
I worked the river clamming and commercial fishing for seven years.
Unfortunately, the days of the hunter-gatherer on the river were coming to an
end. Families that had made their living off the river for generations were
forced to give it up. I followed suit and opened a restaurant in the town of
Harpers Ferry. My wife, Deb, and I eventually expanded our business by buying a
small campground and selling the restaurant. But I still had a dream of making a
living from the river. So I went to school to become certified as a captain.
Upon receiving my Master's License we bought a tour boat in Norfolk, Virginia
and had it transported back to Mcgregor Marquette, Iowa.
As a family, we are involved in a number of interesting activities. I'm a 15 year veteran of the Harpers Ferry Volunteer Fire Department and currently an assistant Boy Scout leader with Troop 64 in Waukon, Iowa. Deb is a long-time board member of the Harpers Ferry library and also works full time at Cabela's Sporting Goods Company in Prairie du Chien. Cody just finished high school and has the honor of being one of the newest Eagle Scouts for Troop 64.
Maiden Voyage Tours
Maiden Voyage Tours is proud to offer river cruises to groups of every kind, from family reunions, weddings and birthdays celebrations to office parties. Take a ride with us and get off the beaten track. Meander through the beautiful backwaters of the Upper Mississippi on the 49 passenger Maiden Voyage. Relax while a knowledgeable guide points out eagle's nests, great blue herons, beavers, river otters and any other wildlife we are likely to encounter.
Visit us for a Mississippi River tour or cruise. We are based out
of Harpers Ferry, Iowa but also port out of Lansing, Iowa, Prairie du Chien,
Wisconsin and Mcgregor, Iowa.
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