River Tour By Boat Vicksburg Mississippi
Take a day tour by boat to see the Mississippi River in Vicksburg. The Mississippi River is America’s largest river and is the third-largest river in the world. The massive Mississippi is a wild and awe-inspiring experience just to be on it. Blue Cat Guide Service offers day-long boat tours of the Mississippi River out of Vicksburg Mississippi.
The Mississippi River collects water from 31 states and it all passes by Vicksburg. It is home to 260 species of fish, 326 species of birds, and 50 species of mammals. You will see the Mighty Mississippi up close and personal with the opportunity to see deer, turkeys wild hogs, and beaver. You could possibly even spot a black bear on the shoreline. There are all types of waterfowl on the river.
Learn About Vicksburg History With A Boat Tour
Everything is big about the Mississippi River and this includes the great history surrounding it. From the huge tugs pushing a string of barges a half-mile long to the giant bridges needed to cross it. Our boat tour of the Mississippi River that launches from Vicksburg Mississippi, travels the same waters that the USS Cairo patrolled during the Civil War.
The USS Cairo was an American warship. It was an ironclad warship built at the beginning of the U.S. Civil War. It was called Cairo and was the lead ship of the gunboats and named for Cairo, Illinois. In 1862, the USS Cairo captured the Confederate garrison of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. The capture enabled Union forces to occupy Memphis.
Learn about the travels of Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant as you enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the Mississippi River. You will learn about the history of the area while relaxing in our comfortable G3 2100 Sportsman boat. our boat is stable and roomy for a great river adventure. If you wish, you can also enjoy a shore lunch. The Mississippi River around Vicksburg has some great sandbars, perfect for setting up for a delicious shore lunch. Please ask