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May 21, 2019
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Details

  • 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Take in the stunning views of Saguaro Lake on a 90-minute cruise. Set sail on the Desert Belle, a historic ship that’s been restored. You’ll see the iconic, warm-hued mountains of the Tonto National Forest and maybe even spot some local wildlife, from the comfort of the deck or the air-conditioned cabin. It’s a perfect nature day trip from Mesa, Arizona.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • 90-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary by cruise captain
  • Entry/Admission - Desert Belle Cruises
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages (unless otherwise specified)
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Saguaro Lake

Operates

Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Prepare to see some of Arizona’s most iconic plants and wildlife from the comfort of the Desert Belle, a restored 1964 cruise ship. Board the vessel at the Saguaro Lake Marina and stake out a prime viewing spot inside the air-conditioned cabin or beneath the upper deck’s shaded canopy for this 90-minute ride. Be sure you have your camera ready when the ship pulls away from the harbor, and snap away at the first awe-inspiring view of the rust-colored mountains.
Beautiful Saguaro Lake is nestled in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, 20 miles (32 km) outside of Mesa. Named after the saguaro cacti that surround the lake, it has 22 miles (35 km) of picturesque shoreline, expansive views and indigenous flora and fauna. Enjoy the sights of Arizona’s dramatic desert and soaring canyons formed by millions of years of geological forces. Spot cacti, mesquite and prickly pear plants sprinkled throughout the landscape. Looks for coyotes, bobcats and bighorn sheep lurking in the hills.
Listen as the captain narrates what you see and points out things that are at first apparent only to the trained eye.On select nights, you can sit back and enjoy live music played on board by local Arizonan bands. Purchase beverages such as beer, wine and soft drinks from the concession stand on board the Desert Belle and then sit back and enjoy the ride. An optional upgrade is available for priority seating, which includes one drink and popcorn.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Not Available

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviews

25 Reviews
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Billie R

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06, May, 2019

Enjoyed the cruise and narration as did our guests from out of town. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon seeing some of Arizona

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Jordan and W

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01, April, 2019

This was a very fun trip. Excellent views of the lake and surrounding mountains, will definitely be back!

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Dennis M

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25, March, 2019

This is the 3rd time we've been on the cruise. We absolutely love it. Every part of the cruise is done absolutely top notch. So relaxing and beautiful!!!

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luther s

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13, March, 2019

A very relaxing 90 minute boat cruise on lake Saguaro Lake - scenery was very enjoyable - crew was very very friendly and helpful - as a 38 retiree as a public school music teacher and speech instructor, I especially would like to give a pointed credit to the boat captain whom also was the main narrator throughout - extremely informative and kept one's attention to highlights while enroute - yes, you get your monies worth - - don't hesitate to purchase the dvd for $5.00 - very well done, and profits support a valued entity

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Jerry F

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11, March, 2019

We went on the desert belle excursion ride on the 12:30 tour. The captain was excellent pointing out different attractions and telling stories. The crew member girls were very curtious . We enjoyed the cruise and found it very informative. Would recommend it to anyone

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Carrie B

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09, October, 2018

Most amazing experience ever!!!! Will definitely go again, and reccomend this for anyone. Must see!!

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Willie H

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02, September, 2018

My girlfriend and I truly enjoyed this wonderful experience! Would recommend for anyone who comes to Phoenix! Great guide and support staff!

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Janet L

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08, August, 2018

My father (83yrs) was down from Canada so I brought him along with my daughter and grand daughter(7mths) on the cruise! They really enjoyed it.

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Laura M

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06, August, 2018

Definitely One to see. Get the preferred upgrade and sit in air conditioning while listening to the Tour guide. He was informative and funny. 4 stars

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Gene K G

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06, April, 2018

We enjoyed the whole time. Captain of boat very informative. Peaceful excursion around the lake. Beautiful area amazing vegetation ,love the cactus.

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Betty W

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28, March, 2018

My relatives and I enjoyed the boat ride. The Captain was very informative. We would definitely recommend this as a must see.

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Mike S

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11, March, 2018

Good experience on a beautiful day! Good commentary and history provided. Thanks for a fun trip!

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Susan P

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04, March, 2018

This cruise on the Suguaro Lake exceeded our expectations. The scenery is beautiful, on the cruise and driving to and from the cruise. The narration by Captain Mike was informative and entertaining.

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Amber L

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13, February, 2018

The four of us enjoyed the sightseeing cruise on Saguraro Lake. It was our first visit to this area for two of us our two friends that live in AZ had never done the cruise. The narration of the area, rock formations, views of the cliffs, and plus being a beautiful day were wonderful. We would recommend this cruise to visitors and locals. Thank you.

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Judy C

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10, February, 2018

Wonderful tour! Captain Mike was a hoot!

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Carolyn D

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01, February, 2018

Very educational and relaxing

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Michele F

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08, January, 2018

All I can tell you is, It's worth every dollar you spent for this trip!

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Marjorie R

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29, November, 2017

It was a hot day, so to sit right at the front of the boat and get a few splashes was perfect. We chose the afternoon cruise with live music it was relaxing. I would recommend taking this trip.

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gloria z

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27, November, 2017

Lovely cruise. Great staff. Captain very informative and knowledgeable. Beautiful, scenic. I would suggest this as a must see to anyone that visits Phoenix.

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jim

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16, November, 2017

Sites and wildlife along this cruise are awesome. relaxing and fun ride.

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