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Tours offer passengers spectacular views of Lake Mead and the breathtaking scenery surrounding it.  Photographers will love the colorful landscapes and panoramic views, so bring your camera. Just a few of the awesome landmarks include Fortification Hill, a clearly-defined, extinct volcano, and the Arizona Paint Pots, a wonderland of color.

All tours take in magnificent Hoover Dam from the water.  A marvel of engineering, Hoover Dam stands a majestic 726 feet high and is an incredible 660 feet wide at its base. It is a sight you will always remember.


Tours depart from the Lake Mead Cruise landing, just minutes from Hoover Dam. 

Cruise on board the Desert Princess and the Desert Princess Too.  The Desert Princess is an authentic, three -level, Mississippi-style paddle wheeler. Just being on board takes you back to the Old South. The Desert Princess is U.S. Coast Guard certified for 300 passengers and 10 crew members. She is spaciously equipped with 2 climate-controlled enclosed decks and an open promenade deck just perfect for taking in the cool, clean air and the wondrous sights. If you're looking for an excursion aboard a vessel that has plenty of room to move around, lots of outdoor deck space to take photographs and videos, and a smooth ride, the Desert Princess is just the vessel for you.

The Desert Princess Too is a two level, Mississippi-style paddle wheeler just waiting to show you an "Outrageously Great Time." Her charm and intimacy will make you feel like you're aboard you're own family's yacht. The Desert Princess Too is U.S. Coast Guard certified for up to 149 passengers and 5 crew members. She has one climate-controlled, enclosed deck, and one covered promenade deck to take maximum advantage of the breathtaking scenery that will surround you.

Both vessels are US Coast Guard compliant with passenger vessel handicap regulations, but wheelchairs cannot access upper deck.  Bathrooms are available on both boats.

A great way to explore Lake Mead without spending a lot of time or money is a paddlewheel adventure.  These cruises are the only National Park Service authorized tour on Lake Mead and operate year round except Christmas and Thanksgiving.

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