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Lake Mead Cruises

490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
+1 866-292-9191
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Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert Princess - just minutes from the glitter and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Built especially to cruise the clean, blue waters of picturesque Lake Mead and tour the Hoover Dam, the three-level Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler offers an unrivaled sightseeing experience. Whether you choose a brunch tour, midday tour or evening dinner tour, you'll enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, or the comfort of the climate-controlled enclosed decks-surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
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490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
+1 866-292-9191
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As a local activity director for a retirement community, I send my residents on this cruise every year. We will really have to think hard about returning. The recent issue with the closing of Lake Mead Cruises, due to their bumper boat issue earlier this...More

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived just a short distance from the Hoover dam The staff on the boat were good the cruise was very relaxing the boat takes you around lake Mead and quite close to the Hoover Dam all the history of the lake is transmitted to...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We did not take the cruise do to time. The people at the actual cruise were helpful. The people at the boat rental were extremely rude and not at all helpful. The condition of the marina was dirty, poor condition and not taken care of...More

Thank southwest4life
Reviewed 24 April 2017

i booked a cruise for saturday for 7 of us on tuesday. that night on t.v. i saw the boat broke down. The next day they called me to reshcedule or cancel, i cancelled,in the mean time my payment was pending for 2 days,so of...More

Thank Doris B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

90 minute cruise telling the geological history of Lake Mead as well as the history of the Hoover Dam. Even though the narration was taped, it was clear and easy to listen to. Great views of the walls of the reservoir and not really too...More

Thank Rathkids
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The scenery here is absolutely gorgeous - everywhere you look, there's amazing views with different colour rock and the great blue colour of the lake. And that's part of the problem with this cruise - almost everything you will see is a view you can...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went on the sunset dinner cruise on Thursday April 8,2017' the ship left at 630 pm but unfortunately the sunset was shortly after 7pm making visibility of the dam minimal at best. The information they supply about the area is very informative and wish...More

Thank keegosmom516
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Went on the cruise with 6 people that included 21 year old boys that were interested to learn more after visiting the Dam. Unfortunately the sound was not good and nobody could hear what was being said. We went on this cruise many years ago...More

Thank Suitesfor3
Reviewed 24 March 2017

One of the highlights of our trip was this calm and relaxing cruise. It takes you thru black canyon to the lake side of Hoover Dam. It's about 90 minutes and I got several gorgeous pictures. Well worth the short drive from Vegas.

Thank Jock1949
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

(Vegas December 2012 ) we were on a tour that had first taken us to the etzel chocolate factory and next was the hoover dam, which was great! Then our tour took us on the desert princess ship. It was amazing! We both had a...More

Thank bobbie78
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Are you allowed to bring beverages (water) & snacks onboard?
4 September 2016|
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Response from westlablonde | Reviewed this property |
They don't allow outside food or beverages because they sell snacks, food and beverages. Alcoholic and non alcoholic. They have a small gift shop too.
Do you have any combined tours which would include the tour of the Hoover Dam as well as a cruise on Lake Mead? We will be driving to the Hoover Dam in April and would love to do both!
30 March 2015|
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Response from SortaTrav | Reviewed this property |
No combined tours that I saw either. We went to the dam early morning (9:30), it got crowded fast after that. Drive over the dam to get free parking. It's a little farther to walk, but it gives you a reason to walk across... More