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Dolly Steamboat

16802 North East Hwy 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ 85219
+1 480-827-9144
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If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the beautiful flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran Desert, consider a cruise on the secluded inner waterways of the Junior Grand Canyon on Canyon Lake. We offer narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and astronomy cruises.
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16802 North East Hwy 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ 85219
+1 480-827-9144

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Reviewed 2 days ago

While visiting family in Phoenix, it was suggested we take the Dolly Steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake. What a great idea! Not only was it a comfortable ride (air-conditioned areas optional), the captain provided narration of the scenic highlights, including the pointing out of a...More

Thank KenB1950
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a beautiful lake! We had such a nice time and the food was so amazing! We'd definitely do this again!

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my third ride with Dolly and my wife's first. We decided to make this a gala evening by participating in the dinner cruise, an evening we will not forget. Two and a half hours touring the Canyon Lake vista at evening watching the...More

Thank Brass H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking a dinner cruise with neighbors was a great adventure. Who would have thought that this lake was in Arizona. The walls around us were so interesting--filled with caves. And we spotted several bighorn sheep.

Thank jcb13855
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did buy our tickets online in advance knowing that the boat is small and spaces are limited. Glad that we did, plus there was senior rates that we appreciated. Some walk-ons were turned away. The boat is comfortable with indoor AC seating, top of...More

1  Thank FanzofTA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and relaxing trip on Canyon Lake. The captain was knowledgeable and informative about the sights. When he wasn't pointing out interesting views, soothing music was playing. I'd do it again if I ever travel back in that part of Arizona. We sat on...More

Thank julu1205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the boat while visiting family. Didn't try the food nor did we buy any beer sinxce they only carry Budweiser Products which give the wife and myself headaches. It was a nice leisurley way to spend the afternoon after imbibing at Tortilla Flat.

Thank Kenny T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steamboat ride is very relaxing with great views of red rocks as well as long horn sheep. Several were very close to the water, one even got a drink while we cruised by. Light snacks/popcorn and drinks available at reasonable price. The only negative...More

Thank Lynn1018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing very friendly crew and well organized . Dinner was amazing . I would defiantly do that cruise again.

Thank frau333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth the drive! We took out of town guests. This gives such a great impression of the desert beauty. We took our 3-year old and our infant, along with 4 adults. Sights: Everyone was so relaxed and loved watching out for the sheep....More

Thank kellyfamilytempe
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What is the best time to get there for th Astronomy cruise and is everything first come first serve? Does it get pretty cool in mid May? We, 6 of us are doing the twilight cruise on April 30. And then planning to do the Astronomy cruise on May 20. Any kind of discounts available? Thanks Tom, Friends & Family
28 April 2017|
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Response from patspajamas | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we have not been on either of those evening cruises, but the evenings there on the lake get pretty cool once the sun goes down, so dress appropriately (a jacket will be used!). Call for best info to answer your... More
What is a good time to get the for the Astronomy dinner cruise? And does it get cool in mid May in the evening. I understand it's first come first serve for the tables
28 April 2017|
Response from ymceight | Reviewed this property |
Consider calling Dolly to get specifics.
Richard R
What to wear for twilight dinner cruise?
8 April 2017|
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Response from geraghty981 | Reviewed this property |
We were at 12 noon cruise & summer wear was perfect; however evenings turn very cool in Canyon Lake so I would suggest wearing layers.