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Lake Mead Cruises

490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
+1 866-292-9191
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Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“dinner cruise” (29 reviews)
“desert princess” (27 reviews)
“top deck” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
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+1 866-292-9191
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"desert princess"
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"top deck"
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"hoover dam"
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"paddle steamer"
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"minute cruise"
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"relaxing cruise"
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"boat ride"
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"stern wheeler"
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"recorded commentary"
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"pre recorded"
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"black canyon"
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"available for purchase"
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"nice pictures"
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"national park"
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"per adult"
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I enjoyed Vegas doing the typical Vegas tourist activities, but in my travels around Nevada, I noticed this lake. We went to the lake on the last full day of our visit and rented a newer model speed boat. Jet ski's were an option but...More

Thank D W
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This trip is on a paddlewheel boat that cruises from Lake Mead marina to Hoover Dam and back. As you cruise, a commentary is given about Lake Mead and the history of the Colorado River and the history of Hoover Dam. Finally you get a...More

Thank Marylou A
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you, Marylou. We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed the cruise. We hope to see you out on the water again sometime!

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

It was a nice 90 minute cruise on Lake Mead from Boulder City docks to Black Canyon and the backside of Hoover Dam. The cruise was pleasant on a late autumn day with nice temperate about 80 degrees. The narrative commentary on the Desert Princess...More

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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Autumn is one of the best times of year on Lake Mead, and we're happy you were able to enjoy it out on the water with us. Great reminder for other travelers about the Park Service entrance fee. Thanks for your kind words!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lake Mead offers several cruises. We took the regular 2pm cruise. We had lunch on board and it was very good. Highly recommend the ham deli sandwich with potato salad, Mmmmm. Plenty of tables and air conditioning. 3 levels for viewing the canyon and lake....More

Thank scratchgolfer19
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! We're thrilled that you had a great time aboard the Desert Princess. We hope to see you out on the water again soon.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We've been going to Vegas every year for the last 13 years, and are always looking for something new to try. We decided to give this a try, and did the afternoon sight-seeing cruise. You can see the dam from a different angle than usual,...More

Thank tmoore48
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks so much for the feedback. We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable afternoon aboard the Desert Princess. Safe travels!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

$26 bucks give you ride right up to Hoover Dam. The full ride takes about 90 minutes. The stern wheeler Desert Princess has multiple floors including a top deck. Under the deck is a covered bar/ dining area. When you get to the dam you...More

Thank Timothy C
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were excited to take this 90 minute cruise around Lake Mead, however were a bit disappointed and thankful we didn't pay for the dinner cruise. Although the views were spectacular, it is basically a cruise to the Hoover Dam and back. Nice that you...More

Thank MagicalTravelEars
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We appreciate the honest feedback. Our narration is recorded; leaving the captain free to navigate and pilot our large vessel. Generally, our staff receives high marks for friendliness and interaction; we'll definitely take a look at how we can enhance the passenger experience even further....More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday, at the start of September and found the boat to be really quite quiet, compared to the last time we took the tour the previous year. If it hadn’t been for a large party we would of had the whole...More

Thank Martyn W
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for cruising with us again, Martyn, and thanks for the feedback. Nice tip about heat - our desert sun can be quite strong, even in the fall. We hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great day from start to finish. The bus picked us up at our hotel and dropped us back when the day was done. Our tour guide was excellent and very informative. Bud was his name and he also had a great sense of humour. Lake...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice people. Had tickets for the Dinner cruise but didn't sail do to high winds. They offered to cruise the next day and we did that. The dinner was great, my wife has the Salmon and I had the sirloin. Both were excellentMore

Thank Mark B
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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for your understanding regarding the high winds, Mark. We're happy to hear that you and your wife still had an enjoyable dockside dinner, and we're thrilled you were able to join us for a cruise that got you out on the open water....More

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JoyBlaze
3 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.
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linhebe
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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
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