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Address: 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
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Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert...

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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Gorgeous scenery! Informative cruise!

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... read more

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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 great time! The view from the ship was awesome! Just being on that water ,... More 

Thank bobbie78
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As part of our Hoover Dam visit the Lake Mead boat cruise was also part of our day out. It was a beautiful day to be onboard a slow going paddle steamer. The scenery is stunning so I am so glad the boat cruise wasn't rushed. The cliffs a variety of colours due to the lake currently being 150ft lower... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed the slow-paced cruise to the top side of the Hoover dam. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The view of the dam and bridge was stunning! We spent part of the cruise top-side in the sun and the rest in air conditioning enjoying nachos. Interesting history, facts, and commentary. The gift shop back at the dock... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a frequent visitor to Vegas, I've done the walk and drive across both the dam and the skyway, as well as the dam tour. The dam is always one of my favorite places and I'm drawn to it. Lake Mead Cruises is a great way to see the dam in a different light and of course to enjoy the... More 

Thank Hilliary
Washington DC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would have liked to go on the noon cruise today, advertised on their website as occurring every day in March. The website allowed ticket purchases in advance this morning. After a long drive from Las Vegas, we were met with a sign stating that there were no cruises due to boat maintenance. Other customers were equally disappointed. Would it... More 

Thank ReneeWashingtonDC
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to lake mead las vegas harbour boat trip great in expensive. Fantastic views breath taking. Seated up and down boat food on board.

Thank Roy M
Ashland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off, this is a very slow boat. If you are expecting a tour of a significant portion of the lake, you are not. You are essentially travelling a short distance to the damn, rounding an island and headed home. It wasn't a problem for me, but I heard a couple complaints about the speed. That being said, it's a... More 

1 Thank Ashland A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was beautiful out so a perfect day for a tour of Lake Mead! Services on pier were very helpful. We were able to get a senior rate on 2 tickets & were then told that we will be able to get a 25% discount on tickets next week when we bring the rest of our family for a cruise.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We booked this trip through viator and traveled with grey lines. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the Hover dam for the tour and then on to the lake mead cruise. It was 1.5h long with lunch included and wad well worth it. The paddle boat was beautiful and a picture was taken of you with... More 

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