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Address: 16802 North East Hwy 88, Torilla Flats, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Phone Number: 480-827-9144
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Wed 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Description: If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the...
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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Rocks and wildlife by boat on scenic lake

First of all, be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the marina. We were late leaving the Phoenix area and then got stuck behind some overly cautious drivers on the Apache... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Marion
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

First of all, be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the marina. We were late leaving the Phoenix area and then got stuck behind some overly cautious drivers on the Apache Trail so we very nearly missed the boat. We called from the road and they were very nice and assured us they would not leave without... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The Dolly Steamboat ride we took was the 90 minute tour of Canyon Lake in Apache Junction. It is a bit of a ride from Phoenix, but well worth the drive. The boat itself is a mock paddle wheel double decker boat that cruises for some distance up and down the lake. The commentary from the crew is lively and... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We are so happy we took the boat ride,what a beautiful lake. The captain and his crew were very good at their jobs. We went on the spur of the moment and was afraid there would be not tickets left but we got lucky. Advice pre order them. After the long mountain drive down to the canyon it would have... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We had a BLAST. The Dolly Steamboat is a real paddle wheel boat. The views are amazing from the boat. It is a calm ride and a whole lot of fun. Bring the sun screen with you and have a ball.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

From Boarding to exit, the staff was incredible. Accommodations with views, no matter where you sat. Nice selection of purchase items as alcohol drinks and of course "POPCORN", your choice eat or feed the ducks following the journey. Scenery was just wonderful. Great opportunity to just relax, enjoy the view and enjoy great conversations. The staff, full of information about... More 

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Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great afternoon and well worth it. Check Groupon for half price tickets. Best seating is upstairs by a window and you can bring your own snacks since the selection is very limited. (No glass or bottles). Canyon Lake also has canoe and boat rentals by the hour. If I had known this we would have packed a suit, towels and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This cruise was a highlight of our trip to Arizona. The boat was comfortable, the scenery was stunning and the crew was attentive. My partner and I enjoyed the scenery, the wildlife and a journey up the Apache Trail afterward. This is a beautiful way to spend a vacation day.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Took seven of us on this boat ride, and everyone loved it. My ten-year-old lists it on one of the favorite things he did. So do my parents. It is relaxing and beautiful with lots of picture-taking opportunities. Get there very early for the best seating as they seat by ticket number order.

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East Moline, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

nice boat ride with beautiful scenery. Good value for the price. Good family outing or couples. Snacks and drinks are reasonably priced too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had so much fun looking at the canyon from a different perspective. The capt gives a great tour and the staff are very attentive and helpful. The boarding process is very easy. Get there early so you can have your pick of seats

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Address: Address: 16802 North East Hwy 88, Torilla Flats, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Phone Number: 480-827-9144
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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