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Address: 16802 North East Hwy 88, Torilla Flats, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Phone Number: 14808279144
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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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A very romantic dinner cruise possibility.

I really enjoyed the quiet trip into the far reaches of the lake. So peaceful and a fantastic view around every bend. We weren't lucky enough to see any Bighorn Sheep, but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Apache Junction

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Apache Junction
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40 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the quiet trip into the far reaches of the lake. So peaceful and a fantastic view around every bend. We weren't lucky enough to see any Bighorn Sheep, but the ride was memorable just the same. The dinner was excellent. It was the perfect getaway from the normal routine of dining out.

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Eastend, Canada
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great way to see some awesome scenery and spend a lovely hour and a half. The drive up to Canyon Lake was very picturesque and we had a great time on the boat tour. Loved the scenery-such interesting rock formations. The captain provided quite a lot of information during the trip, but unfortunately our seats were back... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip to remember forever. Great staff and excellent views of lake and knowledge of the area. We got the privilege to see the mountain sheep. Definitely one of Arizona must see adventures.

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Thank D R
Niagara Falls, Canada
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved this cruise on Canyon Lake. The scenery is spectacular. We'd like to go again for the twilight dinner cruise and go further up the canyon. I can imagine this is a very busy lake in the summer months. Saw a bald eagle. Lunch at Tortilla Flat was a great as well.

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Thank Lingermore
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip was as advertised. Saw a bald eagle and a herd of mountain sheep. Boat was fairly clean staff was pleasant and accommodating.

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Thank Art D
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90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take our out of town visitors on the trip. For the price, it's a great little tour run by a well-run company. The people are super friendly and the guide is great. I recommend doing this tour in winter or early spring and making a reservation on line. The tours sell out even mid-week. Cocktails and snacks are... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful view. The crew was very knowledgeable. It was a great way to break up our vacation from spending time in the city. I love see the canyons and the wild life. It was just a perfect amount of time to spend on the water also! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a out... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting trip with beautiful scenery. Great commentary from crew. For example, a crew member went from table to table with samples of petrified wood and amethyst and explained the geological history. The crew member was knowledgeable and friendly and able to answer the questions asked.

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Vernon, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steamboat ride.Wonderful canyon views, saw big horn sheep,bald eagles & many different types of cactus. A camera is a must.The Steamboat was very comfortable,excellent seating ,in & out.The staff were very informative providing good info as well as a small food & beverage service. A must outing if you are in the area.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day on Canyon Lake. We asked for a wheelchair to go down the ramp and they were very helpful. We go every year and always enjoy the trip to Canyon Lake followed by lunch in Tortilla Flat.

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