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Dolly Steamboat

16802 North East Hwy 88, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
480-827-9144
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Owner description: If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the beautiful flora and fauna of...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Hours:
Wed 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews 141 reviews
80 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Everything about the Dolly Steamboat is first class. It is perhaps the cleanest day-excursion ship I've been on. The windows on the main deck were big and there is open deck both fore and aft for those who do not want to climb to the upper deck, which is where most folks gravitate. Disabled access to the ship and main... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a faux steamboat that takes a 90 minute tour of Canyon Lake. It is well off the beaten path and well worth the bumpy ride. Adults are $22 for the tour. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase (for less than you would expect) from the friendly and welcoming staff of 4 or 5. The weather was clear... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A must do for people in the area.....not highly priced well woth the money. Love it each and every time we go...

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tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice way to see the Salt River Canyon area from the water. We saw alot of wildlife including mountain goats, eagles and coyotes. Definitely recommend.

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Oakville, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

There were 4 in our party for the dinner cruise. We sat up top outside on the deck as i understand it was packed that night. We did get a little cool but the view was worth it. It was very well run right from the start. The food was good and everyone there was pleasant and worked hard. The... More 

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Edmonton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We took the Dolly nature cruise with several friends. Very enjoyable and the staff were always on the lookout for wildlife, saw big horn sheep and a bald eagle. Pleasant day on the water

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Arvada, Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We came here last week and really enjoyed the experience. The cruise lasts about 2 hours and is very relaxing and informative. The narrator is hilarious - adds lots of fun little jokes during the time aboard. There are snack and drinks available for purchase, so you can enjoy some popcorn and a frosty brew while you're watching Bald Eagles... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very nice place to spend a couple of hours at. Views are very nice and ambience write relaxing. If you are visiting with babies, note that that have to wear a life jacket, which can make the experience quite uncomfortable for them. Kids must wear life jackets until the age of 12. They do provide the jackets though

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Missouri
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've taken this cruise twice now, once on our own and again with my in-laws. It's a beautiful, relaxing way to spend an afternoon. The staff is great; the scenery is beautiful, and the price was great. We have been able to find online deals each time to cut the ticket price to almost half, which is a great deal... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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16 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was our favorite thing to do while visiting the Phoenix area. The boat cruise was superb, scenic, relaxing and fun. The staff was great - everyone from captain to crew. Extremely informative and interesting facts as we traveled the canyon lake. One of the best boat cruises I have ever taken on a lake. Definitely GO!

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