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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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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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A journey into peacefulness and beauty

The cruise was serene, and peaceful. The beauty of the mountains and lake is unsurpassed. Bring your camera for breathtaking pictures. Crew is very knowledgeable and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The cruise was serene, and peaceful. The beauty of the mountains and lake is unsurpassed. Bring your camera for breathtaking pictures. Crew is very knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the short trip from Phoenix.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The scenic nature cruise was amazing. A great value for the money. It's an hour and a half cruise on a steamboat on canyon lake. Very professional

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very relaxing cruise on the Canyon River. Don't miss this part of Arizona on your next trip. We saw eaglets and a bald eagle in flight. Nature surrounds you at it's best.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I took this cruise on my recent vacation to Arizona. The ride was nice and relaxing with lots of beautiful scenery to look at on the way. The ship has two levels with inside and outside seating areas and a snack bar. Be sure to bring a camera with a full charge and plenty of free memory for your pictures.... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The same beautiful trip others mention, but even more beautiful as the shadows grow. Catered dinner was way above expectations. Meat was very tender, nice salad, and vegetables served buffet style. We reserved lower deck interior, but the crew tried to make accommodations for those in the open air when it started to rain. Booked it as an astronomy cruise,... More 

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New Ulm, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We were blessed to go on this cruise on a beautiful 80 degree April day. As others have noted, the scenery is spectacular. We sat in the back of the lower level...open air and shaded. It was a little difficult to see but we went from side to side as we pleased and appreciated the shade. It was also a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I was invited to go on this boat not knowing anything about it beforehand. I am happy to report this is a great trip! We live in Phoenix AZ. It’s a LONG drive to the boat not because of the distance but once you get off the interstate you must drive through smaller areas. The road going to the lake... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The drive to get here is quite an adventure, and not for the faint of heart, but once you arrive, get ready to relax! Like others say, reservations are highly recommended. It truly is a delightful cruise. The scenery is second to none, with Bald Eagle and Big-Horn Sheep sightings fairly common, and the lake itself and surrounding bluffs are... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great for families of all ages. You need to reserve in advance or risk not getting on. Be there early to get tickets (they recommend 30 min...If you want to eat after BUSY restaurant, allow at least an hour on top of that. Drive through the mountains to get to the marina is gorgeous and windy. Tour itself was beautiful... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This tour was recommended to us so we gathered six friends and made the reservations. Reservations are a very good idea since this cruise is very popular. Seats are on a first come first serve basis so get to the gate at least 30 minutes early. There are lots of seats but most are inside the cabin and views could... More 

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