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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Hamburg, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Great trip! The crew was extremely helpful and informative and lots of fun. Very relaxing time on the water, one of my companions stated this was his eighth time on the cruise and was the most relaxing of them all primarily due to the decreased number of kids. So if kids are an issue then I would go while school... More

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great scenery along the banks of the lake and the cliffs of the canyon. You can see eagles, big horn sheep, ducks, and occasionally a heron or other wild life. Very comfortable cruise around the lake. Definitely a must for people visiting the Phoenix area and the east side of the Valley.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had spent many happy weekends as a kid at Canyon Lake but had been back in ages. I had a wonderful meal and scenery I'd completely forgotten on the Dolly Steamboat. The staff was very attentive and helpful, the mood was relaxed (no little kids) and the views, as others have said, were the best. Choose a time before... More

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Mesa, AZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I truly enjoyed the Dolly Steamboat trip. The captain was very familiar with the area and was able to point out things he saw, such as some Eagle's nesting along the rock cliffs. The experience was very nice and we enjoyed the sunshine and coolness from the water.

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great Views and very relaxing. Didn't see much in the way of wild life but unless your on the water you wouldn't get the views. So go and enjoy.......

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I learned of the Dolly from a native of Arizona who happened to be on the same flight to Scottsdale with us. (we were so glad we took his suggestion!) The scenery was beautiful beyond words. The narration was informative and fun. The crew members were all professional and solicitous. We were concerned as we boarded that the temperature (95... More

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the ride on the steamboat. The scenery was spectacular. The crew was friendly and professional. I liked that the captain narrated the trip. I've been on other tours where the narration is all pre-recorded. Also, I thought it was nice that the captain made sure to shake the hand of each departing guest. The drive to the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We booked a cruise on the Dolly for this past Thursday, and were not disappointed. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and it was a very pleasant trip on Canyon Lake. The crew is knowledgeable and friendly, narrating frequently throughout the cruise. The lower deck is air conditioned, but the upper deck is not. If you are interested in a specific... More

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New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The ride to the Steamboat is amazing - great places to stop along the way for some great views and pics. The boat ride was just spectacular - the views are amazing and its a great way to spend an afternoon. The only "complaint" is if other guests could shut up. Its a narrated tour but hard to hear sometimes... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I took my mom on the Twilight Dinner Cruise for her 74th birthday. We had an amazing time! Captain Jeff, John & Heather were the best hosts and were so friendly and welcoming. The catered dinner was indescribable...beyond fantastic. Between the hospitality, the food & the beautiful scenery, we had one of the best experiences in our lives. My mom... More

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