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Address: 14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: 480-984-2425
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Eagles and Cactus and Big Horned Sheep, Oh My!

When my girlfriends visited me last fall we took the not-too-long drive out to Sauaro Lake for the Desert Belle cruise. It is less than an hour out of Scottsdale but it really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When my girlfriends visited me last fall we took the not-too-long drive out to Sauaro Lake for the Desert Belle cruise. It is less than an hour out of Scottsdale but it really feels like a world away. The guides are great and the scenery is amazing so it is a pretty special 90 minute escape from the city. I... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

This was the third time we have taken this lake cruise. It is very informative about the area and its history. It takes 1.5 hours and is very relaxing. There is indeed oor and outside seating. For best seating and a few dollars more, I recommend the preferred seating which allows first seating and a beverage. It's an excellent experience!

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ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a very pleasant attraction. Lake Saguaro is beautiful. Narrative was very informative and the one and a half hour ride very peaceful. Would recommend getting your tickets ahead of time. We had booked on the computer and arrived one half hour ahead of time and we were at the back of the line. I would recommend spending the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Took a Trip to Phoenix AZ. Drove to Saguaro Lake to take the Desert Belle. Friday arrived and the tours were sold out. Returned on Saturday and had the best time. So much undisturbed nature. Awesome sites. Mountains, Cactus and wildlife. The best of the wildlife was a bald Eagle. Well worth the ticket price and the two attempts to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Price of Tickets: $25.00 Preferred Adult (includes drink ticket and 1st boarding) $20.00 Adult $17.00 Preferred Child $12.00 Child FREE Infant Getting there: We did not have any problem getting there using GPS, we took Bush Hwy and found that entertaining in itself, watch out for bicyclers though! (and wild horses, although we saw none) The boat docks at the... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We enjoyed the 90 minute boat tour of Lake Saguaro. It was interesting to learn the history of the damming of the river that creates a chain of four lakes. Our captain, Geno, was very knowledgeable about the history and the flora and fauna of the area. It is worth the extra $5 for a preferred ticket so that you... More 

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Courtenay, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise. Every seat on the boat has a great view. Our captain was very knowledgeable and added just enough humor to make it very interesting. We enjoyed the popcorn and the beer and the beautiful day! A great way to spend a couple of hours.

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Wyoming, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was a great trip made even better with all of Gino's information. Gino was our captain on the day we went and he really knows his stuff. Thank you.

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Phoenix
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186 reviews 186 reviews
77 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a 90 min. narrated cruise of Saguaro Lake. The cost is $20 each but they give a AAA discount. We paid another $5 each for priority seating which is well worth it if the weather is nice and you are an avid photographer. We chose the outdoor seating on the front of the top level and had such... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A gem of a lake so close to the city. The 90 minute ride is worth the $20 with great views and an experienced and relaxed crew. For $5 more there is a "priority line" who board first and get the best seats - but there isn't a bad seat on the boat. There is beer ($5) on board with... More 

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