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Desert Belle Cruises

Address: 14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: 480-984-2425
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$20*
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97%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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181 reviews 181 reviews
76 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I found it still mesmerizing. ... only this time we went in winter. ... Wear thick clothes or winter clothes to be able to enjoy the views from outside. ... but if not, the inside the boat is warm and there a bit snacks too. ...The captain and staff as friendly as ever. ... we spotted an eagle. ... my... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Way out east of Scottsdale is Saguaro Lake in the Tonto National Forest. On a cool bright sunny Sunday in December, there were only about 20 people on the tour. Our captain was a fountain of knowledge about the area which is accessible only by boat or hiking. We paid extra for priority boarding so we could sit in the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My 83 yr old mother and my 22 yr old grandson joined the rest of the family for this 90 minute cruise of Saguaro Lake in November. We all had a great time! The lake is simply gorgeous with its cliffs and views. The captain gave an excellent tour with his knowledge of the region and desert plants and wildlife.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This place was only 40 minutes from where I live in Scottsdale, its a beautiful boat ride with a friendly guide who gives some history about Arizona and the lake itself. Great price for the tour, and the boat has drinks or snacks, including alcoholic drinks if it's a nice day and you want to enjoy a beer. Afterwards there... More 

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