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Desert Belle Cruises

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Address: 14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: 480-984-2425
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Desert Belle Sightseeing Cruise on Saguaro Lake
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Nice and easy, informative and fun .Spend 90 minutes on the Dessert Belle and learn about Saguaro Lake and its wildlife .For $5 more the downstairs part of the cruiser is climate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Nice and easy, informative and fun .Spend 90 minutes on the Dessert Belle and learn about Saguaro Lake and its wildlife .For $5 more the downstairs part of the cruiser is climate controlled were they serve drinks and snacks . Nice for families and kids . You can book online or by telephone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It was very nice! The scenery is just amazing and the tour we took was on a Saturday evening so they had some live music. Music was great and the ride was very relaxing! Was definitely worth the money and the time! If ever in Mesa you should add things to your to do!

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Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We has a wonderful time aboard. Relaxing and very beautiful. The Captain and staff were great. The narration superb.

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

i was recovering from a hip replacement and in need of diversion. I don't think that my husband expected to enjoy himself as much as he did. People were so friendly, both fellow sightseers and crew! We laughed, learned and shared a delightful ninety minutes together. It's a chance to be outside and in nature without hiking. We ate at... More 

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Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A pleasant ride with nice scenery. Today we saw a couple of Bald Eagles and had great views of four mountain sheep. The captain did a great job of explaining the history of the area as well as providing current information. I'd say to any visitor, "Add this to your itinerary." (We always take our first-time out-of-state visitors on this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the 90 minute cruise! The crew members were all so warm and friendly taking lots of pictures for us and the captain's presentation was very interesting and informative. We were lucky enough to see 2 eagles along the way that he pointed out to us high up in the cliffs and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking. Very relaxing,... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went on a trip on the Desert Belle and thoroughly enjoyed it! The ambient temperature was 105+, but on the trip it was very pleasant. The lake is a busy place with boaters, kayakers, etc., but the boat trip is pleasant. The tour is on Saguaro Lake in Mesa (in Tonto National Forest). The trip is 1 1/2 hours... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This sounded like a great activity & we planned on a special day for weeks ahead. Reservations were made long in advance and we called the same morning to confirm. After a 1 hour drive on a lovely sunny morning, we arrived at the marina, boarded the boat, and were informed that there might be summer storm that afternoon and... More 

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had fun before the tour started because we bought some bags of duck food at the harbour restaurant. Soon we shared our bags with a kid and an elderly lady on the open deck which added to the fun we had. When the boat took off it was cold and clouded, most people went inside but we stayed outside... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We took the 90 minute narration cruise on the 4th of July weekend. We found a TravelZoo deal $30 for 2 people, regular price is $20 each. There's also an option to get the premium package for $25 each, which includes priority boarding on the boat, free drink and popcorn. They have a bar where you can buy select alcoholic... More 

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