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Address: 14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone Number: 480-984-2425
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Superb way to see the lake and wildlife

Though you can't guarantee sighting of eagles and amazing mountain goats you could be lucky. It's a well organised short cruise down the lake, with professional commentary and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Though you can't guarantee sighting of eagles and amazing mountain goats you could be lucky. It's a well organised short cruise down the lake, with professional commentary and friendly staff. Lots of great photo opportunities.

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Montgomery, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Even locals would love this boat ride, relaxing and beautiful scenic views and some wild life if you get lucky, (we got eagle and big horn sheep). We took my mom in a wheelchair and it was easy getting to the boat and she so enjoyed it. Lots of information from the captain but not overbearing and music was great... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

...especially if visitors don't have time to go all the way to Colorado river. Make sure you don't drive past the marina entrance.Comfortable boat, informative but not over-bearing narration.GREAT scenery. Sit on the right side (facing forward) for best viewing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a must if you are visiting Phoenix and/or surrounding areas and are on a budget. Costing only $25 for priority seating on a 1.5 hour ride on a nice boat and drink from the snack stand, it is a steal. The captain was cool and very knowlegable of the lake, surrounding land marks and history. He even helped... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The 10 mile cruise through the winding lake was very relaxing. The views were amazing (we saw a bald Eagle too). It was a hot April afternoon, but there was a cool lake breeze. I have to admit Desert Belle crew was the best cruise crew I have ever traveled with. The tour narrative was excellent and the service was... More 

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arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have lived in AZ for 35 years and had never done this boat trip. It was fabulous. Our captain/guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out all of the wonderful sights. I had trouble believing that we were on a lake in the middle of the desert! The sights were beautiful and our guests from FL were suitable impressed. Well... More 

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Chatham, Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you are thinking you might want to sit inside/outside/ top or bottom purchase the premium ticket for $25 instead of $20 and arrive early. Any seat was a good seat. Captain Tom provides an informative narration, answers any questions and has music themed to the topic at hand. We did see a bald eagle, a great blue heron and... More 

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Greenlawn, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

When you see Saguaro Lake while waiting to board the Desert Belle, you think, how is this ride going to last even 30 minutes, let alone 2 hours! Well, this lake is huge and the narration is very nice; factual with some humor, but not corny. The mountain formations are awesome and I took so many photos I thought I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
57 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I took the 12.30pm cruise one Friday afternoon and throughly enjoyed it. The cruise lasts about 90mins and is very enjoyable. Captain Tom did the narration and was very knowledgable about the area. Particular highlights were the views of the 4 peaks mountain and the saguaro cacti. All in all thoroughly enjoyable and worth the $20/... More 

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great little 1.5 hour tour of Saguaro Lake. Definitely worth $20. We did the 2:45 tour on 4/7/15. The boat captain very pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. He pointed out some interesting stuff. A little disappointed that we didn't see any eagles, sheep or deer though.

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