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Desert Belle Cruises

14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
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Ranked #1 of 10 Activities in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
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Abbotsford, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went on this great 90 minute cruise today, highlight of the week for us. The captain of the cruise did a wonderful job of narrating, we spotted eagles and rams on the hillside, a blue herron, and alot of snowbirds. Points of interest were aplenty, and the captain was very knowledgeable. Will be taking this Desert Belle Cruise again... More

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Tracy, California
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We drove out to visit Saguaro lake while we were vacationing in Scottsdale. Worth the drive out. $25 per adult for a 90 minute lake cruise, beer or wine included. We did the late afternoon tour in October which provided ideal lighting for photos. We actually saw 2 bighorn sheep standing on the rocks. This is a beautiful reservoir that... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a nice boat trip of around 90 minutes around the canyon. The guide on board was very informative and was happy to answer questions, point out wildlife etc. which made the trip very interesting. A little disappointed at the array of 'food/snacks' available on board considering we were not allowed to take food or drink on board and... More

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cruised Saguaro Lake for 90 minutes on The Desert Belle and it couldn't have been bettered. Captain Mike was a fantastic host and his narration was informative and humorous. The captains crew are tip top and help to make the trip memorable. It was quite a surprise to find such a lake after all our trips into the desert and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The finale of our trip to beautiful Arizona was this calm and enjoyable boat ride with narration taught so much of history and the area. The ride was comfortable and of course relaxing. The snacks on the boat were really reasonable too! Close to this cruise site is a beautiful river for tubing. Next time we will have to do... More

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Sun City West, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

this is our 3rd Cruise on the Desert Belle and it was again a wonderful experience. The Captain and crew make sure you are happy and have a great time with a wonderful view of the area. Take this cruise you won't be sorry

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Juneau, AK
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were going to have out of town company visit us in the Phoenix area in June. That definitely limits outdoor activities. We found the Desert Belle through a coupon in the Entertainment book. You would never expect a lake in the middle of Arizona deserts, but it was a beautiful series of connecting lakes with some unique surrounding scenery.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I totally concur with the review by JackieSC, We also have been on the Dolly Boat on Canyon Lake and the Deser Belle.There is no comparison! The Desert Belle crew are far more hospitable whereas the Canyon Lake lot were verging on hostility and had the attitude that they were doing everyone a favor by allowing them on their boat

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A very pleasant and informative ride around one of the most beautiful lakes in the phoenix area. This 90 minute ride, which has both an outside viewing area and an air-conditioned lower level, provides a wonderful way to see most of this man-made lake. The full price for the tour is $20 for regular boarding and $25 for preferred boarding.... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Many visitors to the greater Phoenix area do not know about the lake system which begins just a short drive from the desert floor. About 40 miles from Mesa is Saguaro Lake hymned in by some beautiful mountain scenery. At the lake there is a concessionaire there called Desert Belle Cruises. They take you on a one and a half... More

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