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Desert Belle Cruises

14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
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Ranked #2 of 35 Activities in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband surprised our family with a ride on the beautiful Desert Belle on Thanksgiving day. I cannot say enough about the staff, and quality of this excursion. The Belle is a great idea for a holiday gift. I plan to purchase tickets for friends and family. So happy to have found this jewel on Saguaro Lake.

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Ft. Qu'Appelle, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We spent a wonderful afternoon on Saguaro lake taking the narrated cruise on a warm, sunny November afternoon. Captain Tom is very knowledgeable on the topics of local geology, animal and plant life in the Sonoran desert. We would recommend this 90 minute cruise to any visitor to the Mesa area.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It was a great tour. ... The view s was spectacular. ... breathtaking . ... amazing. ... we very much enjoyed it. ... The kids love it. ...There are snacks like popcorn, chocolate bars, soda, and etc. ... Price is good. ... clean and friendly captain. ... thumbs up. ...

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

During a recent trip to Arizona, we took a trip on the Desert Belle in the Mesa area. The cruise lasted approximately 90 minutes. That is 90 minutes of breathtaking views of the beautiful mountains and Lake Seguaro. The "captain" was a real entertainer. Having been at the job for 20 years, he knows his "subject" well and included a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
62 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My sisters and I REALLY enjoyed the cruise. We took the narrated tour - which was very informative and the scenery was great. It is amazing how big the lake is with such a variety of scenery. We also saw wildlife which the captain pointed out and he also shared his binoculars - which was very nice! Take your camera!... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What a lovely experience. The views were wonderful...upper level. A nice breeze, so very comfortable. Had a musician playing....and not so loud you couldn't talk! Moon Dog was excellent. Great trip on a lovely lake just outside Scottsdale. Has a small bar with good selection of drinks. Great way to spend the afternoon. No need for preferred boarding....at least when... More 

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San Diego
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went on the Sunset Cruise last night. We could not have lucked out any better with the weather, a perfect night! The crew is exceptional, including the Captain, who is obviously very knowledgeable about the lake, and it's history. We were lucking enough to see some great wildlife, including Bighorn Sheep on the cliffs. The boat is very comfortable, and... More 

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Loved this cruise. The Captain's commentary was excellent, we learnt a great deal. We saw Bald Eagles fishing and Big Horn Sheep as well as many migrating birds. We sat on the top deck and had a great view. I would definitely do this again as every trip must be different, especially different times of year.

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