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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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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
35 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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
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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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San Jose, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

After leaving a terrible experience with a cancelled reserved tour on the Dolly Steamboat, we made our way to Saguaro Lake to see if we could tour aboard the Desert Belle instead. Even without reservations, we were welcomed aboard graciously by very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. It was rather warm, so we didn't see much wildlife out and about; they... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This excellent 90 minute tour covers the history, geography and wildlife on this man made lake about 15 miles northeast of Mesa. We had a groupon for 2 people for $20 half off the regular price. We took the the 12:30 PM tour. Friendly staff and interesting narration by Capt. Geno. You can sit on the covered top deck or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a very pleasant 90 minute tour. When we have out of town guests I usually suggest this boat ride. There is no strenuous activity at all and easily accessible for those with physical limitations. Always check to see if there's a coupon available, such as Groupon or Amazon Local. They run these specials often, especially during the shoulder... More

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