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Desert Belle Cruises

14011 N Bush Highway, Mesa, AZ 85215
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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

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
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21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 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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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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Abbotsford, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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