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Address: 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone Number: +1 866-292-9191
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert...

Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert Princess - just minutes from the glitter and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Built especially to cruise the clean, blue waters of picturesque Lake Mead and tour the Hoover Dam, the three-level Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler offers an unrivaled sightseeing experience. Whether you choose a brunch tour, midday tour or evening dinner tour, you'll enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, or the comfort of the climate-controlled enclosed decks-surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

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Rent a Houseboat For The Day

On the day after our wedding we took the whole wedding party for a boat trip on Lake Mead. For $300 a day, you can rent a 10-person pontoon boat and it’s one of the best deals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
Steve C
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Annapolis, Maryland

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Annapolis, Maryland
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132 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

On the day after our wedding we took the whole wedding party for a boat trip on Lake Mead. For $300 a day, you can rent a 10-person pontoon boat and it’s one of the best deals around. We actually rented two boats and the folks at Lake Mead Marina made the whole transaction as easy as pie. They have... More 

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San Diego, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

If you're looking to experience Lake Mead and enjoy it's beauty, this is it! It's for the whole family....beautiful and relaxing with great photo ops!! The tour lasts 90 minutes, but you're expected to check-in 30 min. ahead. To save time, you can purchase your tickets online. We did the 2:00pm cruise the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is the last... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a nice break fro Vegas chaos. Short drive to a 90 minute boat cruise. Beautiful views and great photo ops of Hoover dam. Very enjoyable.

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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your cruise, and we hope to see you again the next time you're in our neck of the woods. More 

Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We did this with Las Vegas relatives for the first time and took the 90 minute cruise on Friday, November 13, 2015. The 12 noon excursion was just the right length, reasonably priced at $26/person and only about an hour drive from Las Vegas. Once on deck, we ordered our lunch in the 2nd deck enclosed area. An assortment of... More 

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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and helpful tips. We hope to see you on the water again soon! More 

California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Great to drive 30 miles away from Las Vegas, highlight of cruise is beautiful canyons around, nature's beauty, takes you to Hoover dam which is gorgeous to see from other side. 90 minute cruise very economical and friendly staff

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LakeMeadCruises, Manager at Lake Mead Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for cruising with us, Kris! I'm glad to hear you had a good time aboard the Desert Princess, and I'll pass your compliments on to our staff. We never get tired of the scenery on Lake Mead or our unique view of the Hoover Dam. Hope you can join again soon! More 

Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Really enjoyable day out, picked up at hotel short visit to Ethel ms chocolate factory on route to Hoover dam. Tour of the power station then on to lake Mead, lunch on the boat. Relaxing trip on the lake with light lunch inlcluded.

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Westford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The boat ride was a bit boring. Instead, drive to Hoover Dam and take the tour. Then keep going to the new bridge, park and take photos of Hoover Dam from the bridges walkway.

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Auburn, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I took a dinner cruise for something to do while visiting this near empty lake. The boat loaded at 6:30 PM dinner seating takes place as soon as you board. I won't bore you with the drawn out dinner details but the boat docked again at 8:30PM which is exactly when I got my change from our... More 

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Banning, Ca
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182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Tour took us to the paddle wheeler and we boarded and also had a nice deli lunch. Took about 2 hours for the cruise. Good recorded information broadcast about the Lake and its history to include the dam. Headed up to the Dam face and turned around and came back. Good views from the upper deck. Air Conditioned inside lower... More 

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Warsaw, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you are booking a dinner cruise on Lake Mead in the month of October, beware that it will be dark when the cruise sets sail. We did not know this when booking. Yes, you can see the lights around Hoover Dam, but that is about all. Also, we felt the food was average. The cruise was relaxing, but for... More 

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