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Address: 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone Number: +1 866-292-9191
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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

Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed...

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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The paddle boat is lovely and well equipped with a bar, a cafe and multiple clean toilets. There are numerous seats on 3 levels and the views on the cruise are beautiful. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Tom G
Milton Keynes, England

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Quinnfuzzymom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Evelyn G
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18 reviews
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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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

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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345 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 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 

Thank Perkadventures
Warsaw, IN
1 review
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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Henderson, Nevada
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We enjoyed the noon cruise aboard the 3 level stern wheel cruise ship. It's an hour and a half cruise on Lake Mead out to Hoover Dam and back. Bring a good hat and sun screen so you don't get sun burned. There is a refreshment area on the second deck which service drinks and other refreshments along with bathroom... More 

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Perth, Canada
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280 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went for the dinner cruise and we were not disappointed. Plenty of space to park which was complimentary. Greeted inside by very friendly and attentive staff. Lots of time to enjoy a drink outside on the patio. Onboard we were greeted by some new staff. Service and food were exemplar. We all enjoyed the cruise and would do it... More 

Thank PerthDarter
Milton Keynes, England
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The paddle boat is lovely and well equipped with a bar, a cafe and multiple clean toilets. There are numerous seats on 3 levels and the views on the cruise are beautiful. The period you get to see the Hoover dam is only about 5 minutes, as the boat is so slow, the rest of it is travelling to and... More 

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