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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
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Tue 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Description: 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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Relaxing and informative tour

Tour was very informative and we learned a lot both about Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. The boat went up close to the rear of the Hoover Dam, which was an interesting perspective... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a nice way to view Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. The view was beautiful and it was a nice change of pace. A recording provided historical information throughout. We bought a nice family picture at the end of the tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Tour was very informative and we learned a lot both about Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. The boat went up close to the rear of the Hoover Dam, which was an interesting perspective! Only comment is that the information was given to us via a pre-recorded voice on the boat, which was disappointing, but ultimately forgotten because it was... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice views, good lunch, and excellent history. Recommend getting there early to get a good seat by the window on the second level of the ship.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had so much fun on this 90 minute champagne brunch cruise on Lake Mead. The food was very good and very fresh. The champagne kept pouring and the views were exceptional. How can you loose with a combo like this? The entire staff was phenomenal- from Tabitha who made our reservations on the phone, to Carla who managed the... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Start out at the Lake Mead Cruise Terminal. Boarding was quick and easy. Cruise was nice to view the HooverDam. Tour not narrated by a tour guide. It was a recording. Also I was incredibly disappointed that people were smoking around me on the open decks. I could not believe this was allowed. The bathrooms at the terminal smelled really... More 

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did the Hoover Dam tour and Lake mead cruise, a great half a days trip. Loved the boat round the lake, so relaxing.

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Hemet, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is always nice to take a day and see things outside of Vegas. The reasonably priced cruise on Lake Mead was very nice. We got a good view of the low water level and a nice view of Hoover Dam from the water. It is in a National park so take your Senior Pass to access the park for... More 

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Wa. State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Like most visitors to the Hoover dam, I have seen it from the top and back but had never seen it from water level on the face of the dam. The Lake Mead cruise allows that. It was a very nice 90 minute boat ride, and the view of the dam looking down Black Canyon is awe inspiring. All of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This could be a very pleasant tour. Why oh why is it necessary to destroy the tranquility and beauty of the lake with continual blaring loud music for the whole journey? Some narration, then silence to enjoy the views is all that is needed. While the lake is at record lows it may not look at its best, but still... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a lovely way to cruise up to the Hoover Dam on Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess.It was a striking way to see how the water levels have dropped on the lake. To be able to see the different colours of the rock formations around Lake Mead. We were given a generous packed lunch. We really enjoyed the whole... More 

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