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Lake Mead Cruises

490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89006
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Ranked #13 of 20 Activities in Boulder City
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Jackson, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While in Vegas we thought we would go over to the Lake Mead and see what's going on. We were first greeted by the Ranger Station to collect $10.00 to enter. I did not know that it would cost anything and when I told him I am a veteran he let me go through for free, for I would have... More

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Found this while research the Hoover Dam tours. We did this afterwards and were so happy we did! Lake Mead is so beautiful and unique that a 90 minute tour is a must. Food and drinks are available - and don't miss the margarita! Outside can be hot - but worth standing out there for a bit; inside still allowed... More

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Yorkie in Anglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lake Mead and Hoover Dam tour. Starts with pick up at hotel and drive to Hoover Dam via Boulder City. Tour guide takes you underground to view the turbines and the pipes, giving the history of the build. Built by a total of 21000 men (about 5000 at a time) during the depression. Finished build under budget and 2 years... More

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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Came with my family for a Friday afternoon cruise to see Lake Mead and Hoover Dam. Worth checking out once, especially if you have kids with you. Cruise is about ninety minutes long, and staff is very friendly. There is a bar on board and food is also available to purchase. It can be very hot on the top outdoor... More

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Mayfield, Dalkeith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I Loved this, so old time sailing. The boats great, easy to find your way around. Lunch is provided and nice and simple! The margaritas are fantastic and to sit upstairs with the great view drinking them is amazing. The view of the hoover dam (stopped there before the cruise) from below is spectacular. Lovely staff but after I wanted... More

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Calgary, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The paddle wheeler takes you on a cruise on Lake Mead, primarily to view the dam and then back. The tour took about 1 1/2 hours and they had taped commentary about the geography, history and culture around the lake. Provided good information about the area and covered a lot of material. The interior of the boat is set up... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took a tour which included the Lake Mead paddle cruiser, taken right to the top of the Hoover Dam, light lunch, good scenery, nice leisurely tour.

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Midland, Texas
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We did a scenic drive through the national recreation area and ended up near the dam. It was just too hot to walk to the dam so we decided to take the boat ride to the dam instead. The ride was nice but even inside in the AC it was a bit stuffy. We ate burgers on the boat on... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went out on the afternoon cruise. The boat was clean and well kept. The scenery is amazing and so were the drinks (definitely loves the "best dam margarita"). All the employees were nice and during the ride we were given a good history of the area. I'll definitely go many times again in the future!

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hour and a half cruise to look at Hoover dam. Pretty much just a trip over to the dam and back, some scenery to look at. The history commentary was interesting.

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