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Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour provided by Across Arizona Tours

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Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour

Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
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About
The Apache Trail is an old Indian trade route that runs from Canyon Lake through the Sonora Desert and into the Superstition Mountains. On this tour, explore the historic route by land and boat as you cruise across the lake on a Dolly Steamboat, then drive through the desert to the Old West village of Tortilla Flat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise across Canyon Lake on a historic steamboat
  • Escape the beaten track: magnificent desert views
  • Traditional lunch in the Old West town of Tortilla Flat
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Phoenix
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise across Canyon Lake on a historic steamboat
  • Escape the beaten track: magnificent desert views
  • Traditional lunch in the Old West town of Tortilla Flat
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Phoenix
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7503P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Stretch 15 passenger vans with maximum 10 per van
  • Entry/Admission - Apache Junction
  • Entry/Admission - Lost Dutchman State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No animals allowed in van.
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We depart from hotels and resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Your specific hotel may not be in the pick up area any particular day. If so, we will direct you to a different pick up location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 6 years and under are required to ride in a car seat that the guest must provide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is offered for most hotels/resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus in Mesa at the Mesa Hilton. *Please confirm with local operator
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Across Arizona Tours, LLC is not responsible for viewing conditions at the sites visited and reserves the right to alter tour itineraries due to road or weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Stretch 15 passenger vans with maximum 10 per van
  • Entry/Admission - Apache Junction
  • Entry/Admission - Lost Dutchman State Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • No animals allowed in van.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We depart from hotels and resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa. Your specific hotel may not be in the pick up area any particular day. If so, we will direct you to a different pick up location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 6 years and under are required to ride in a car seat that the guest must provide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is offered for most hotels/resorts in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, plus in Mesa at the Mesa Hilton. *Please confirm with local operator
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Across Arizona Tours, LLC is not responsible for viewing conditions at the sites visited and reserves the right to alter tour itineraries due to road or weather conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jan 28, 2021
A note from Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
Please bring face masks. If you don't have them, we will provide them for you. There is complimentary hand sanitizer on the van.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Apache Trail Scenic Drive
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Tortilla Flat
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Dolly Steamboat
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Lost Dutchman State Park
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mark B
10 contributions
Scenic and relaxing exploration of nature in Arizona
Sep 2021
This was our third tour with Across Arizona and it was great. Our tour guide was Frank. My parents and aunt loved this trip because it was very relaxing. The steamboat was the best and the goldfield town was very different. It took us back in time and felt as if we were in an old west town movie. We were also very lucky to have a surprise visit from nature. We saw a number of Rams on our boat ride. Definitely a bonus on our trip as we witnessed the animal to drink water and even posed for us.
Written September 11, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
We are so pleased that you enjoyed this tour so much. It is a very relaxing and beautiful day. It goes deep into the Sonora Desert, the only one of its kind in the world. Very worth seeing.
Written October 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RheaJ
Chicago, IL39 contributions
Great day
Jul 2021 • Friends
Our tour guide was Brian and he was just awesome! Brian is very knowledgeable about the area and was willing to answer questions and even tell jokes.

The van was nice and clean and there was unlimited amounts of water and sodas.

The sightseeing was beautiful and relaxing we did not feel rushed, Brian even took pictures for us upon request.

Our group was the first to arrive at the Dolly Steam boat, affording us the opportunity to relax for a moment and to buy a drink. Must try the Prickly Pear Margaritas at the Well Done Grill!

The Steamboat was clean and the staff were friendly and the Captain of the boat made sure point out any animals or wildlife and explain the different mountains.

To sum this up, go ahead and book you will not be disappointed.
Written July 30, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for this review. The Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat tour is an exciting way to see the Sonora Desert and all its beauty. Please join us on one of our other wonderful tours the next time you visit Arizona!
Written August 21, 2021
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Carol M
1 contribution
Relaxing Tour
Taking in the beautiful terrain with the majestic seguero cactus everywhere, was a special experience. Arriving at Canyon Lake was lovely. Boat ride was air conditioned inside. Our tour guide Frank was informative with our comfort and safety in mind. Plenty of cold water on hand.
Written July 23, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for this 5 star review of the Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour. This tour is a relaxing way to see the lush Sonora Desert, which only exists in this part of the world!
Written August 21, 2021
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Patricia M
8 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Friends
The boat ride and lunch. Of course we enjoyed Brian as our tour guide. He was very informative and fun to talk with.
Written May 28, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have such a fine staff of guides, including Brian who is amazing. The Apache Trail is a hidden treasure when visiting Arizona. A beautiful day in the Sonora Desert.
Written June 12, 2021
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fangmsgt
Green Cove Springs, FL73 contributions
A great day & a great tour & a REALLY GREAT tour guide!!!
May 2021
We completed this tour yesterday & had a GREAT time. The tour guide, Taylor, was very knowledgeable & entertaining at the same time. I had an even better time interacting with him during the entire tour!!! We both had many great laughs along the way & the others on the tour had the benefit of this interaction!!!
Written May 7, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for this excellent review. Taylor is an exceptional guide and loves Arizona. We are gratified that you enjoyed your tour so much. The Apache Trail is a hidden gem and a wonderful, relaxing tour.
Written May 23, 2021
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CathybMichigan
Shelby Township, MI37 contributions
Spectacular
Taylor picked us up at our hotel and we proceeded to have the most awesome day on Apache Trail He was very intelligent regarding everything we saw. He pointed out various animals, stone structures, and various history regarding the Apache Trail. We traveled the “Superstition Mountains” and learned so much about the history of the area. The Steamboat tour was very well done. Very comfortable and great “Captain” that pointed out big horned sheep and various rock formations. It was so relaxing. The vehicle that we traveled in was so accommodating. Water , cookies, step stool, looked brand new. Taylor went above and beyond to take care of us! Thanks so much,
Cathy & Rich
Marie & Joe
Michigan

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Written March 11, 2021
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for your 5 star review of the tour you took with Taylor. The Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour is one of the special tours we conduct in Arizona. This is a lovely, relaxing excursion out into the Sonora Desert.
Written March 13, 2021
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Lorena R
Laredo, TX1 contribution
Amazing!
Rosanna did an amazing job! The tour was beautiful! She was patient and explain everything to us! You get to see the beauty that Arizona has to offer! The boat ride is a great experience! I recommend to anyone who visits Arizona! It’s one of a kind!
Written June 18, 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for your 5 star review of the Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour. We agree that Roseanna is an exceptional guide. Our staff of guides is the best in the Southwest. Arizona is a beautiful state. Please join us again the next time you visit on one of our other amazing tours.
Written June 19, 2020
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John W
Carmel, IN38 contributions
Amazing day trip!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had such a good time on our day trip. Bee was absolutely wonderful and adjusted out schedule with the delay we had in the steamboat tour. We got to see stunning views and learned so much about the area and culture. Great fun if you are looking for a nice day trip. Ask for Bee!
Written March 13, 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
We agree that Bee is wonderful. She is a very experienced and knowledgeable guide and thoroughly enjoys sharing Arizona with our guests. We are proud of all of our guides. They are outstanding!
Written March 16, 2020
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Patricia W
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
Dolly Steamboat and Apache Trail
Feb 2020
Had family visiting and they were thrilled with the Dolly Steamboat tour. Took excellent pictures of scenery and wild life. Was a great afternoon.
Written March 9, 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
So glad you enjoyed the Apache Trail and Dolly Steamboat so much. This is a great tour that goes out into the Sonora Desert. No worries, though, we don't go off road. Please join us on one of our other tours the next time you visit Arizona.
Written March 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BoardingPass683001
4 contributions
Apache trail and Dolly Steamboat Tour
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a great time. Our tour guide Taylor was awesome. Learned so much history about Arizona. Would highly recommend this tour. Saw so many beautiful places.
Written February 28, 2020
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Leonardo_A_Gem
Thank you for your excellent review of the tour you took with Taylor. He is definitely "awesome" as is our whole staff of guides. Please join us on one of our other exciting tours the next time you visit Arizona.
Written March 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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