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Dolly Steamboat

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Address: 16802 North East Hwy 88, Torilla Flats, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
Phone Number: 14808279144
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If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the...

If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the beautiful flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran Desert, consider a cruise on the secluded inner waterways of the Junior Grand Canyon on Canyon Lake. We offer narrated nature cruises, twilight dinner cruises and astronomy cruises.

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Relaxing

Relaxing and serene ride. The captain's narrative was very informative. Beautiful scenery. Well worth your time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Apache Junction, Arizona

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Relaxing and serene ride. The captain's narrative was very informative. Beautiful scenery. Well worth your time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

WOW! Thank you for providing a tour of the beautiful Canyon Lake scenery. If this tour hadn't been offered, we would have missed out on one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The crew was wonderful, it was fun, relaxing, and everyone on board was overwhelmed at the breathtaking scenery. The music that is played adds to... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my family from out of town on this great boat ride. I heard several people on the boat say they have taken this boat ride several times just for the views. Drinks and popcorn can be bought on the boat. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The lower deck has A/C in case you get to hot on... More 

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Downey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time aboard the Dolly Steamboat. It was a pretty hot day and we wanted to sit outside, so we were offered an umbrella to provide us some shade. Everyone was extremely friendly and the trip was very informative. My two sons, both teenagers, loved the trip as well. Definitely something we will recommend to our family... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Dolly just for fun and really got more fun then we expected. The staff was wonderful and the scenery was incredible. Our daughter and her husband, who live in Phoenix, had never been and were very surprised how nice it was. Our 6 year old grandson loved it, and even got to help steer. We would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This boat ride provides scenic views of the lake and if you're lucky you'll see some eagles or long horn sheep. The captain and crew share their in depth knowledge of the land and lake with indoor (air conditioned) seating as well as outdoor seats in the front and back of the boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Neat boat ride in the middle of the desert. Saw eagles, bighorn sheep, huge cliffs. Well worth it. The road is pretty tight getting there, be careful. Buy your tickets online and avoid the line.

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation for July 4th weekend and was unable to attend due to my 4 month olds inability to travel this particular day. I called to cancel however because of the holiday, I left a message as instructed. I received a call back from a lady Monday morning. Let me first say, she was extremely blunt and frankly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took this tour with out of town guests during their visit. The boat tour gives you a great perspective of the Sonoran desert while in a comfortable air conditioned environment. The adults in our group enjoyed the tour while the teenagers found it a bit boring. We found that the drive to the marina via AZ route 88 Apache Trail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took daughter, son-in-law, grandma and wife for a graduation dinner. This was a awesome experience. Fantastic crew and the food was 5 stars. Looking forward to another cruise.

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