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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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Fun for the whole family

This little tour never gets old! I bring a lot of my out of state visitors on the afternoon tour and everyone has enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly and informative as they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mesa, Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This little tour never gets old! I bring a lot of my out of state visitors on the afternoon tour and everyone has enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly and informative as they bring around examples of geodes and petrified wood; items that can be seen on this excursion. I feel like every time I take this ride, I... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had wanted to do this for years since living in Tucson and finally got to do it. The boat was very nice with lots of places to sit. The snack bar was very reasonable, Disappointed in not seeing any bighorn sheep but did see a male and female bald eagle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our astronomy dinner cruise aboard the Dolly steamboat began with breathtaking views including sighting a herd of rarely seen mountain goats. This "Mark Twain" voyage included a catered dinner that was delicious. And as the sun set, we were treated to dessert and a presentation on the solar system with Dr. Sky—including a visual tour of the MILKY WAY! My... More 

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my Father in Law for his birthday on the dinner cruise. At first he was not really happy about sitting on a boat for three hours. In the end he could not stop talking about how great it was. It's relaxing, beautiful scenery, saw animals, great crew, music suited all, food fantastic. What not to like about it! Would... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the 1 1/2 hour cruise with a 13 and 9 year old and they had a great time. Note: 12 and under need to wear life vests( 9 year old was not happy but got over it). We sat downstairs in the air condition lower deck but after about 20 minutes we moved to the front deck... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful ride up to the lake on AZ88. Easy to find, park and get in line for your tickets(that you've ordered online beforehand). Dinner was good, not great, but good. Nice green salad. They load your plate pretty good with meat, potatoes and veggies. Slice of cheesecake for dessert They had iced tea, lemonade and water for free. Cash... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love stunning scenery you'll love this trip. The staff are very friendly and informative. I would certainly go back

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour of 1 1/2 hours with great crew, very informative. Highly recommend this then go to Tortilla Flats, then end the day with dinner at The Mining Camp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I are from Ohio and took our annual sister trip out to Phoenix. This boat ride was suggested by hotel. Great experience!! Beautiful views, amazing rock formations, extremely friendly and knowledgable staff! Beverages and snacks are offered at reasonable prices. Staff even suggested a small town just 2 miles up the way called Tortilla Flat, population 6,cute... More 

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Star, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thought this would be fun. We saw it on Groupon and thought it was a good deal. We went on Saturday at 2 o'clock. We went to the second level and as soon as we walked in, we took the big table to the left it was right in front of these two big windows, which... More 

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