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Desert Belle Cruises

Mesa, AZ, USA
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About Desert Belle Cruises
Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been cruising the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on one of her 90 minute narrated cruises and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. This is the perfect spot for both Arizona residents and out-of-town guests. Private charters are also available for an unforgettable wedding, birthday, anniversary or office party. Whatever you choose, The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.
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Pattiaz2019 wrote a review Oct 17
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This is a covid traveling review. My husband and I did a staycation due to covid. We have never did this tour before. Online booking was easy, staff was friendly and the boat was clean. Before getting on the boat they reminded us that we had to wear a mask when entering the boat. If you do not want to wear a mask the whole time you can sit on the top deck. They have seats spread about 6ft apart and have people sitting with the groups they came with. Below (inside cabin) you must wear a mask at all times. All good so far. As soon as things get started the gentlemen doing the talking takes his mask off to talk to us (interesting). People start removing their mask (okay, we are outside and 6ft apart) but then people start moving all over the boat, no social distancing, no mask. People are not respectful of people's space at all. The staff did not say anything about this. I choose to put my mask back and stay our seats. We were not the only couple not comfortable with this. Below deck was the same. We did many things while on our staycation and this was the only one we did not feel safe/comfortable on. I'm sure this is a great tour, but not for us at this time. I really feel the company should have made people stay in there seats.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Compass163695 wrote a review Oct 7
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Truly one of the most interesting narrations we have ever had on a tour. We learned and saw so much! Thank you!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Shawn H wrote a review Oct 5
Phoenix, Arizona20 contributions2 helpful votes
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We went this Sunday for the first music you were since the lockdown. This is my new favorite thinks to do just a few mins away from the valley. This Sunday we had the very talented Ian Eric playing something for everybody I found myself singing along to every song. A great little escape. I can’t wait until we bring some friends with us next time. We will be back wish they had a tour that was a little later maybe a twilight cruise with music.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lea wrote a review Oct 4
Tucson, Arizona7 contributions1 helpful vote
Who knew about this hidden gem in the heart of Mesa, AZ. Fabulous and interesting. Very informative about native scenery. Had a delightful time. Would do it again.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Toni R wrote a review Oct 1
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I was recommend to take the boat tour. I was visiting Arizona for the weekend and it was great ending to my vacation. The 5Cs of Arizona, beaches, friends and family sights was awesome. If I every return to AZ I'll take the live music cruise on the lake. Until next time...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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