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the Dolly Steamboat

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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...more
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Tortilla Flat, AZ 85219
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Reviewed yesterday

Great for all ages. Reasonably priced Favorite for those who like water in the desert The guide is very engaging. A stop for out of towners

Thank PhyllieG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went the week after Labor Day, it was still pretty busy so I'd recommend either making reservations or getting there a bit early. Four folks were turned away as they were full. We just did the cruise on the lake, not the full tour. Fantastic...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love doing Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat. Always a relaxing time with beautiful scenery. Anytime family or friends come to visit it’s a must do! We haven’t tried the dinner cruise yet but will definitely try it in the future!

Thank 69love2travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a beautiful evening in September tor this cruise on Canyon Lake, the crew was exceptional, knowledgeable and accommodating. the food was plentiful and tasty and the scenery is out of this world!! A must in Arizona

Thank rsg_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat trip was perfect. The boat is basic but comfortable and the captain offered umbrellas to those of us who chose to sit outdoors in the sun. The captain supplied information about the area, pointed out wild life ( got as close as he...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were seven of us that took the 1-1/2 hour cruise, age ranging from seven years old to 80 years old and everyone enjoyed it! We saw approx dozen Longhorn sheep some eagles and a bobcat. The captain and crew were very professional and helpful!...More

Thank Experience628481
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see Arizona scenery in this beautiful canyon. Guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and informative. I went on it solo and felt right at home with couples and families also aboard. A relaxing way to see nature without the heat. After the tour,...More

Thank Valerie0925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cruise was very relaxing. Great scenery. Snacks and cold drinks available, bring cash. Would love to do the sunset cruise.

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dolly Steamboat is a fun 1.5 hour outing on Canyon Lake. Many opportunities for viewing wildlife from eagles, big horn sheep to water fowl. Seeing the variety of cacti, trees and other plants provides photo opportunities. There are narrations and stories from the captain...More

1  Thank crclopton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this trip for my Mom's birthday. She wanted to do the cruise because she had done a similar cruise in Duluth, MN years back. She really enjoyed this cruise, the sightseeing of the wildlife, narration and the AZ weather. She said she is...More

Thank Kathie W
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March 21, 2018|
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Response from d0llyjan | Property representative |
It is always always always a good idea to have reservations in advance as we do sell out, cruise times vary and seating is based on reservations; first-come, first--serve.
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
yes, do book in advance
August 13, 2017|
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Response from d0llyjan | Property representative |
We always recommend that you book in advance (Earlier than the day of) because seating is not guaranteed without a reservation. Online sales stop 2 hours prior to the cruise.