We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

the Dolly Steamboat

Features Animals
Tortilla Flat, AZ, USA
More
About the Dolly Steamboat
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by the Dolly Steamboat
Overview
While in Arizona, make the most of your trip by carving out time for this day tour of the Apache Trail from Phoenix. Travel down the trail, and stop at Tortilla Flat, the Superstition Mountains, and Goldfield Ghost Town. Hop on a steamboat, and cruise on Canyon Lake, and snap pictures from Canyon Lake Vista. Round-trip transport is included with this tour, so you can enjoy the day without the hassle of driving yourself.
1,280Reviews17Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 983
  • 242
  • 38
  • 11
  • 6
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
swandel1 wrote a review Oct 25
Mesa, Arizona5 contributions
Did the Astronomy Dinner Cruise host by "Dr. Sky". Fun and informative. Saw some bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. Food was better than expected. Would definitely do it again!!
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
michaeleB2640TV wrote a review Oct 19
Berkeley, California36 contributions2 helpful votes
I’m bringing another group when I visit AZ again this winter. I live in the land of 10,000 Lakes but the drive to Canyon Lake in itself is amazing and to tour via the Dolly is the best way to experience and learn about the region and area lakes. You can get an adult beverage and light snacks too and covid practices were evident throughout the vessel . Clean Men’s Head gets A+ 🚽 too👍🤠
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Sammy B wrote a review Oct 17
Atlanta, Georgia25 contributions
+1
Beautiful hidden gem. About 1.5 hours from Phoenix. Canyon Lake is a wonderful recreational area with striking views of the water meeting the mointains meeting nature. We saw several native birds, and other animals during the cruise. Bring cash for food and drinks. Not able to process debit or credit cards while cruising in remote areas.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Deanna D wrote a review Oct 16
Wayne, Pennsylvania40 contributions7 helpful votes
We are sooooo glad we did this tour. From start to finish a great experience. Captain and crew were friendly informed and helpful. They had extra binoculars to see animals on the Canyon. The views are breathtaking. Very pleasant hour and a half. Definitely worth $ 25 . Highly recommend!
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Arizonakett wrote a review Oct 10
Apache Junction, Arizona292 contributions82 helpful votes
We took our company on the Dolly Steamboat yesterday and had a great time. It was a beautiful sunny day like usual in Arizona and we had a nice breeze. We spent a good deal of the trip in the comfortable air conditioned upper deck but then went outside to enjoy the beauty even more. We were pleasantly surprised to see a couple of big horn rams enjoying a drink of water from the lake. The cabin and crew were wonderful, nice narration.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous