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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 today via mobile

My wife and I thouroly enjoyed the hour a d half tour of Canyon Lake. Its absolutely a beautiful lake with scenic mountains and wildlife. It's a must see and do. Will wont wait long to bring back family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 752denverf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our adult children came to visit us in Arizona to celebrate my husband’s 70th birthday. One of sons had never been to Arizona before. We took all three children for an afternoon scenic lake cruise. We wanted to show them that there’s more to Arizona...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eloymom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must do when in Phoenix. Absolutely beautiful and informative. We always take visitors. We have also done the meal cruise and that's fantastic too. The staff are very friendly. If I could give ten stars I would.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chaniaPortShepstone
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my fourth time. It was a bit chilly and a bit cloudy but we saw more wild life than I have seen on any of the tours. It was beautiful and relaxing. We then drove up to Tortilla Flats for a late lunch.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank patticonway7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend a day. A very relaxing cruise around the beautiful canyon lake. We always see some form of wildlife on the trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled with my sisters on a cloudy, but nice day to celebrate my birthday. We were able to find a herd of big horned sheep, and the tour had binoculars to use for the view. My only complaint is that no one acknowledged my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank artqueen
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful day and a wonderful way to spend a few hours. Our out-of-town guest thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and relaxing boat ride. We saw wildlife and a nest of eagles! Worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful body of water in the desert. Comfortable and the information given was interesting. We also saw quite a few desert Bighorn Sheep, an added bonus. Would really recommend this little excursion.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dougd540
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a dinner cruise for our anniversary. The trip was fun, the ship was large enough to move around in and not feel crowded. After some lovely views and sighting some bighorn sheep, it was dinner time. They only have one meal available, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank suenrudi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized, knowledgeable staff. Good commentary, both shade and sun areas as you please. Lots of seats. Loved the eagle and the big horn sheep. Wonderful scenery all around. Definitely worth the $25 or $23 for seniors.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.