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Address: 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
Phone Number: +1 866-292-9191
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert...

Lake Mead Cruises welcomes you for a relaxing tour aboard the famed Desert Princess - just minutes from the glitter and glamour of the Las Vegas strip. Built especially to cruise the clean, blue waters of picturesque Lake Mead and tour the Hoover Dam, the three-level Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler offers an unrivaled sightseeing experience. Whether you choose a brunch tour, midday tour or evening dinner tour, you'll enjoy the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, or the comfort of the climate-controlled enclosed decks-surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

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Windy cruise day

10/16, Noon cruise, didn't start loading till 12:20. Departed about 12:40 after everyone was done with their photo. Nice enough cruise, informative. Didn't try the food or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Moline, Illinois
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Moline, Illinois
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

10/16, Noon cruise, didn't start loading till 12:20. Departed about 12:40 after everyone was done with their photo. Nice enough cruise, informative. Didn't try the food or beverage service.

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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to wind down with this short cruise. Booked online from Australia with no problems encountered on arrival. Quite informative story over the PA System. I found it a very peaceful excursion. All staff, were pleasant, helpful and courteous. The only downside was a Tour Group Leader with a very loud voice and a grating over enthusiastic manner.... More 

Thank nixchik
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here before but to cruise up to the other side of hoover dam was brilliant. I don't think Lake Mead is as pretty as Lake Powell

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Website says 1-1/2 hour, but on and off included. On at noon, backing out at 12:22 and back at 1:20. Actually was just a ride over to the dam and turned around. POOR food service. Stood in line for 15 minutes of 60 minute trip just to buy a drink. Food was so-so.Lots of people brought on their own food... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Did the sunset dinner cruise with my husband and two teenage boys on a recent holiday to California taking in Las Vegas. We had visited the Hoover Dam before but had never been to this side. The coach picked us up at our hotel and took us out to Lake Mead. We then boarded an old paddle steamer and set... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

My sister and I went on the Desert Princess for a lunch cruise. We really enjoyed the relaxing cruise and learned many new things about the Lake and Hoover Dam. The food was affordable and good. We sat on the second level where Carla and Kathleen took care of us. They are both wonderful women who really care about people... More 

Thank Claire A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Based on other reviews and just being in this area, I had higher expectations than what I received. We arrived at our destination and were promptly greeted. We boarded the boat, then waited to be served. The lemonade was weak and watered down, so my daughter-in-law ordered soda while my daughter and I stuck to water and ice tea. Drinks... More 

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West Buxton, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a combo tour of the dam and a lake mead cruise with lunch. The boat ride was nice and the sandwiches weren't half bad. The speaker system was not working well so we couldn't hear a thing the narrator was saying so we just relied on what our bus driver told us before we got there and what... More 

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great way to see the Dam if you don't like heights. The drive from Las Vegas is approx. 45 minutes if you are enjoying the view on the way.The cruise lasted about an hour and a half. Scenery was awesome and when you make the turn you get a great view of the Dam Lots of opportunities for great pictures.... More 

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We decided to take a break from Las Vegas and do some sightseeing. Of course, we had to see Lake mead and the Hoover Dam. We saw an ad for this cruise and decided to give it a try. We are glad we did! Although the drive was about an hour and a half from Las Vegas, it was well... More 

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