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“Rented a Pontooon”

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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$250.64*
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ATV Tour of Lake Mead and Colorado River from Las...
Ranked #87 of 1,039 things to do in Nevada
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A year-round recreational area for boaters, swimmers, fishermen, hikers, photographers, campers, and sightseers. Lake Mead is a huge reservoir impounded by the Hoover Dam. Approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas. Entrance fees charged.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We rented a pontoon at the Las Vegas Boat Harbor. Super fun! We started out poorly, though. Their promotional paperwork says that you can rent a 5 person pontoon for $80 for 2 hours. But, when we got there with 5 people, the very unhappy clerk informed us that the brochures are incorrect and the smallest quantity was 4 people. She would not budge and also not accommodate. We had to get one for 8 ppl and pay an extra $20. The funny thing is that they also had brochures with the wrong information at the desk! No signs saying anything otherwise.
That aside, we had a very nice cruise around Lake Mead. We got to see the back side of Hoover dam and also see some beautiful landscape on a perfect day. We had packed a lunch and ate sandwiches and enjoyed the scenery.
The carp along the dock are also quite entertaining. They are beggars and amazing to see.
Stinky bathrooms.

3  Thank YOM1234
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We took the Lakeshore and Northshore Roads after a visit to the Hoover Dam and on our way to Valley of Fire State Park. I can't say much for the lake since we didn't spend time on it, but the drive is marvelous. You can't see the lake for most of the Northshore Road, so the views are of the mountains and desert and rock formations and it's a startling contrast to the abundance of Lake Mead. There are numerous outlooks and hiking trails if it's not too hot. Our kids enjoyed climbing some of the rock formations. The drive was a great complement to the dam and Valley of Fire and proved to be a trip highlight.

2  Thank MotleyCrew4
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Lake Mead has wonderful sunsets so I would make sure to have a camera. There is also a dock with lots of huge carp that hangout so bringing popcorn to feed them is a lot of fun. The kids will love it. There is a dinner cruise which leaves from the dock also.

2  Thank Caroline L
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Went to lake mead today 21st,September,absolutely beautiful,you can see for miles we went on the river cruise at $25.00 per person and it was worth it the entrance fee into lake mead is $10.00 per car, well worth the money,the surrounding water at the marina is teeming with fish what a great sight.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

My family of 6 rented a boat for the day on Lake Mead and had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable days of vacation ever. We toured the Hoover Dam from the water, drove around a mostly quiet and peaceful lake, fished a little, and found our own private beach to float in. Although some would consider it expensive -a cooler of lunch and snacks for the day made it a pretty cheap excursion for all considering I spent more on a one hour show in Vegas for 6. Therefore I highly recommend.

2  Thank kmfnewro
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