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Dolly Steamboat

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Address: 16802 North East Hwy 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ 85219
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If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the...

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.

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Vintage Hudson Car Club Outing

I booked a trip for our Vintage Hudson Car Club. This is a beautiful lake and the whole trip went seamlessly. It was interesting to hear about different features as we traveled... read more

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Mesa, Arizona

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked a trip for our Vintage Hudson Car Club. This is a beautiful lake and the whole trip went seamlessly. It was interesting to hear about different features as we traveled back into the lake.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice relaxing river ride on The Dolly. The Captain is very informative in letting you know where the wildlife is. We saw bald eagles and Big Horn Sheep on our trip They have a snack bar and liquor and non liquor on the boat. They play nice music on the boat too. After we went to the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took my elderly parents on the 90 minute cruise and it was perfect for them. Nice scenery, relaxing, and we could just stay on the lower deck. They allow early boarding for people with mobility issues, so that helped. This is probably not too exciting for more active people, but great for the older folks and maybe kids. Pleasant... More 

Thank betterontheroad
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, I wondered how the cruise we took could possibly last 90 minutes based on what I could see of the lake. The fact is much of the lake is hidden behind bends and around cliffs, making for one spectacular scene after another. Add the easy sightings of bald eagles, red tailed hawks, mountain sheep and rams, and you... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery, the Dolly was immaculate, and great crew. Wasn't sure what to expect but had a wonderful time. HIGHLY recommend it!!

Thank JUDY H
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This trip is always on our "must do" for out of town visitors and we never hesitate to join in even though we live in Phoenix. The scenery is gorgeous and something you just can't see unless you are on a boat. The family running the steamboat has been doing this tour for 30 years and are always very friendly... More 

Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not knowing what to expect , it was truly relaxing and informative cruise through the cliffs and waters of Canyon Lake.The Eagles , big horn sheep, rock structures and flora around the canyon were very nicely described by the captain and crew. We will do this again...

Thank Charles B
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been on the Dolly Steamboat afternoon cruises multiple times and have always had a great time, so we decided to do the dinner cruise. We will definitely do this one again. Got to see a lot more of the lake, and the food was amazing!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an afternoon well spent. We pre booked our tickets on line and we're pleased we did as both trips ( 12 midday and 2pm) were sold out. There is a small restaurant beside where the boat launches where simple meals and drinks can be bought. We arrived early but other than watch the boats on the lake, there... More 

Thank Davina J
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really fun cruise around Canyon Lake. The boat itself has plenty of seating for everyone and it's not too crowded. The narration during the tour was very good and interesting. Definitely one of the better things to do outside of the city. I would also recommend purchasing tickets in advance, but still get there early to ensure... More 

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