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Address: 490 Horsepower Cove Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005
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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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90 minute cruise telling the geological history of Lake Mead as well as the history of the Hoover Dam. Even though the narration was taped, it was clear and easy to listen to... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
North Plainfield, Nj
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Newcastle, Washington
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just a short distance from the Hoover dam The staff on the boat were good the cruise was very relaxing the boat takes you around lake Mead and quite close to the Hoover Dam all the history of the lake is transmitted to you while you tour the lake As you enter the boat you all have your... More 

Thank Paul D
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not take the cruise do to time. The people at the actual cruise were helpful. The people at the boat rental were extremely rude and not at all helpful. The condition of the marina was dirty, poor condition and not taken care of at all.

Thank southwest4life
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i booked a cruise for saturday for 7 of us on tuesday. that night on t.v. i saw the boat broke down. The next day they called me to reshcedule or cancel, i cancelled,in the mean time my payment was pending for 2 days,so of course i assumed they would not push it threw,wrong!!! they did thursdat night, i called... More 

Thank Doris B
North Plainfield, Nj
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

90 minute cruise telling the geological history of Lake Mead as well as the history of the Hoover Dam. Even though the narration was taped, it was clear and easy to listen to. Great views of the walls of the reservoir and not really too close to the Dam but close enough? Drinks (soda, iced tea, beer, mixed drinks etc)... More 

Thank Rathkids
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The scenery here is absolutely gorgeous - everywhere you look, there's amazing views with different colour rock and the great blue colour of the lake. And that's part of the problem with this cruise - almost everything you will see is a view you can see from land, albeit at a slightly different angle. And whilst the 1.5 hours afloat... More 

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Madison, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went on the sunset dinner cruise on Thursday April 8,2017' the ship left at 630 pm but unfortunately the sunset was shortly after 7pm making visibility of the dam minimal at best. The information they supply about the area is very informative and wish my kids had been along as they would have enjoyed this experience. The food was... More 

Thank keegosmom516
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went on the cruise with 6 people that included 21 year old boys that were interested to learn more after visiting the Dam. Unfortunately the sound was not good and nobody could hear what was being said. We went on this cruise many years ago and it was very crowded. This cruise only had 16 people including us which should... More 

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Springfield, Ohio, United States
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

One of the highlights of our trip was this calm and relaxing cruise. It takes you thru black canyon to the lake side of Hoover Dam. It's about 90 minutes and I got several gorgeous pictures. Well worth the short drive from Vegas.

Thank Jock1949
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

(Vegas December 2012 ) we were on a tour that had first taken us to the etzel chocolate factory and next was the hoover dam, which was great! Then our tour took us on the desert princess ship. It was amazing! We both had a great time! The view from the ship was awesome! Just being on that water ,... More 

Thank bobbie78
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

As part of our Hoover Dam visit the Lake Mead boat cruise was also part of our day out. It was a beautiful day to be onboard a slow going paddle steamer. The scenery is stunning so I am so glad the boat cruise wasn't rushed. The cliffs a variety of colours due to the lake currently being 150ft lower... More 

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