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Visit the Hoover Dam and enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mead during this full-day excursion from Las Vegas. Travel to the Hoover Dam with your expert guide to learn about its history and inner workings. Visit the Nevada wing of the power plant and peruse the displays at the Visitors Center. Take a 90-minute cruise on Lake Mead, during which you'll enjoy lunch onboard. Stop at the legendary Ethel M Chocolate Factory on your trip back to Vegas. 


  • Hoover Dam tour with Lake Mead cruise
  • On the Hoover Dam Discovery Tour, take elevators 500 feet down into the walls of the Black Canyon
  • 90-minute Lake Mead cruise
  • Stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory
  • Deli-style lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and return included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Discover the engineering marvel that is Hoover Dam before taking a 90-minute steamboat cruise on Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US. The stop at Ethel M's Chocolate Factory on the way back to Vegas is a sweet bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Hoover Dam Tour With Lake Mead Cruise

Hoover Dam

Following morning pickup at your Las Vegas hotel, board a luxury motor coach and head for the Hoover Dam.

Upon arrival, embark on the Discovery Tour, which includes an exploration of several areas and lasts about 2 hours. In the Exhibit Gallery, view displays on the region’s natural history and the operational history of the dam. Wander through murals, maps and displays on the Theatre Level that document the history of the Hoover Dam. Watch 'How the West was Won', a short video that details the Bureau of Reclamation’s part in growing food and taming the rivers and the desert. Ride an elevator 500 feet (152 meters) down into the Black Canyon’s walls and walk through the 250-foot (76-meter) tunnel drilled out of rock. Visit the 8 generators in the Nevada wing of the power plant. 

Leave the dam and continue to Lake Mead Marina. Board the Desert Princess, a paddle-wheel steamboat and your chariot for the 90-minute tour of Lake Mead. Enjoy views of the dam from this aquatic vantage point as you dig in to a deli-style lunch. 

At the conclusion of your lake outing, climb back aboard the motor coach and head back to your Vegas hotel. Stop at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and (if time allows) the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign for a photo op.  

Customer Reviews

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

highly recommend ,the Lake Mead cruise was brilliant and relaxing soaking up all the views .Would do it again :

Wendy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I thought it was a great tour to see the part of NV aside from Vegas and the strip. I thought the allotted time for each event was good. There was not too much waiting around, which I was expecting. I was continuously entertained.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was so informative and relaxing.

Alan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good tour and Lake Mead cruise

Gemma G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very pleasant experience with beautiful scenery all around. Suitable for all ages with lunch onboard and tranquil setting. A must do if you're staying in Vegas.

Rhona B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic trip. Highly recommend. Good value for money. The grey line driver Kirklyn was both courteous and knowledgeable. The Hoover dam guide Joe was both knowledgeable and humorous. The structure itself was extremely impressive. The highlight of the trip was the Lake Mead cruise. Beautiful weather spectacular views and substantial lunch. The pictures at the welcome to Vegas sign were rushed. And the stop at the chocolate factory was disappointing. We arrived too late for the demonstration and the chocolate was very expensive but it tasted good. This was a tour timing issue and no fault of the driver. Fantastic day out loved every minute!

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was very interesting and Lake Mead is just beautiful! The lunch provided was good! Mark, who was our driver, was excellent!! Very on time with the pick-up and kept the entire ride interesting!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour - the Lake Mead cruise was awesome and the tour of the dam was informative.

Shirley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was good to visit the Hoover Dam and see the inside working of the dam. Impressive. The cruise on Lake Mead was so peaceful. The rock formations were amazing. Good value for money.

Joyce M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very good driver/tour guide. Would recommend this.

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