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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. 

Highlights

  • 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

walkinginsunshine

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.

susan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A good days tour, being picked up and dropped off at our hotel, Although expect to wait at the company depot in the morning before the tour begins. Seeing the internal workings of the dam was interesting. The lake mead trip was relaxing and the scenery was spectacular.
Tony our tour guide looked after us really well although some of what he told us was then repeated in the official recording played during the trip. He also explained why he was taking us to the chocolate factory first, but this meant it was not a good idea to buy any chocolate as there was no where cool to store it, and it was a hot day. We also assume we did not see the factory working as it was a Saturday.
Overall we enjoyed this trip and thought it good value for money.
One thing we found really tedious by the end of our trip to America was the constant reminding about tipping. The suggestion for this tour was 5-10 dollars per person.

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Leonid S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!!!!!!!!Higly recommend I am glad we took it!!!!!!

Jeanette K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful day on Lake Mead. Hoover Dam spectacular. Weather, a little windy but sun appeared before we returned to the dock. All was good.

Angela B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent Tour, would highly recommend. Tour guide was excellent and the dam was amazing!

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