Visit the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on a full-day desert tour from Las Vegas that includes lunch aboard a paddle wheel boat. See the inner workings of the Hoover Dam with an expert guide, then cruise across the lake on the 'Desert Princess.' This full-day Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour includes all activities, entrance fees, and lunch, with pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Las Vegas hotels.
Full-day Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour from Las Vegas
Meet a driver at your centrally-located hotel in Las Vegas, then begin the short drive to the Hoover Dam. Upon arrival at the dam, you'll have a fascinating glimpse of the interior on a Power Plant Tour, with an expert guide to show you around.
Find out how the dam was built in the 1930s and about the workers who lived in nearby Boulder City, then get an overview of how the Hoover Dam powers public and private utilities across the Southwest.
Following your tour of the Hoover Dam, board the Desert Princess paddle wheel boat for a lunch cruise. Sit in the cool, climate-controlled cabins, or head to the open-air top deck for views across the man-made lake. A deli-style lunch of a hero sandwich, chips, fruit, and drinks will be served during the cruise.
This tour concludes with return transfer to Las Vegas, and drop-off at your original departure point.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Nice day trip away from the strip
, Nov 2019
Our driver was very informative and friendly. The limovan was comfortable and we'll handled. If you really want to see all there is at Hover Dam you might not have time since there is a hard time limit to catch the Cruse. While the lunch is simple sandwich and chips, other food and drinks are available for purchase.
For a tour of Hoover Dam from Las Vegas, the thing that can vary from company to company is primarily the experience of the journey to and from the dam. The actual tour of the dam is conducted by dam personnel, and the boat ride on Lake Meade is conducted by the boat operator.
That being said, we had a wonderful experience and a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable in both Las Vegas and Hoover Dam history, and filled our to and from journeys with interesting information. Once at the dam we had several photo stops, and time at the end to walk onto the dam. The tour of the inside was brief but informative.
The downside of the tour on this day was that the boat had mechanical problems and could not go out onto the Lake. As a result, the boat portion of our tour was cancelled, but this was not the fault of Sweetours. And, in fact, Sweetours gave each passenger a choice of a return trip to the boat (without the dam tour) the next day, or a refund for the boat portion of the tour. Many passengers opted for the return trip; we opted for the refund because we already had plans for the next day.
Really interesting day. Driver had a great deal of knowledge and the staff gave a lot of background and current information. Lunch on the Lake Mead cruise was a bit of a letdown although the cruise itself was interesting.
Terrible, went on Hover Dam tour, driver was good, after tour, cruise was cancelled, because of boat problems, no advance warning, no apology. Got $40 back from $103 tour price. Had to drive back office to get money, again, no apology. Took 2 hours to get back to hotel from Dam.
Had a great time touring Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. Nice to not have to drive and just relax. Only negative thing I would say is our pick up was a little confusing with one not very nice driver picking us up and then getting another driver at our next stop. Bill C. was very nice. Lunch could be better on the cruise. Seating uncomfortable on the top of the boat where we had to eat without a table.
The driver was exceptional and the views were breath taking. Lunch food was non edible! On the return trip the driver had 15 stops to make. Not his fault, but the amount of time it took to get back to the hotel was excruciatingly painful!