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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.

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
  • 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.

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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. If time allows, a stop at the 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign for a photo op will be made.

Customer Reviews

Andrew D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Brilliant day out well worth a visit picked up and dropped off at hotel. Our driver Daryl was very knowledgeable and very funny a credit to the company

Nicholas L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A great trip. The dam is a most amazing feat of engineering. I learned a lot from this trip and the views were stunning. A five star trip and a most enjoyable cruise on Lake Mead too

Mark V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Even though it rained the entire day, the trip was very comfortable. The Grayline bus was very nice and the driver had a great sense of humor. Plenty of time to see all we wanted to see at the dam. The sights from the boat were still nice in spite of the downpour.

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really enjoyed it! Our tour guide was amazing!

Ann H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a very interesting and informative trip, added with the Lake Mead made it very memorable.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Jackson picked us up at out hotel, and we were disappointed that we switched to a different bus. But, our driver/guide for most of the day was Tommy, and he was fantastic. The Hoover Dam tour was great, and the Lake Mead Cruise just as fantastic, but one of my lasting memories was the bus ride with Tommy!

Carolyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was all organized so well, and the tour guides made it fun, yes even the bus driver! the cruise down Lake Mead was very relaxing. Learned alot about Hoover Dam also and the history.

Sonia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I would highly recommend this tour. Very friendly tour guides and Cruise staff. Enjoyable day out

barmalc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Well worth a visit, The dam is enormous and very interesting, lake Mead is beautiful, very blue and peaceful. Some of the surrounding mountains look like a watercolour painting. The pick up was good and the lunch was also very tasty and filling. Thank you all.

Angela C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very good. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. This followed a fantastic tour of Hoover dam with lunch and a cruise.
A great day out.

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