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
Deli-style lunch included
Hotel pickup and return included
Inclusive of all local taxes and fees!
Why Travelers Choose 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.
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. 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.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2018
Our tour guides name was Duane and he was amazing! The whole trip was fun! The cruise was beautiful and the Hoover dam is breathtaking! Highly recommend using this to book your next trip!
Excellent tour, and the driver Mark, was great. He was very informative not only with regard to the tour, but also with both Nevada and Las Vegas history. He also gave us good tips on getting around Las Vegas.
Excellent Experience! From the start everything about the trip was planned out and organized. The tour guide did a great job telling us about the history of Las Vegas from the early 1930's to today. Pointed out famous landmarks, exhibits, and showed us places to see. Also, gave us insight about how to get around the town , where to eat and what to do. LOVED IT!
I nice day out , expected to see more in the dam ,but it was very interesting. Great photo ops as well from the viewing tower , and the lake mead boat tour was very relaxing. I will say if your gluten intolerant or lactose intolerante there wouldn't be much choice in the lunch. I'm happy picking everything out of the roll and eating the contents, so it didn't matter. But all in all a good day. X
8th September 2018 Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise
We purchased a full day trip to the Hoover Dam with Lake Mead cruise for the last day of our scheduled trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. This we had booked several months in advance so we had been really looking forward to the trip for some time. 24 hours prior to the trip we contacted Viator booking office as detailed on the tickets to confirm our booking to be told we would be picked up by a Gray Line minibus at 9 am in the Valet area of ''NewYork NewYork'' another hotel in the area as our hotel was not on the pick-up line. On the day of the tour we arrived at the designated correct pick up place 45 mins before the due pick-up time. At 9.15 am we still had not been picked up and so called the office only to be told they had contacted the bus driver who said he had been running late but had pulled into the valet area and waited 5 mins and that we had now missed him by 4 minutes. This is a complete untruth told by the driver as we later confirmed with the hotels CCTV no Gray Line bus had pulled into the valet area during the hour we had been waiting. He had not entered the valet area of the hotel at all. They refused to send him back for us or for us to be picked up at another location. Viator then told us we could now only be booked onto the 12.15 half day trip but we would not be able to do the Lake Mead cruise. So we transferred to this as it was our last day and wanted to see the dam. We again confirmed all the same pick-up details and time. The minibus only arrived at the pick-up location following another phone call from us at 12.15. When the minibus arrived at the same pick-up location we had been waiting at in the morning we asked the driver why he had not called on the morning route to pick us up only to be literally shouted at angrily by the driver in front of all the other bus passengers. He said we would need to take our complaint up with Viator, he wasnt interested and just demanded us to show him our ID or we were not getting on the bus. So we got on the bus only to be ferried to another Gray Line waiting location where we then waited another 20 mins before being transferred onto yet another bus. Later we heard that quite often if the bus driver is running late on his pick up round he will just miss out certain pick ups so as to arrive at the Gray Line booking-in terminal on time! Once he is here he then spends 20 mins or so just chatting to other colleagues and eating croissants so he would have had plenty of time to turn around and collect us on the morning pick up.
The rest of the tour was disappointingly less than great, we spent most of the afternoon picking up and dropping people off and once at the dam we were rushed to ensuring we completed the dam tour quickly as we only had 1.5 hours to explore before we MUST be back on the bus or be left.
Totally disappointed with the much looked forward to trip which was one of the reasons we had chosen Las Vegas for our wedding anniversary vacation which was spoilt.
The tour was good, our bus driver, Mark from Grayline Tours was super! he made the drive very interesting. We enjoyed the extra little tidbits of all kinds of interesting facts! He was funny and interesting! The day was hot but it was worth going. We enjoyed it!