Mesa, Arizona
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clock-o90 minutes (Approx.)
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Explore Tonto National Forest—by boat—during this sunset cruise on Saguaro Lake, which the forest surrounds. Board the Desert Belle, a restored 1964 cruise ship, and relax as you float on the lake and listen to live music performed by local Arizona musicians. Take in stunning views of the forest, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, such as coyotes, bighorn sheep, and cacti. If you’d like to reserve priority boarding, just upgrade, and you’ll also get a complimentary popcorn and drink during your cruise.
  • Sunset cruise on Saguaro Lake
  • Board a restored 1964 ship, the ‘Desert Belle’
  • Cruise through the Tonto National Forest taking in sights
  • Listen to live music played by local Arizona bands
  • Keep an eye out for coyotes, bobcats, cacti, and prickly pear plants
  • Choose between three departure times to fit your schedule
  • Upgrade for priority boarding with popcorn and a drink
Meet for your sunset cruise at the Saguaro Lake Marina a little before your departure time. This cruise if offered at three times during the day, so you can find a time that fits best with your plans.

Once you’re at the marina, board the Desert Belle, a 1964 cruise ship that’s been restored beautifully. You can decide to sit inside the cabin in the air conditioning or go outside to the deck. If you’ve chosen to upgrade to priority seating, you’ll board first and be one of the first cruisegoers to pick your seat. With the upgrade, you’ll also get a free drink and popcorn. If you’d to purchase a drink, you can also do so onboard.

Your cruise takes off just before sunset on Saguaro Lake. The lake gets its name from the type of cacti that surround the area. As you cruise, enjoy the views, and watch out for cacti, prickly pear plants, coyotes, bighorn sheep, and bobcats. Make sure to bring a camera because the desert is truly worth capturing on screen.

Onboard there is also live music being performed by musicians from Arizona. Listen to the music as the sun sets over the lake, and your cruise continues.

Afterward, the Desert Belle docks back in the lake’s marina, and the rest of the night’s plans are in your hands.


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, Sep 2018

This tour would have been rated a 5 if the music had not been so loud. We sat inside because of the heat and sun. It was a GREAT selection of music, but you couldn’t even talk to the person sitting next to you because the speakers were so loud. Beautiful scenery.

, Jul 2018

We found the lake cruise to be quite enjoyable and relaxing. We were not able to sit where the music was, but we still enjoyed it. We thought it would be hot, but it was quite nice.

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