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Desert Belle Cruises

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Address: 14011 N Bush Hwy, Mesa, AZ 85215-9717
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Desert Belle Sightseeing Cruise on Saguaro Lake
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Desert Belle Cruise was enjoyable.

Enjoyed the cruise but an hour would have been sufficient. I highly recommend getting there early or paying the extra $5.00 for early boarding. There was 4 in our group so we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the cruise but an hour would have been sufficient. I highly recommend getting there early or paying the extra $5.00 for early boarding. There was 4 in our group so we were looking forward to sitting together and visiting with each other during out boat ride. Unfortunately, we had to split up. It was very cramped seating and not... More 

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Greenville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had no idea there was a lake in Arizona, not to mention multiple lakes in the middle of a desert. We took the narration tour which had the right amount of history in the area paired with time to talk with others on the boat. It rained for a bit but we were covered the whole time and the... More 

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Thank hoppyswim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was an interesting tour. There was an on-board bar with excellent service and reasonable prices. On-shore facilities were a little small for the crowds.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The captain was great and very informative. The desert was green and beginning to bloom. It was a beautiful 2 hour cruise Drinks were good as we sat below the upper deck because it was warm and sunny.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Boat Cruise in the Saguaro Desert? YEP! We learned so much about the Saguaro Lake and the surrounding desert, the wildlife, plant life, geology, and so much more! Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic and just filled us with so much knowledge on the two hour tour which was so interesting. There was never a dull moment. When we... More 

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Thank TheBoysGrandma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice place to get away from the heat and cool off around the water. There are reasonably priced snacks and drinks available on board. The guided talk on this tour is what really makes it. Some history, geology, desert fauna and culture. Plenty of people watching if that bores you too.

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Thank Maedog73
Kalamazoo, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice tour around a lake and mountains in the middle of the desert! Knowledgeable staff. Glad we did it.

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Thank JSKazoo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative boat ride. The captain was full of good information about the area. The ride itself was smooth and it is a beautiful area. I would definitely recommend this to visitors to the area. It is a good idea to have reservations. I don't get why they asked for tips at the end of the ride for the crew... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this boat ride. The views were great,and the pilot was knowledgable and interesting We have shared this experience with other friends and all have returned with good comments.

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Orillia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery for this boat tour was really beautiful. I especially enjoyed when we saw a bald eagle on the cliff. Unfortunately, my friend and I had our babies along for the ride. The policy on board is that babies wear life jackets, and mine wasn't particularly happy about this (she was 5.5 months and it was way too big... More 

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Thank Melissa J
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Hi Melissa, Thank you for your review. I apologize you all did not have a better time on the cruise. Arizona state law requires that all children under 12 need to wear a life jacket while the boat is underway. Unfortunately, there is no way around this law. I hope the crew had good intentions when asking you if you... More 

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