Lake Mead Sightseeing Cruise

Spend the Afternoon on Lake Mead During a Ninety Minute Sightseeing Cruise

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Step aboard the Desert Princess, a three-level paddle wheeler, and enjoy an afternoon Cruising the glassy waters of Lake Mead on a ninety minute narrated cruise.

Enjoy a scenic ride along the blue waters with stunning views of Nevada Landscape. You will cruise in between the mountains of Black Canyon as you learn the interesting history of the Hoover Dam.  Discover the wonders of the Dam up close from deck of the Desert Princess, and see why it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. You may choose to sit back and feel the refreshing breeze or take a stroll on the outer decks to enjoy picturesque views of Fortification Hill and the Arizona Paint Pots.

So whether you are looking to learn more about the Hoover Dam or a fun day out on the Lake Mead, this Sightseeing Cruise of Lake Mead is perfect, and it makes a great experience gift!

Where It's Located hide

  • Boulder City, Nevada

Who Is Included hide

The Lake Mead Sightseeing Cruise Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There may be up to two hundred and seventy additional participants on the cruise.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Vegas Lake Mead Cruises are offered seven days a week from April to October, subject to availability. Cruises typically departs at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Scenic Lake Mead Cruises have a sail time of 1½ hours and a total duration of approximately 2 hours.

Weather hide

The Las Vegas Cruise of Lake Mead may be rescheduled by the Captain or the Coast Guard due to is severe weather conditions. Cancellations due to weather are rare.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably in layers for this Sightseeing Adventure.

Additional Information hide

Cruises take place on a three-level paddle wheeler equipped with an outdoor promenade and two climate controlled enclosed decks. Food and Beverages may be purchased at the full service Snack Bar and Grill.

Lake Mead is located inside of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Park entrance fee is not included and must be paid upon entrance to the park.

Outside food and beverages, firearms and pets are not allowed onboard.

Gratuity is not included and should be to extended to your server onboard.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Lake Mead Brunch Cruise Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Lake Mead Cruise Experience

This week we’ve been getting to know a little bit more about Lake Mead Cruises. These awesome experience providers run paddlewheel cruises on Nevada’s Lake Mead. You can kick back and relax with a decadent champagne brunch, or treat yourself and a loved one to a romantic dinner cruise. Have a read to find out more about these fantastic experiences and what they have to offer.

Please could you tell us a bit about the history of the company and how the experience began?

When a contract for a sightseeing vessel business at Lake Mead was offered by the National Park Service in 1987, we recognized what a unique opportunity this would be. There had been no sightseeing vessels cruising Lake Mead since the early days of the lake. So, we threw our hat into the ring and were thrilled to be awarded the contract in September 1987. But it was the 1991 arrival of the Desert Princess (our beautiful three-deck paddlewheeler) that really got the fun rolling.

What would you say is the best thing about the experience you offer?

We’re close enough to the action of Las Vegas to be reached by car, but we’re worlds away in atmosphere. Out on Lake Mead, we enjoy sunshine, fresh air, and front row seats to spectacular natural surroundings. All of the noise of our glitzy neighbour gets left behind. The variety our of cruise types mean that passengers can choose to just kick back with a cold drink on the top deck of a sightseeing cruise, toast family and friends on a champagne brunch cruise, or indulge in a memorable night out with someone special on a dinner cruise.

Desert Princess In Front Of Hoover Dam And Bridge

What makes your excursions different to others?

As the only passenger vessel cruising Lake Mead, we provide a singular experience for visitors to the area. Passengers are always wowed as we glide between the high walls of Black Canyon and the Hoover Dam and its bypass bridge comes into view. But it’s the meal cruises where our excursions truly shine. Where else can Las Vegas visitors and locals enjoy a multi-course dinner, served by a gracious crew, as they watch the sun set over miles of calm water and colorful desert mountains?  It’s definitely an escape from your average Vegas outing.

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Are your experiences suitable for everyone?

We regularly welcome full families, from infants to their grandparents, aboard our sightseeing cruises. Kids love watching the paddlewheel turn and spotting bighorn sheep, and adults are entertained by the historical narration – and of course, the on-board bar.

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Have you got any new exciting news to share with us?

We recently revamped our ticketing and landing area and upgraded our dining decks with luxurious new seating. We’re always looking to improve the guest experience.

Lastly, is there anything else you’d like to add?

We’re often considered one of the best kept secrets in Southern Nevada, and we appreciate the opportunity to let the cat out of the bag with your customers.

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us! Your Lake Mead Cruises sound fantastic.

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