Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water-road ride with this Groupon.
$19.99 for Two Nature-Cruise Tickets (Up to $40 Value)
Up to 143 passengers board the two-tiered Desert Belle boat and glide past towering canyons and desert vistas during a 90-minute cruise across Saguaro Lake. From an air-conditioned lower deck or covered upper deck, riders may nab sights of animals, such as mountain lions, bighorn sheep, and coyotes. See the tour schedule here.
Bighorn sheep and mountain lions dart between the shadows of craggy lava cliffs as bald eagles swoop from sheer rock faces to wrest fish from Saguaro Lake below. Desert Belle has ferried sightseers through this picturesque lakefront within the Tonto National Forest since 1964, giving them rare glimpses of a thriving ecosystem that's inaccessible by foot or car. As the Desert Belle boat cruises leisurely, guides point out various flora, fauna, and extraterrestrials disguised as Arizona wildlife dotting the landscape. As riders listen to the narration from the shaded upper deck or air-conditioned lower deck, they can visually bask in cactus-studded desert vistas.
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“going on this boat ride made moving to arizona even more worth it.my husband and I really enjoyed the ride.60 minutes was just enough time to enjoy the weather as...”
“going on this boat ride made moving to arizona even more worth it.my husband and I really enjoyed the ride.60 minutes was just enough time to enjoy the weather as well as the scenery.my family will be here in December to visit.this will be on our lis”
“Very pleasant trip, Captain was friendly and knowledgable, boat was clean, crew was friendly, I think this is the very best by far of all the lakes cruises.”
“Nice experience, go to the top deck for best viewing and fresh air!!”
14011 North Bush Highway
Between Hwy Marker 32 & 33
Mesa, Arizona 85215