Narrated Nature Cruise for Two or Four from Dolly Steamboat in Apache Junction (Up to 52% Off)

Tonto National Forest

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Bodies of water are frequent metaphors in poetry due to their unfathomable depths, unknowable sprawl, and unattainable porpoises. Set sail into the enigma with today's Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $22 for a narrated nature cruise for two (up to a $44 value)
  • $42 for a narrated nature cruise for four (up to an $88 value)

Over the course of 90 minutes, passengers keep their eyes peeled for local wildlife such as desert bighorn sheep and bald eagles as they chug past 500-foot cliff walls on Canyon Lake. While steering the air-conditioned vessel, the captain highlights local plant life large and small as well as the history of Apache Trail and the nearby Superstition Mountains. Children aged 4 and younger set sail for free.

Dolly Steamboat

For more than 25 years the Grimh family has served as gatekeeper to the secluded beauty of Canyon Lake, welcoming travelers onto their modernly appointed paddle steamboat. The air-conditioned vessel plots courses for guided cruises, each of which highlight the canyon's vistas at a different hour. Nature and lunch cruises seek out bighorn sheep drawing pistols under the bright desert sun, whereas twilight cruises combine ambient, evening light with a buffet dinner of prime rib or filet mignon. Dolly Steamboats also set off at night for an astronomy cruise that includes dinner and expert star reading from local television and radio personality, Dr. Sky. An expert crew pilots the Dolly and her wealth of passengers on each photogenic excursion, gliding past the Sonoran Desert, rock formations, and the Tonto National Forest.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “WAS ALOT OF FUN AND VERY RELAXING. LOVED IT AND I WOULD DO IT 10X MORE AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ALL MY FRINEDS AND FAMILY. I WOULD EVEN BUY THEM THESE CERTIFICATES...”

    “WAS ALOT OF FUN AND VERY RELAXING. LOVED IT AND I WOULD DO IT 10X MORE AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ALL MY FRINEDS AND FAMILY. I WOULD EVEN BUY THEM THESE CERTIFICATES AS A GIFT. AWESOME TIME.”

  • “IT IS WONDERFUL. RELAXING, YOU WILL LOVE THE NARRATOR AND THE BIG HORN HEEP. WE HAVE DONE IT AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES/”

  • “The Dolly Steamboat is a favorite - for myself as a local resident and for showing out-of-town guests the beauty of our area! The scenery is beautiful and the...”

    “The Dolly Steamboat is a favorite - for myself as a local resident and for showing out-of-town guests the beauty of our area! The scenery is beautiful and the narration great.”


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    Tonto National Forest

    16802 Arizona 88

    Tortilla Flat, Arizona 85290

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In a Nutshell

Air-conditioned steamboat chugs across the waters of Canyon Lake, highlighting local history and wildlife

The Fine Print

Expires Sep 25th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must print Groupon before arriving as cell service may not be available for mobile redemption. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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