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

Tonto National Forest

98% of 601 customers recommend

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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

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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.


98% of 601 customers recommend

  • “Not for young children in opinion. But one of the most relaxing afternoons you'll have. The views are beautiful. Great Captain.”

  • “It was a great trip ! Perfect to take visitors to Arizona ! Saw big horn sheep and bald eagle and just a lovely ride on canyon lake !”

  • “Bring binoculars to see the wildlife. ”

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    Tonto National Forest

    16802 Arizona 88

    Tortilla Flat, Arizona 85290

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