Desert Belle

Goldfield Ranch

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Air-conditioned, two-level boat glides across Saguaro Lake as tour guides share info about area geology & exotic flora & fauna

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Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Operates in all weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 for two adult tickets (up to a $40 value)
  • $37 for four adult tickets (up to an $80 value)<p>

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.

Desert Belle Cruises

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.

Desert Belle

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.

Customer Reviews

We had a great time!
Deb C. · December 24, 2013
I treated my neighbor to the cruise with me and my husband. All four of us had a delightful time and really enjoyed the scenery and the information given by the cruise director. The trivia was fun. I plan to bring my out-of town visitors on this cruise. Its a fun time and its reasonably priced.
Eyvonne M. · January 9, 2013
I didn't even know these cruises were there. I have already recommended this cruise to others, it was very nice and the captain/tour guide was wonderful and very well informed.
Patricia L. · January 5, 2013

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