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Desert Belle

14011 N Bush Hwy., Mesa

$10 for One Adult Ticket for a Chartered Nature Cruise on the Desert Belle in Mesa (Up to $20 Value)

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  • 143-passenger boat
  • Narrated 90-minute tour
  • Exotic flora & fauna
  • Air-conditioned lower deck

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2 ratings2 reviews
February 15, 2012
We love this groupon! please continue to work with them so we can go again.
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8 ratings7 reviews9 photos
October 4, 2021
What a wonderful day! I would HIGHLY recommend this trip on Saguaro Lake.
3 ratings3 reviews
September 28, 2021
Beautiful day for a ride on the lake. A little warm in the cabin but could have moved upstairs if necessary.
Billtop reviewer helpful reviewer
12 ratings10 reviews
September 23, 2021
Great trip. Scenery was beautiful. Would do it again.
4 ratings1 reviews
September 22, 2021
Highly recommend!
4 ratings2 reviews
September 20, 2021
This was my 2nd time doing this cruise and my daughter just moved here from Florida and I brought her on this one she loved it
2 ratings2 reviews
September 20, 2021
Very fun and enjoyable
Jerrytop reviewer
7 ratings7 reviews
September 20, 2021
Pleasant time
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About This Deal

Cacti, like watermelons, are packed with hydration and leave prickly needles in your mouth when you bite into them. Taste the unknown with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one adult ticket for a chartered nature cruise on the Desert Belle in the Tonto National Forest, 20 minutes from Mesa (up to a $20 value). Kids’ tickets are $10, and children four and under ride for free.

Desert Belle bear-hugs the natural world with narrated cruise tours through the wild wonders of Saguaro Lake. A 143-passenger tour boat propels patrons across the calm depths of the oasis, passing between towering canyons, vast swaths of desert, and holographic waterfalls. For 90 minutes, tour guides highlight exotic flora such as prickly pear and gigantic saguaro cacti, as well as untamed fauna such as mountain lions and coyotes that populate the wild vistas. Falcons and hawks soar above the desert’s blinding sand and tawny rock formations, casting distant shadows that fly away from their owners when photographed.

Desert Belle's vessel boasts an air-conditioned lower deck that provides cooled shelter from the sun’s heat. All passengers are provided with life jackets, which cruisers ages 12 and under are required to wear in addition to self-adhesive gills.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Not valid for evening cruises on 7/23/11, 7/30/11, 8/6/11, 8/13/11, and 8/20/11. Subject to weather. Cash only for additional purchases. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.