Dolly Steamboat

Tonto National Forest

97% of 778 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

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

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Dolly Steamboat - Tonto National Forest: Narrated Nature Cruise for Two or Four from Dolly Steamboat in Apache Junction (Up to 53% Off)

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.

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  • $20 for a narrated nature cruise for two (up to a $40 value)
  • $38 for a narrated nature cruise for four (up to an $80 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 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.


97% of 778 customers recommend

Staff was great and super friendly. Really enjoyed the cruise! Worth every penny.
Angelica H. · a day ago
Go during the fall and spring, the weather's great during that time and make sure you reserve your spot beforehand!
Maritza H. · 3 days ago
Call to make reservations ahead of time. Worth the trip
Aniano V. · 5 days ago
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    Tonto National Forest

    16802 Hwy. 88

    Apache Junction, Arizona 85290


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