Hoover Dam: 90-Minute Midday Sightseeing Cruise

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Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Mead aboard an authentic 3-level Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler, the Desert Princess. Experience spectacular panoramic views as you cruise to the Hoover Dam.


  • Enjoy air-conditioning and picture windows on the 2 enclosed decks
  • Take in 360-degree views of Lake Mead from the open air observation deck
  • See the Hoover Dam and the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
  • Learn about the history of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam
  • Enjoy lunch and cocktails available for purchase throughout the cruise


Experience the splendor of Lake Mead and see the Hoover Dam on a 90-minute narrated sightseeing cruise on the Desert Princess, a 3-level, Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler. Cruise across Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, which provides water to the states of Nevada, Arizona and California. Learn about the history of Lake Mead and its evolution as one of the largest man-made lakes in the Western Hemisphere. The cruise then follows the Colorado River through Black Canyon to the Hoover Dam. Here you will learn about the construction of the Dam and the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge which lies beyond. The boat is equipped for maximum enjoyment, no matter the weather. The 1st and 2nd decks of the boat are enclosed with beautiful surrounding window views and are air-conditioned, while the top deck is an open-air observation deck with 360-degree panoramic views. Photographers love the colorful landscapes, ever-changing skies, and unrivaled panoramic views. The breathtaking landmarks include Fortification Hill (an extinct volcano), the Arizona Paint Pots and their wonderland of color, and the magnificent Hoover Dam. A full Bar and Grill is available on board to purchase lunch or cocktails throughout the cruise. This is an enjoyable cruise for any age.


Cruise on Mississippi-style paddlewheeler Pre-recorded narration Indoor and outdoor decks Air Conditioning on indoor decks Parking Taxes

Important Information

  • Infants must be booked, even though they are free
  • Dress code is casual dress.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time for check-in and boarding process.
  • To access Lake Mead and the boat, you will need to purchase a pass (valid for 7 days) from the National Park Service at one of the entrance stations. It is $25 for a car with up to 6 passengers.
  • On board you will find a fully stocked beverage bar and the Princess Grill for purchase of delicious sandwiches, salads, nachos, and more.
  • Smoking is not permitted in enclosed areas on landing and boat.
  • Personal coolers, picnic baskets, or beverages may not be carried on board. Other personal items (purses, backpacks, briefcases, heavy jackets, etc,) are subject to search.

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