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Saguaro Lake Sightseeing Cruise in Mesa Arizona

Saguaro Lake Sightseeing Cruise in Mesa Arizona

Learn about the history, geography and geology of the beautiful Sonoran Desert on the Saguaro Lake Sightseeing Cruise in Mesa Arizona.

See the towering canyon walls and exotic wildlife of the spectacular Saguaro Lake as you enjoy a relaxing, narrated cruise aboard the Desert Belle, a popular vessel with over 25 years of superior service piloted by a US Coast Guard Certified Captain.

Water, soda, beer, wine and snacks are available for purchase on board. Preferred Access tickets include early boarding 30 minutes prior to the cruise and a coupon for 1 complimentary drink or snack.

Please Note: This cruise departs from Saguaro Lake Marina in Mesa, which is located approximately 40 miles north of Phoenix, and 30 miles north of Scottsdale and Tempe.

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Tour/Activity Details

Length

90 minutes

Time

12:30 pm, 2:45 pm & 5:00 pm departures
Check-in begins 1 hour prior to departure. Please see Full Schedule and check Availability Calendar for available days and times.

Minimum age to purchase and consume alcohol is 21. Minimum 10 persons required to operate. Hotel pickup not included. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Description

Please Note: This cruise departs from Saguaro Lake Marina in Mesa, which is located approximately 40 miles north of Phoenix, and 30 miles north of Scottsdale and Tempe.

Full Schedule

  • January - 12:30 pm daily
  • February - 12:30 pm & 2:45 pm daily
  • March - 12:30 pm, 2:45 pm & 5:00 pm daily
  • April - 12:30 pm & 2:45 pm daily
  • May - 12:30 pm daily
  • June through September - 12:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday
  • October - 12:30 pm daily, also at 2:45 pm Sunday through Thursday
  • November - 12:30 pm daily, also at 2:45 pm Thursday & Friday
  • December - 12:30 pm daily (closed December 25)

Features

  • 143 Passenger Capacity
  • 2 Restrooms
  • Air Conditioning (Lower Deck)
  • Canopy Covering (Upper Deck)
  • Coast Guard Certified Captain
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Large Windows with Unobstructed Views
  • Live Narration by Captain
  • Music Playing
  • Small Pets Allowed on Leash or Carrier
  • Snack Bar
  • Spacious Seating

Important Information

  • Water, soda, beer and wine are available for purchase. Cash or check only for on-board purchases. Minimum age to purchase and consume alcohol is 21.
  • Minimum of 10 passengers required for cruise to operate. While cruises usually depart as scheduled, occasionally these minimums are not met. If this happens for the date and time of your cruise, you will be contacted to discuss alternatives.

What to Wear

  • Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Casual attire is usually preferred.
  • A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended year-round!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will we see on the tour?
You can expect to see see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. It’s the perfect spot to bring out-of-town guests because it allows you to experience the magnificent desert beauty and natural wildlife of spectacular Saguaro Lake.

How far is Saguaro Lake from:
Phoenix? 35 to 45 minutes. Mesa? 20 to 30 minutes. Scottsdale? 25 to 35 minutes. Glendale? 45 to 60 minutes. Tempe? 25 to 30 minutes. Tucson? 2 hours. Cave Creek? 45 to 60 minutes. Sun City? 50 to 60 minutes.
Please note that all times are approximate and depend heavily on traffic conditions, your starting point, and time of day.

Are lifejackets available?
Yes, there are life jackets on board for every passenger. Arizona State Law requires that all children ages 12 and under wear a life jacket.

Is there air conditioning on the boat?
YES! The lower level of the Desert Belle is climate-controlled. On the upper level, there are overhead awnings to help protect you from the sun. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are always recommended.

Are food and drinks available on the boat?
Beer, wine, water, snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase aboard the Desert Belle. No credit card services available at the boat; please bring cash or check.

Is there a restaurant at the Marina?
The Lakeshore Restaurant is located at the marina just above the Desert Belle dock. It is open every day at 9:00 am serving breakfast. Monday and Tuesday the restaurant is open until 3:00 pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday the restaurant is open until 8:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday it is open until 9:00 pm (schedule subject to change).

What happens if it rains?
The Desert Belle cruises regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where cruises are cancelled due to severe weather, you will be permitted to reschedule. Please keep in mind that in the event of light rain, there are enclosed areas on the boat to which you can move.

Is the boat wheelchair accessible?
Yes. This includes a wheelchair-accessible restroom and grab bar. The Marina also has ramps that lead to the dock for boarding the Desert Belle via wheelchair or stroller.

Does the boat have a restroom?
Yes, there are two restrooms on board the Desert Belle.

Is smoking allowed on the cruise?
No. Due to Arizona State Law, smoking is not allowed aboard the boat.

Do I need to buy a parking permit?
Parking is FREE and NO parking permit is required to park for the Desert Belle in the Marina parking lot!

Minimum age to purchase and consume alcohol is 21. Minimum 10 persons required to operate. Hotel pickup not included. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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October 25, 2017

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