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Desert Belle Sightseeing Cruise on Saguaro Lake provided by Desert Belle Cruises

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Desert Belle Sightseeing Cruise on Saguaro Lake

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Overview
Saguaro Lake lies at the heart of the Tonto National Forest, affording magnificent views of the rocky canyons and desert landscapes. On this tour, set sail on a scenic 1.5-hour cruise around the lake and look out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, bobcats, and coyotes. While on-board, take in the views from the open-air viewing deck or relax in the air-conditioned cabins, enjoy live commentary, and perhaps purchase a drink from the on-board bar.
Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Tonto Forest from the water
  • Chance to spot wildlife such as bald eagles, coyotes, and bobcats
  • Live on-board commentary ensures you don’t miss anything
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour departure
Important Information
Duration
1h 30m
Inclusions
  • 90-minute sightseeing cruise
  • Live commentary by cruise captain
  • Entry/Admission - Desert Belle Cruises
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages (unless otherwise specified)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jennyleitner wrote a review May 2020
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I left messages via Facebook, email, and phone and no response. We were scheduled at the end of this month for a scenic cruise and are not traveling due to what is going on right now, but would have liked a refund or even a credit for next time but no response. Guess keeping
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Chuck2010 wrote a review Mar 2020
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TIP: Sit on the right side of the boat or up front outdoors ... You get the views the whole trip ... we were on the left, which was okay. Calm, relaxing, informative, and scenic ... what more can you ask for? - Well, how about a great deal on GroupOn for March 10:00am tour
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sandy D wrote a review Mar 2020
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We really enjoyed this cruise. The Captain was great and entertaining. Staff was great . It was a nice way to spend some time
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Donna N wrote a review Mar 2020
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions
With the world pandemic over Coronavirus, we couldn't find anything to do. We found this trip on Groupon, and YES! We took the tour, with our elderly, and had a BLAST! The lake was Beautiful, the weather was perfect, our staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and we couldn't
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Date of experience: March 2020
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FinfN wrote a review Mar 2020
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We couldn't take the tour based on health risks for our elderly health compromised parents during this pandemic. I requested a refund and the pathetically misguided woman refused to recognize our request. Then they had the unmitigated gall to say we took the tour and then be
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Desert Belle Cruises
JodyW
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Great tour of Lake Saguaro in the Tonto National Forest
We had an excellent guided tour with Captain John! He was informative and added humorous content as well. We were
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laura99rq
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Nice, relaxing boat tour
Our captain was very informative and quite funny! He gave us lots of interesting background on the plant life and g
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nlsathome
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Well worth taking this cruise!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Desert Belle afternoon cruise. The scenery is spectacular, particularly the portion throu
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Garth N
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Relaxing cruise
Very accommodating staff will take you on a wonderful cruise and you may even get to see some wildlife such as moun
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SHERRYT837
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Desert Belle
Lovely place! Highly recommended if you are in the Mesa area. I used the Groupon for a great deal. 90 min cruise wa
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diangeltravel
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Must do
I have bought 5 tickets through Groupon, at $17 each from $24. We were planning to go the next day. Those tickets w
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288georgeb
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A different relaxing way to see the area
The Desert Belle is a great way to see the topography in the area and you can never go wrong with a boat ride. The
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586kristing
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Beautiful scenery
We enjoyed the tour and the beautiful scenery! The captain was really helpful, knowledgeable, and kind.
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ken_topgrafx
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Great Tour!
We had a great time on the tour. The captain and staff were great. We saw a few big horned sheep and a pair of Bald
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jcmorris
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Southwest Surfers sunset cruise
This cruise was loads of fun, with great music and great views of the lake. Two things could have made it better, t
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M9584GFrosel
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Red Hat Excursions
Our Red Hat groups tour every year. Easy on and off. The Captain is so informative about the Lake. Beautiful scener
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JCzapski
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Music & Sunset....PERFECT
We did their Sunset Cruise featuring The Southwest Surfers who specialize in Beach Boys, Drifters, other 60’s group
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Dwight S
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Amazing, awesome, and affordable!
What a great experience - the music was good (although the speakers were cracking - a little annoying, but it was e
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beckahk1961
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Beautiful Views
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner cruise. We saw sheep on the mountains. The dinner was better than we expected. It
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generalnansi
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Beautiful Evening Cruise
What a better way to spend an evening than on a fun cruise as the sun sets! The crew on the Desert Belle was fun a
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Key Details
  • Tonto National Forest, Lake Saguaro, and 1 more
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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