Lake Mead Cruise and Hoover Dam

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An amazing feat of modern engineering!

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the deep blue waters of Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess, an authentic Mississippi-style paddle wheel boat, before taking in the wondrous vistas of the Hoover Dam, an amazing feat of modern engineering.

Our guide to Lake Mead Cruise & Hoover Dam

This unforgettable tour combines a leisurely 90-minute cruise on picturesque Lake Mead with a thorough exploration of Hoover Dam which was the largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935.

After being collected from your hotel, travel through the desert in a deluxe touring coach to Lake Mead and the launch point of the Desert Princess, an authentic  Mississippi-style paddlewheel boat that was built especially to cruise these pristine blue waters.

Whatever the season, you'll enjoy the beauty and majesty of this area in comfort from one of the two enclosed decks or even feel the wind in your hair and the desert sun on your face up top on the open promenade deck.

A grilled lunch will be served to you while you are on the boat as you enjoy the spectacular sights including Arizona Paint Pots, Boulder Island, Colorado River and the surrounding volcanic rock of extinct volcanoes.

Back on dry land, continue to the Hoover Dam, an amazing feat of modern engineering that provides much of the electricity for California, Colorado and Nevada.

There will be approximately 2 hours to take pictures and explore. See the Exhibit Hall, Visitor's Center, the indoor and outdoor observation decks, and a 10 minute movie of the dam's original construction. The Power Plant Tour that takes you on an elevator ride down to the generator room is also included.

On the way back to Vegas, there is a bonus photo stop at the world famous 'Fabulous Las Vegas sign'.

Departs

Daily, except Friday. Please note tour doesn't operate during December and January.

Start times

8.30am.

Duration

Around 7.5 hours.

Reviews

Average 4.1 out of 5 (18 customer reviews)

★★★★★ ★★★★★

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, however it was tainted by a poor start. We were instructed to be ready for pick up at 7.00 a.m. but to get to the pick up point at 6.50 a.m. so we got there at 6.40 a.m. only for the bus to actually arrive at approximately 8.15 a.m! After that everything seemed rushed. The Hoover Dam and Lake Mead though are well worth a visit, great!

4 stars:

Geoff Fletcher reviewed 02 Dec,2018

Lake mead is an amazing experience, friendly staff, nice snack meal and a very relaxing cruise in beautiful surroundings, Hoover dam was a great experience as well ,unfortunatly the bus was an hour late so we didnt have much time to explore the Hoover dam before leaving for the cruise

4 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 27 Nov,2016

Excellent trip. Amazing value for money

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 03 Oct,2016

Great trip - appreciated the little extras, such as the cool bag, baseball cap, and free iced drinks.

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 30 Sep,2016

Pick up excellent & on time. Geoff excellent driver & commentator. Nice free pack with goodies in eg baseball cap, book on Lake Mead & sweet treats.

5 stars:

Trusted Customer reviewed 05 Apr,2016

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Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Lake Mead Cruise & Hoover Dam

  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.
  • Advanced reservations are required. Please select your preferred date at the time of booking.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is only available from all hotels located around the ‘Strip’ and Downtown areas of Las Vegas.
  • The order of the itinerary on this tour is subject to change.
  • Journey time between Vegas and the Hoover Dam is 45-60 minutes.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for Lake Mead Cruise & Hoover Dam

  • What is included at the Hoover Dam?
    There will be approximately 2 hours to observe and take pictures of the Dam. There will be plenty of time to see the Exhibit Hall, Visitor's Center, the indoor and outdoor observation decks, and a 10 minute movie of the dam's original construction. The Power Plant Tour that takes you on an elevator ride down to the generator room is also included.

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