Desert Princess Paddle Wheel Boat
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour on the Desert Princess by esudroff
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Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour on the Desert Princess

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Experience the Hoover Dam & Lake Mead with 90 Minutes at the Hoover Dam and 90 Minutes on the Desert Princess a Mississippi Style Paddle Wheeler Boat


  • 90-minute relaxing boat cruise on the Desert Princess, a real Mississippi-style Paddle Wheel Boat
  • Enjoy the cool, calm waters of Lake Mead
  • Deli-style meal served on the Desert Princess
  • Photo stop at the historic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign.
  • Government guided VIP tour inside Hoover Dam
  • Self Guided Tour of Ethel M's Chocolate Factory
  • Access to the newly opened visitors center, museum, monuments, and gift shop
  • Photo opportunities of the new Pat Tillman / Mike O'Callaghan Bypass Bridge


  • Fees and park entry


  • Gratuity

Please Note

  • If a motorcoach with a lift is required, we must have a 72-hour prior notification to the date of travel
  • All motorcoaches with lift equipment are subject to availability
  • All motorcoaches are DOT certified and are able to kneel to curb height
  • Service dogs are allowed to travel with the correct and current paperwork, small oxygen tanks are allowed
  • All reservations must be confirmed 24 hours prior to travel date
  • 24-hour prior cancellation policy in effect for all tours
  • Passengers who have a pacemaker will not be able to go inside the Hoover Dam due to the electromagnets in use inside
  • No food or drink is allowed inside the Hoover Dam

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83% of reviewers liked this tour
Feb 20 2018
Hoover Dam and Lake Mead tour were an excellent adventure and I did not have to drive. Tour guide was excellent
Dec 06 2017
Please see above with regards to our Dam Tour was cancelled etc. and we received a Visitor ticket instead....also Lake Mead cruise see above comments ....thank you
Nov 14 2017
Fun tour! We had a hiccup at the Hoover Dam/generator tour - we were told the elevators weren’t working so couldn’t see the inside of the dam (several other reviews had same experience. I wouldn’t pay the extra for a short 10 minute video to ‘replace’ the inside Dam tour). The Dam itself is beautiful and amazing story!! Our hiccup was our tour bus driver’s time was off so we were left behind and missed our afternoon lunch cruise. No worries tho! Anthony (our driver) quickly got it worked out that we would go to the dinner cruise which was beautiful While light outside Dinner was awesome on the cruise! I’d stay away from the Dam generator tour (seems non-existent, and night time cruise just because you miss all the scenery once it’s dark). I have to say thank you to Grayline and Anthony for helping us achieve our tour goals readily when there was a snafu and I will use you again when I return (plus check the driver’s time!!). I tried to put a picture we took with Anthony but the software won’t let me access my photos, only take a new photo.
Aug 20 2017
Enjoyed the day , seamless service by Gray lines very professional, good value for money. We would recommend this trip, great for all ages.
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We pick up at most Las Vegas hotels before departing for the Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise Tour From Las Vegas. Experience this engineering man-made wonder of the world, one of the biggest and most successful government projects of it’s time.

Your professional driver / guide will provide expert narration on this roundtrip tour from Las Vegas while you enjoy a ride onboard a luxury motorcoach with airline-style reclining seats, foot rests, onboard restroom, air conditioning, and large vista view windows so you won't miss a thing.

The Desert Princess paddle wheeler cruises Lake Mead with views of the Hoover Dam and its amazing surroundings. Located less than an hour from Las Vegas, Lake Mead offers you the opportunity to take a break from the Neon Jungle of Las Vegas and enjoy a wonderful cruise aboard the Desert Princess, a real Mississippi Style Paddle Wheel Boat.

This authentic paddle wheel boat was built especially to cruise the cool & calm blue waters of Lake Mead. Cruise in climate-controlled comfort on one of the two enclosed decks or feel the wind in your hair and the desert sun on your face up top on the open promenade deck.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hoover Dam above and below the surface - the Government Guided V.I.P tour is included in your package. They will take you deep inside the Hoover Dam, showing you the inner workings of the Hoover Dam. You will get to see a video on the construction of the Hoover Dam, and you will receive a V.I.P pass that gives you access to the museum, monuments, gift shop, and newly opened Visitors Center.

The Hoover Dam is often called one of the 7 Man-Made Wonders of the World. Don’t miss your chance to stand on top of this amazing piece of American History!

Pickup & Starting Points

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