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Lake Mead Cruise & Hoover Dam

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

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'.

Experience Includes

  • 7.5 hour tour exploring Lake Mead and the hoover Dam
  • Enjoy a 90-minute scenic cruise on Lake Mead aboard a Mississippi-style paddlewheeler
  • Light grilled lunch aboard the cruise
  • 2 hours to observe and take pictures of the Hoover Dam
  • All access to the Visitor's Center, exhibit areas, movie room and observation deck
  • Pick-up and drop off from Las Vegas hotels
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach transportation

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Additional food and beverages


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

Start times



Around 7.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • 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.