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Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour on the Desert Princess

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From 100.00
Duration 8 Hours




Experience the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead on a Mississippi style paddle wheeler boat! You'll be at each spot for 90 minutes. Enjoy the cool, calm waters of Lake mead. Deli style meal served on the Desert Princess

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour Highlights

  • 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

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour Inclusions

  • Fees and park entry
  • Children 0 - 23 Months Ride Free

Tour Exclusions

  • 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


The following items are prohibited on our motor coach tours due to security restrictions at the Hoover Dam: Luggage, Large Backpacks, Suit Cases, Briefcases, Coolers, and Alcohol. If an item has not been listed please verify with your reservations agent prior to booking.

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85% of reviewers liked this tour
Sep 10 2018
Great job. Nice staff. Punctual, courteous, friendly and professional.
Aug 31 2018
The Hoover Dam was very knowledgeable and it was overwhelming how the men that built the bridge did that work so many years ago. The staff was very knowledgeable! The Lake Mead Cruise was wonderful to be on the water and the staff was fantastic! It is a beautiful boat!
Aug 06 2018
The Lake Mead tour was cancelled without notice (again, Gray Lines told us they notified us the day before but we didn't receive anything by phone or email) . We had planned this trip to take a longer time and could have booked tickets for something else that night had we known we'd be back in Las Vegas sooner. We probably would have also gone with the other company we were looking at. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------The bus driver was friendly and the bus was clean. The actual tour was great. However, those of us who had lunch included were dropped off at a remote location with a promise that the bus driver would be back (I think he said in 90 minutes). He showed up over an hour late (blaming traffic, which could have been the case but doesn't excuse poor planning on the part of the company). He showed up an hour later than promised, making the chocolate factory/cactus garden stop only 20 minutes. It wasn't nearly enough time--if you can't make it long enough to make it worth stopping, the bus shouldn't stop. Even with a shortened stop, the couple sitting in front of us was late for the show they had booked that evening and everyone arrived in Las Vegas later than promised.
Jun 16 2018
I have done this tour twice now and both times the same reason was given for the unavailabilty of the Paddle boat not working and not being able to get down into engine room at the hoover dam. This was the reason I booked the tour sounds like this happens often. It was pretty disappointing.

Tour Itinerary

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!

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A $10.00 Per Person Fee Will Be Charged On Date Changes Within 24 Hours Of Tour Date


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