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Reservations: 1-702-948-4190
FAQ Text Only: 775-382-2816

Lake Mead Cruises Tour from Las Vegas, with Round Trip Transportation

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Take a ride on the Desert Princess for amazing views of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam on a 90 minute guided cruise on America’s largest manmade reservoir.

Tour Highlights
  • Lake Mead
  • Desert Princess Cruise
  • Hoover Dam

When you arrive at Lake Mead Cruises’ Landing, home port to the “Desert Princess”; meet our honorary greeting committee of huge fish and colorful ducks. Smile for our Friendly Camera Crew as you board our Mississippi River Style Paddlewheeler.

Lake Mead is 110 miles long, but keep in mind the “Desert Princess” has a top end speed of only about 7 miles an hour. What you see here is very different from lakes in other part of the country; there are not trees along the shore; we are high desert with a beautiful background of mountains and lots of desert vegetation; often we see desert sheep going up what appear to be sheer cliffs – their hooves have a Velcro-like substance that helps them cling. Hoover Dam is another highlight; truly magnificent at any time of day. Viewing the spectacular Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is a bonus! The mountains vary in color from granite to flaming red, and every hour of the day they look different. It is very beautiful here, and we never tire of just looking out over the lake for a brief respite from reality. There is also an extinct volcano with a flat top called Fortification Mountain. There is a lot to look at and enjoy while you peacefully cruise over the sparkling waters of Lake Mead with no stops! Upon return to port, your boarding photos are ready and available for optional purchase.

Mid-day Sightseeing cruises are fully narrated with Paddlewheel Grill and beverage bar available to purchase fom. Our Friendly Captain welcomes passengers to the pilot house for outstanding photo opportunities with him! This cruise includes viewing of the magnificent Hoover Dam and the spectacular Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. Full Service Bar and Paddle Wheel Grill available.

Enjoy a beautiful trip to nature, cruising on Lake Mead.  View the spectacular desert lake, mountains and surroundings as you take a narrated cruise from the port to near Hoover Dam, which created the lake.  Lunch is available for purchase while aboard.  The cruise last 90 minutes and operates daily.  This includes transportation from Las Vegas to Lake Mead and return.  Price also includes entry into Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  This is a memorable trip and is a great way to experience the majestic natural beauty outside of Las Vegas.  


Tour Tips & Info

Pick up & Meet Location

  • We offer hotel pickup service for guests on the Las Vegas strip between the Mandalay Bay and the Golden Nugget. Guests who are staying off the strip or outside of the pickup zone can meet at one of 5 strip locations.


Departure: 10:30 am  |   Duration: 6 hrs *All times are approximate

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellation made up to 3 days prior to arrival date – NO Cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations/No-shows 0-3 days prior to arrival – FULL cancellation fee.
  • Lake Mead Cruises is located inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The National Park Service charges a fee to enter the area, which is included in this price.
  • Children under 2 may participate at no charge.
  • A valid US photo ID or passport and voucher must be presented to redeem.
  • Outside food or beverage besides water not permitted onto the Landing or Desert Princess. Lunch is available for purchase while on-board.