Phoenix Metropolitan Area
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Our most recommended Phoenix Metropolitan Area Cruises & Boat Tours

  • From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

    1. From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

    Come join us on an adventurous tour along the Apache Trail and into the Sonora desert, then take a cruise on Dolly Steamboat through Canyon Lake. Driving into the Superstition Mountains, you will visit Tortilla Flat, a quaint Arizona town with a population of 6! Next, relax on a 90-minute cruise over picturesque Canyon Lake, with its magnificent desert surroundings. Don't forget your camera, as this is the ideal platform from which to snap postcard-perfect landscape photos. Your guide will then lead you into the desert for an explanation of the local flora, including the majestic Saguaro cactus and Arizona's state tree, the Palo Verde.

  • Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

    2. Sonoran Desert: Guided 2-Hour UTV Adventure

    Hop in, buckle up, turn the switch, and hit the trail in the toughest vehicle the Sonoran Desert has ever seen. The 4-seat UTV can be filled to capacity and can still climb trails, crawl boulders, and zip all over the desert without breaking a sweat. Whether you're craving adventure or simply want to enjoy some sightseeing at your own pace, this UTV is dialed in to deliver. With electric power steering, a thrilling V-Twin engine, and towing capacity to take everything with you, this exhilarating drive handles like a dream. 

  • Apache Trail Small Group Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

    3. Apache Trail Small Group Tour with Canyon Lake Cruise

    With daily departures and convenient pick-up points from most Phoenix metro area hotels, this is the tour to take for a journey to Apache country. You will experience the true spirit of the Sonoran Desert on a full day’s outing. Once you’ve met your guide at your hotel, depart for a drive east in to the Superstition Mountains. You will wind through spectacular Sonoran Desert landscape on the way to Canyon Lake. Before you get there, rest at Goldfield Ghost Town, a fun and fascinating replica of an 1890s mining town. Admission is free, but there are some extras that you might want to enjoy, such as a ride on Arizona’s only narrow gauge train as it circuits the town perimeter. Pan for gold or watch an old West gun fight if you get the chance, or simply stroll and explore the historic buildings and stores. Next you will travel to Tortilla Flat, an authentic remnant of an old West town t...

    It was a pleasure to visit such exotic places with such a gentlemen we have as a tour guide. It was a marvelous experience!!!

  • From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

    4. From Scottsdale/Phoenix: Apache Trail Day Tour

    Be collected in a luxurious SUV or van at 9:30 AM from your accommodation in Phoenix or Scottsdake. Travel into the heart of the Superstition Mountain Range and along the Apache Trail. A licensed tour guide will provide a useful narration throughout the day.  Make your first stop at the old gold mining ghost town of Goldfield located at the base of the neighboring Superstition Mountain range. Spend 45 minutes checking out the historic shops and see how it was in the Old West. Then, hit the Apache Trail and take in the amazing views of the Superstitions and the Sonoran Desert along the trail. Reach Canyon Lake for a 90-minute sightseeing journey on an old-fashioned sternwheeler steamboat across the lake. Upon return to the shore, travel down the road to one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the Southwest, which was the site of where a lot of gold was mined in the late 1800s known as Tor...

  • Phoenix: Lake Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Tour

    5. Phoenix: Lake Kayaking & Paddle Boarding Tour

    Enjoy a fun and relaxing tour on Saguaro Lake, situated between the rugged Superstition Mountains and the towering Four Peaks. Try your hand at either paddling an inflatable kayak or balancing and manoeuvring a stand-up paddle board. The lake is an indispensable oasis in the vast Sonoran Desert, attracting a multitude of birds and wildlife.  Take the time to appreciate the surrounding mountain peaks, giant saguaro cactus, and flora unique to this ecosystem. Your guides are always available to teach you the natural history of the area and give you expert paddling instruction. Spot many importance species of wildlife in this diverse desert reservoir, such as bald eagles, desert bighorn sheep, and numerous examples of reptiles and amphibians. As a foraging area of the famous Salt River horses, you can marvel at these beautiful animals as they graze along the shore. This tour is suitable f...

  • Arizona Apache Trail Tour: Ghost Town & Canyon Lake Day Trip

    6. Arizona Apache Trail Tour: Ghost Town & Canyon Lake Day Trip

    Spend a day in the Old West only a short drive from the city to discover the infamous Apache Trail. Take a tour inside the once-prosperous Goldfield Goldmine. Get your “rattlesnakes” in at Lulu’s Bordello or the reptile exhibit. Have lunch among the cowboys at Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon, and experience many more attractions of the Old West.

    Be treated to a scenic steamboat cruise on Canyon Lake. Board the famous Dolly Steamboat and enjoy a 6-mile cruise along the 1,300ft. volcanic walls surrounding the lake. Get the opportunity to see bald eagles, bighorn sheep, red-tailed hawks, and many other desert animals.

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What people are saying about Phoenix Metropolitan Area

A wonderful tour with Dan

This tour was well worth the money. We were picked up at the motel. After the minibus had all the guests together, we went into the Sonoran Desert. There Dan showed us many types of kateen on the Apatschi Trail and explained them with a lot of knowledge. He shortened the way to Canyon Lake with a lot of explanations. When we arrived at the lake, we took a boat called Dolly on a 1 1/2 hour tour. We could even see a sea eagle. The ride was excellent. Then we went to a small museum village for lunch. In this lively pub you could see a lot of old things that led back to the gold mining town. The journey home at over 40 degrees was bearable in an air-conditioned minibus. In this way, many thanks to Dan.

Our trip was so awesome!! The views were amazing!! The best feature was the kindness of our guide. He was knowledgeable of the area, and extremely helpful and caring. Wonderful!! Absolutely amazing day!!

Beautiful & educational

Steve educaed us on the AZ trees and cactus we never could have gotten on our own. A beautiful trail, museums, lunch and cruise. The cruise was equally as educational. Worth the time and the money.

It was a pleasure to visit such exotic places with such a gentlemen we have as a tour guide. It was a marvelous experience!!!

unforgettable experience and Chad our guide knows the region extremely well