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Dolly Steamboat

Take a Cruise on Arizona's Canyon Lake


Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake

Dolly Steamboat at Canyon Lake

© Judy Hedding

The Dolly Steamboat is a 103 foot replica of a riverboat that has been pleasing Arizona residents and visitors for more than 20 years with tours on Canyon Lake. Although Dolly Steamboat doesn't travel the entire length of the 10-mile long Canyon Lake, you will pass Mormon Flat Dam on your leisurely and enjoyable lake cruise.

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Canyon Lake is one of the lakes closest to the Greater Phoenix area, southeast of Phoenix in Apache Junction, Arizona. It is on the Apache Trail, probably the best known scenic drive in central Arizona.

The Dolly Steamboat has a 1.5 hour minute-narrated nature cruise and a 2.5 hour twilight dinner cruise. The trip takes place on a popular, lovely lake through the scenic canyon. If you are lucky, you'll see some local wildlife on the daytime cruises! From time to time, there are lunch cruises, astronomy cruises, and other special events.

See pictures of Dolly Steamboat and Canyon Lake.

When does Dolly Steamboat operate?

The Dolly Steamboat operates all year long, rain or shine.

Where is it?

The Dolly Steamboat cruises Canyon Lake in Apache Junction. Here's a map and directions. It will take you about 1-1/2 hours from most points in Phoenix, longer from the northwest parts of the Valley. You should plan to be there half an hour early. There is a restaurant at the Canyon Lake Marina if you want to eat before your cruise.

How do I get tickets and how much are they?

You can purchase tickets online or by phone to 480-827-9144.

Narrated Nature Cruise (Jan 2014): Adults: $22
Seniors (60+): $20
Children 5 - 12: $12
4 and under: free

Twilight Dinner Cruise (Jan 2014): Adults: $64.95
Children 5 - 12: $36.95
4 and under: free if they don't eat
Prices include tax and gratuity. Parking is free.

Astronomy Cruise, Includes Dinner (Jan 2014): Adults: $72.95
Children 5 - 12: $44.95
4 and under: free if they don't eat
Prices include tax and gratuity. Parking is free.

Do you have pictures?

Yes! Enjoy this Dolly Steamboat photo gallery.

What if I have more questions?

For more information, contact the Dolly Steamboat at 480-827-9144 or visit Dolly Steamboat online.

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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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