The Dolly Steamboat

If you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening looking at the beautiful flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran Desert, consider a cruise on the secluded inner waterways of the Junior Grand Canyon on Canyon Lake. 

Nestled in the heart of the Superstition Mountains lies spectacular Canyon Lake, home of The Dolly Steamboat. Canyon Lake is one of the lakes closest to the Greater Phoenix area, southeast of Phoenix in Apache Junction, Arizona. View the majestic desert big horn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other wildlife, water fowl and birds. 

Experience the unique ambiance as you travel through the waters of Canyon Lake. Listen as your captain recounts the legends and lore of the mysterious Superstition Mountains and shares stories of the history of the Apache Trail, Canyon Lake, the flora and fauna of the lower Sonoran Desert, and the legend of the Lost Dutchman's Gold. Expect to be treated with outstanding service and personal attention to your every need. During the 1.5-hour, 6-mile cruise you may see desert bighorn sheep, bald eagles and a host of other animals, easily viewed from the decks of the Dolly. 

Dining on the Lake 

Enjoy a dinner for two aboard the Twilight Dinner Cruise on Canyon Lake, as you take in the grandeur of the nightly cruise and the ambiance of the twilight. Observe Canyon Lake wildlife as they settle in for the evening and chefs prepare a twilight cruise dinner menu you will never forget. 

If you're looking to learn something new about astronomy while enjoying a great dinner, make a reservation for the astronomy cruise dinner aboard the Dolly Steamboat as you take the "Mark Twain" voyage and enjoy a presentation of the solar system led by Dr. Sky - while you relax and admire the fantastic scenery. Dr. Sky will be available for questions throughout the evening as he interprets the constellations in a way that all can understand. Dr. Sky breaks down the solar system as you view the night sky aboard the Dolly. His mission is to encourage people to look up to the heavens with awe and curiosity. 

The Dolly Steamboat operates year-round and is available for a variety of open cruises, private charters, weddings, rehearsal dinners, board retreats, off-site meetings and special occasions of all kinds. While visiting Arizona, be sure to take a trip aboard the Dolly Steamboat for an unforgettable "mini- vacation" and see for yourself why there's nothing quite like a ride on Arizona's Dolly Steamboat.

Nearby hotels

Country Inn andamp; Suites by Radisson, Mesa, AZ - Hotel Exterior
18.41 mi / 29.63 km from The Dolly Steamboat
721 reviews