We at Hacienda del Desierto just returned from a tour that included the experience of cruising beautiful Canyon Lake on the Dolly Steamboat in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, just northeast of Phoenix. The captain was knowledgeable about the area and pointed out bighorn sheep right next to the lake and eagles up on the cliffs. For 1 1/2 hours he pointed out the wildlife and geology of the lake area. The Dolly steamboat provides protection from the sun or rain but also allows guests to walk outside on the open deck to experience the breezes and a better view of wildlife. We like to point out to our guests what Arizona has to offer not only in Southern Arizona but in other parts of our state. We’ve lived in Arizona since the early 50’s and never taken advantage of this lovely boating experience and will recommend it often.
Located on the historic Apache Trail (Highway 88) not far from Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona. Nature Cruises, Twilight Dinner Cruises and Astronomy Cruises are available year round.