Your friends may look at you funny when you say you are going on a boat ride to see the desert animals but not for long. This 2 level boat is the perfect sightseeing vessel to cruise Saguaro Lake with a partial lower level air-conditioned section and includes two bathrooms and a snack bar. Take a look at what The Desert Belle has to say about this desert/lake adventure.
Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been plowing the waters of Saguaro Lake for over forty years. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on one of her 90 minute narrated public cruises and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls, and dramatic desert vistas. The perfect spot to bring out-of-town guests. Private cruises are also available for an unforgettable wedding, birthday, anniversary, or office party. Whatever you choose, The Desert Belle is a unique way to enjoy all the beauty that Arizona has to offer.
Arizona’s Best Kept Secret!
This relaxing, narrated cruise is entertaining as well educational for nature lovers of all ages!
Saguaro Lake is located within the Tonto National Forest, just 20 minutes from Mesa, Arizona. Experience the magnificence of both desert beauty and natural wildlife of one of the Valley’s hidden treasures, spectacular Saguaro Lake.
Witness the flora and fauna first-hand, as you navigate pristine Sonoran desert canyons. Watch birds of prey soaring high on desert thermals as you photograph breath-taking desert vistas.
Along the way, we’ll see:
Geological Formations – The beauty created by wind and water over millions of years on the desert landscape
Flora – Prickly pear, barrel, jumping cholla and majestic Saguaro cacti, mesquite, ironwood and Arizona’s state tree, the Palo Verde
Desert fauna – Both predators and prey, including ring-tailed cats, bobcats, mountain lions, coyotes, javalina, bighorn sheep and deer
Avian Species – Vultures, falcons, eagles, hawks and many others to catch your eye
Want music with that?
Take a look at the Desert Belle blog for dates of special events including music cruises here. Information on tickets and reservation can be found here.
7202 E Ho Road, Suite C at Tom Darlington Road
Carefree, Arizona 85377