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Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Tour from Las Vegas

4.7 / 5 total 36 reviews
Duration: 8 hours
Tour ID: 2456
Overview

Experience the Hoover Dam & Lake Mead with 90 Minutes at the Hoover Dam and 90 Minutes on the Desert Princess a Mississippi Style Paddle Wheeler Boat.

We pick-up at most Las Vegas hotels before departing for the Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Cruise Tour from Las Vegas. Experience this engineering man-made wonder of the world, one of the biggest and most successful government projects of its time.

Your professional driver/guide will provide expert narration on this roundtrip tour from Las Vegas while you enjoy a ride onboard a luxury motorcoach with airline-style reclining seats, footrests, onboard restroom, air conditioning and large vista view windows so you won't miss a thing.

The Desert Princess paddle wheeler cruises Lake Mead with views of the Hoover Dam and its amazing surroundings. Located less than an hour from Las Vegas, Lake Mead offers you the opportunity to take a break from the Neon Jungle of Las Vegas and enjoy a wonderful cruise aboard the Desert Princess, a real Mississippi Style Paddle Wheel Boat.

This authentic paddle wheel boat was built especially to cruise the cool & calm blue waters of Lake Mead. Cruise in climate-controlled comfort on one of the two enclosed decks or feel the wind in your hair and the desert sun on your face up top on the open promenade deck.

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hoover Dam above and below the surface - the Government Guided V.I.P tour is included in your package. They will take you deep inside the Hoover Dam, showing you the inner workings of the Hoover Dam.

You will get to see a video on the construction of the Hoover Dam, and you will receive a V.I.P pass that gives you access to the museum, monuments, gift shop, and newly opened Visitors Center.

The Hoover Dam is often called one of the 7 Man-Made Wonders of the World, don't miss your chance to stand on top of this amazing piece of American History!

Highlights
  • 90 minute relaxing boat cruise on the Desert Princess, a real Mississippi-style Paddle Wheel Boat
  • Enjoy the cool, calm waters of Lake Mead
  • Deli-style meal served on the Desert Princess
  • Photo stop at the historic 'Welcome to Las Vegas' sign
  • Government guided VIP tour inside Hoover Dam
  • Self Guided tour of Ethel M's Chocolate Factory
  • Access to the newly opened visitors center, museum, monuments, and gift shop
  • Photo opportunities of the new Pat Tillman / Mike O' Callaghan Bypass Bridge
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 8 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This tour available, Monday Wednesday and SaturdaysThis tour available, Monday Wednesday and Saturdays
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick-up at most Las Vegas hotels
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Tour may be cancelled for a 90% refund when cancelled with at least 48hrs notice: withholding a 10% Service Fee. All tour are Non-refundable when cancelled within 48 hours of the Tours departure time.
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
Inclusions
  • Fees and park entry
  • Children 0-23 months ride free
Exclusions
  • Gratuity
Meeting Point
Pick up from most Las Vegas Hotels, give details at booking stage
Know Before You Go
  • If a motorcoach with a lift is required, we must have a 72-hour prior notification to the date of travel
  • All motorcoaches with lift equipment are subject to availability
  • All motorcoaches are DOT certified and are able to kneel to curb height
  • Service dogs are allowed to travel with the correct and current paperwork, small oxygen tanks are allowed
  • All reservations must be confirmed 24 hours prior to travel date
  • 24-hour prior cancellation policy in effect for all tours
  • Passengers who have a pacemaker will not be able to go inside the Hoover Dam due to the electromagnets in use inside
  • No food or drink is allowed inside the Hoover Dam
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Reviewed by rose_lady30 CA   May 04, 2018
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What an awesome tour this was! I will never forget it! The Grayline Company are friendly, funny, professional and also helpful. Absolutely, organized and efficient in collaborating a group of people to enjoy such a fabulous tour. This man-made attraction will leave you in *Awe* and Jaw- dropping. I highly recommend this company. This tour. Our driver, Devin was a hoot!! Not, only was he informative in telling us a lot of history. But, professionally as well. Awesome tour guide. Our dinner on the cruise. Fabulous! The Staff were wonderful as well.. Just an awesome and wonderful day!!!
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Reviewed by ge0rge27 CA   April 25, 2018
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Today had a tour called "Hoover Dam-Lake Mead Cruise" tour from Las Vegas. Picked up at 7:35 drove around for an hour, picked up nobody and were still on the strip. Expected to have a dam tour but instead were sent on the powerhouse tour, not the same. Everything else, bus, driver, lunch boat and tour were fine. Once again, the driver, Bud, made the day.
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Reviewed by Mae M GB   April 20, 2018
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Amazing tour. Our driver, Adrian, was courteous, knowledgeable,and well informed. This trip fulfilled some of the the things I have wanted to do and places I have wanted to see.
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Reviewed by DWBSask CA   April 16, 2018
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We really wanted to see Hoover Dam and thought adding the Lake Mead Cruise would be nice. The lineup at the dam was very long and we were told it wasn't as busy as it could be. We had 1.5 hours at the dam but we were 1 hour in line for the power plant tour. By the time we got back to the surface from the tour inside the dam, we only had 10 minutes to get back to the bus. There were two other groups on the bus that were late getting back to the bus and we almost missed out boat cruise. The driver called ahead and had them delayed the cruise. I wish we would have had more time to walk around the top of the dam and take photos. The power plant tour was interesting but I would have rather spent my time walking around the outside. The lunch cruise was very nice. I'm glad we added it to the tour. Drinks were available on the boat and they made a great Bloody Mary. Our bus driver/ tour guide was very good. Knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Reviewed by pattij102 US   April 10, 2018
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Visited Hoover Dam and did the Lake Mead Cruise. The deli style lunch that was included in our package was delish. If you wanted, you could also order from the grill. Alcohol was available, but we did not imbibe.They gave alot of history and facts about the dam and the Lake as we enjoyed a relazing, if chilly ride. There was plenty of indoor seating, so you do not have to worry about being cold on the ride. To learn alot and see the Dam from a different prespective, I highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Erin M IE   April 08, 2018
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Fun family boat ride to see lake mead and the Hoover dam. Reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.
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Reviewed by Jan R US   April 02, 2018
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A great tour! Impressed with the departure terminal as a nice variety of snacks and drinks. Very clean premises and the Grayline bus was immaculate and very comfortable. Our tour guide Jerry was informative and very personable. The Hoover Dam tour was very nice and our fears of the children loosing interest didn't happen. They were excited as we went down below the damn (5 stories!) and viewed the turbines and inter working of the dam. Then we were off to Lake Mead for lunch and tour on the paddle boat Desert Princess. Great deli lunch and we enjoyed viewing all of the lake on each of the 3 decks. Last stop at Ethel M's chocolate factory and cactus garden which was amazing with great chocolates and activities for the kids. Overall, an excellent experience with great comfort, tour guide and places to see. We really felt as though we received allot of value on this tour from Grayline.
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Reviewed by Judy L CA   March 27, 2018
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This was a good tour, well organized and run like clockwork. We toured Hoover dam, then enjoyed a nice deli lunch and cruise on lake mead. The recorded commentary on the boat was hard to hear, esp. Inside when eating lunch, but once we went and stood under a speaker outside it was good. Unfortunately, there was an elevator Problem at Hoover dam, so we're not able to ride down to see the inner workings of the dam. This was of no fault of the tour, but it was a bit disappointing. We also were granted the tour of the chocolate factory, cactus garden and photo Stop at the Las Vegas sign. There is a lot packed into this tour, and made possible by the great clockwork planning.
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Reviewed by DBWSask US   February 18, 2018
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We really wanted to see Hoover Dam and thought adding the Lake Mead Cruise would be nice. The lineup at the dam was very long and we were told it wasn't as busy as it could be. We had 1.5 hours at the dam but we were 1 hour in line for the power plant tour. By the time we got back to the surface from the tour inside the dam, we only had 10 minutes to get back to the bus. There were two other groups on the bus that were late getting back to the bus and we almost missed out boat cruise. The driver called ahead and had them delayed the cruise. I wish we would have had more time to walk around the top of the dam and take photos. The power plant tour was interesting but I would have rather spent my time walking around the outside. The lunch cruise was very nice. I'm glad we added it to the tour. Drinks were available on the boat and they made a great Bloody Mary. Our bus driver/ tour guide was very good. Knowledgeable and entertaining.
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Reviewed by wendy L Evanston, Illinois US   January 24, 2018
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First let me say, that Hoover Dam was a wonder. Well worth the visit. However, the time allotted to us was not enough to enjoy the area around the dam. We did the tour, and were able to spend 10 minutes or so on the observation deck, then we hustled back to the bus, so as not to be late. The Lake Mead cruise was relaxing and just the right length (90 minutes). Lunch on board was welcome (sandwich, chips, fruit and beverage). We did not, however, have a lot of free time to shop at the pier beforehand, and none after. But those are only minor points. The biggest issue we had was getting around. Pick ups took at least 90 minutes. Traffic, latecomers and numerous hotel stops were to blame. We wish we had been given the option to go to the Grayline terminal on our own, as we could have slept later. Traffic to the Dam was awful, which resulted in us having less time to sightsee once we got there. After our Ethel M. Chocolate Factory stop (25 minutes) we headed back to town, where once again we encountered horrible traffic. In addition, drop offs started at Fremont Street and continued south well past the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Someone who was at the last stop computed their travel time at 90 minutes! Unacceptable. Scores of passengers left the bus before their stops just to get off and do something other than sit on the bus for so long. In no way was this the driver's fault. We loved the places we went, but literally 6 of our 10 hours (start to finish), were spent on the road. Not what we expected (thus the 3 out of 5 stars). Grayline, please reconsider the planning aspect of this trip,
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Reviewed by James K US   December 20, 2017
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My wife and I are senior citizens and, like many other senior citizens, own a Passport to Your National Parks. So our bucket list is to visit as many National Parks as possible and verify our visits by collecting the stamps available at the Parks' Visitors Centers. Needless t say we were miffed and greatly disappointed when our tour did not make a stop at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area's Visitor Center so that we could obtain the stamp offered at this location. This plus the brevity of the tour of the Dam is why I rate this tour average.
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Reviewed by Kathy F US   December 02, 2017
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What a great day! Not only learned a lot about Hoover Dam but also Las Vegas in general- thanks Mark! You added so much to the experience. Lake Mead cruise just the right length (90 minutes) as it was hot! So glad we did this, worth every penny
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Reviewed by Sylvia Liken GB   October 14, 2017
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A great day out. The boat trip was lovely and our whole family really enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend this tour if you come to Vegas and want to see the Grand Canyon.
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Reviewed by Sal US   September 28, 2017
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The tour itself was good and I really liked our driver but I really didn't appreciate the fact that I had to walk to a different hotel to be picked up. The walk was not far but I am a young woman (29) that was alone and had to walk back in the dark at the end of the tour. There was no reason I couldn't be dropped off at my hotel, as I was the only person getting off at the hotel they dropped me off at. I thought that was really lazy and unnecessary.
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Reviewed by Mrs Lacie Curns in Michigan US   September 24, 2017
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Loved it! Wish we would have been able to stay at the dam longer than 2 hours, 3 would have been perfect. It was too short of time with as many people as were there.
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Reviewed by Pepijn NL   September 03, 2017
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Tour was easy to book Driver very informative Pleasant Made Tour Special
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Reviewed by Ms Bridget Bond GB   August 19, 2017
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Staff friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Very efficient. I would recommend to friends, minus the lunch.
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Reviewed by JoJo2001 US   August 18, 2017
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Thank you for a wonderful day. Easy to book and perfect from start to finish.
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Reviewed by Ms Joyce Anderson in Anchorage, Alaska US   August 13, 2017
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Enjoyed both the tour and cruise. Would recommend the bus driver inform the tour participants that no food is permitted on the Hoover Dam tour. We had just bought food items at the Gray Line terminal and placed them in our backpack which we took with us on the tour. We had our binoculars and sun screen and other items as well in the backpack. We had to leave the food items at the check in area for the Hoover Dam. The other option was to go back to the bus. A simple announcement would have been helpful as there was at least one other couple, that we know of, that was in the same predicament.
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Reviewed by BOBee US   August 11, 2017
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PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT THANK YOU
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