The narrated cruise is entertaining and educational. The double-deck boat features a lower level, which is partially air-conditioned, while the upper deck has awnings to protect guests from the Arizona sunshine. Remember, dress appropriately for the weather, and it is highly recommended that you bring a hat, sunglasses, and use sunscreen. And, don't forget to bring your camera or smart phone to capture some fabulous photos.

And yes, there is a snack bar on board, featuring beer, wine, water and soft drinks. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and two bathrooms are also available.

Life jackets are on board for every passenger, and Arizona Law requires that all children ages 12 and under wear life jackets.

For ticketing information, and other details please visit the Desert Belle website.

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iocn I brought my 3 girls to do the 90 minute cruise. We were welcomed by the staff and the cafe prices on-board were super cheap! The captain was very informative educating us about all the nature and wildlife along the way. We really enjoyed this cruise and I would definitely suggest it to anyone looking for a little relaxation!

iocn Our family of 8 went on this cruise with 3 young boys ages 4, 7, and 10. The captain did an exceptional job pointing out areas of interest, providing information, and giving the occassional joke. The scenery is wonderful and we saw an eagle fly right by us. This is definetly a must and you will not be disappointed with the scenery and opportunity for some great photos.

iocn Daily cruises on Saguaro Lake are great joy. Take the last one, at sunset, and enjoy beautiful views of the lake, the saguaro and wildlife. We saw a Bald Eagle nest with parents, a Bighorn who had come to the water to drink and some blue herons.The Captain kept us entertained with story about Arizona trivia and flora and fauna. There was food and wine to purchase. After the cruise you can go grab a burger at the restaurant above the marina.

iocn Terrific one and one-half hour tour over the Lake's ten mile length. Views include both the cliffs and the desert. Our captain shared many good stories and jokes, too. Cost of trip was a good value. Suggest you make reservations.

iocn My husband and I enjoyed the cruise around the lake. It wasn't too long or too short. I sat down initially when we boarded, and then didn't sit the rest of the cruise, as my camera was getting great photos. I highly recommend a polarizing filter for photos, as the sun is pretty intense and washes out the photos otherwise. We enjoyed seeing the crested saguaro cactus which is extremely rare. The rock formations were amazing. It is a pleasant sightseeing trip and the staff was super courteous.