Why Visit Lake Mead?

If you are looking for a quick and short escape from Las Vegas, Lake Mead Cruise Tour is the perfect answer. Registered as a National Historic Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark, so there’s so much to see and learn.

Formed by Hoover Dam’s taming effects on the Colorado River, Lake Mead is one of the largest reservoirs in the United States.

When in full capacity, Lake Mead is actually the largest reservoir in the United States.

What’s Included In The Lake Mead Cruise Tour?

  • Complimentary hotel pickups and drop-off in the downtown area and Las Vegas Boulevard
  • Professional expert guides
  • Bottled water
  • Your admission tickets and all taxes

What’s Not Included In Your Tour?

  • Food and drinks (except water)
  • Gratuity for the driver

Lake Mead Cruises has been catering to locals and visitors alike for years, offering an unforgettable way to experience the beauty of one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders of the World.

We will begin our tour with an approximately one hour and 30 minute visit to the Hoover Dam where you will witness what has been called one of America’s Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders of the World. Next you will enjoy a relaxing 90 minute deli lunch cruise aboard the Desert Princess, an authentic three level Mississippi style paddle wheeler.

As you cruise the water of Lake Mead you will view the unparalleled sight of Hoover Dam and the steep canyon walls that surround it. DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA! You will have lots of opportunities for great photos & videos.

Lake Mead Cruise Highlights

• Experience both the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.
• Enjoy the cool, calm waters of Lake Mead while dining on the Desert Princess.
• Photo opportunities of the new Pat Tillman / Mike O’Callaghan Bypass Bridge

  1. Pickup From Hotel 08:00 AM

    We start our pickup at 8:00 AM.

  2. Depart from Las Vegas 08:30 AM

    Departing from terminal or last hotel.

  3. Arrive at the Hoover Dam 09:15 - 10:45 AM

    Arrive at Hoover Dam, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States.

    Enjoy an hour and a half to explore the exterior of the dam on foot. Take pictures of the magnificent drop in the Colorado River from many angles.

  4. Dine on Desert Princess 10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

    Hop on a Desert Princess, the famous Mississippi-style Paddle Wheeler Boat, and dine while we float along the Mead Lake.

  5. Head back to Las Vegas 12:35 PM

    Return to the Christianson Tours bus and head back to Las Vegas. We’ll leave with a beautiful memory of the Lake Mead Cruise.

  1. How long is the Lake Mead Cruise tour?

    It is a 6-hour tour. We pick up and drop you off the same day from Vegas. Pickups start between 8-8:20 AM depending on your hotel and you will get back to town at around 1-1:30 PM.

  2. What is there to do at Lake Mead?

    Take pictures, enjoy the sceneries, collect unforgettable memories…

    Basically, Lake Mead is a relaxing place to take in the scenic Southwestern landscapes like no other place.

  3. How far is the Hoover Dam from Las Vegas?

    Hoover Dam is only about 30-45 minutes from Las Vegas by our bus!

  4. How far is Lake Mead from Hoover Dam?

    Lake Mead is only about a 15-minute drive from Hoover Dam, making Lake Mead and Hoover Dam the perfect combination for a day tour or half-day tour from Las Vegas.

  5. Is face mask required during the tour?

    Yes, a mask is required. Especially entertaining the Lake Mead Cruise, as this is the “new normal”. There will also be temperature checks of each person.

  6. Can I bring alcohol to this trip?

    No. No firearms or alcohol are permitted on any Christianson Tours vehicles.

  7. Are there any prohibited items?

    Due to security restrictions at the Hoover Dam, the following items are PROHIBITED:
    • luggage
    • large backpacks
    • suitcases
    • briefcases
    • coolers

    If you are not sure, please verify with us prior to booking.

  8. I have walking issues, would this tour be okay for me?

    Yes. These tours do not have any heavy hiking but it does require some walking.

  9. How does payment work?

    When you book a tour, we accept cash and major credit cards for methods of payment.

    Child discount is for children 12 years and younger that is accompanied by an adult.

    Christianson Tours payment methods

  10. Can I cancel the tour?

    If you wish to cancel the trip, please contact us or your agent 24 hours in advance, otherwise, your deposit may be forfeited. You should ask your agent for more information; Christianson Tours does not have possession of that deposit.

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