For the safety of our passengers and crew INDOOR SEATING WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE on our public cruises. Please dress accordingly. Face coverings are required for ALL PASSENGERS boarding the Desert Belle. Rows of chairs are spaced six feet apart and may NOT BE REARRANGED. Due to this limited seating, groups of six or more may not always be able to sit together.

Desert Belle

Explore Saguaro Lake on a tour boat cruise.
Beautiful sightseeing tours daily.

Saguaro Lake Tour Boat With Daily Sightseeing Cruises

Desert Belle Cruises

Originally launched in 1964, the Desert Belle has been cruising the waters of Saguaro Lake for over fifty years. Relax in air-conditioned comfort on one of her 80 minute narrated cruises and see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls and dramatic desert vistas. This is the perfect spot for both Arizona residents and out-of-town guests. Private charters 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.


Enjoy an 80 minute cruise describing the History, Geology, Geography and Wildlife native to the Sonoran Desert narrated live by a coastguard certified captain! Group rates apply for 10 or more adult passengers!



Live music are offered almost every weekend and they feature some of the most talented musicians and bands in the Phoenix metro. These cruises are a favorite amongst Arizona locals. Music ranges from classic rock to country.

Wine Cruise


Wine cruises are offered most Wednesdays. They are the perfect way to relax in the middle of the week. Come sip on great wine and listen to fantastic live music all while cruising Saguaro Lake at sunset!


Desert Belle Private Charters

The Desert Belle is the perfect spot to host your next big event! We are one of the most unique venues in the area. We host corporate events, team buildings, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries and much more. Whatever you are celebrating, we want to help. For more information click the button below, email us at or give us a call at 480-984-2425 x 3.

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We have been to Arizona quite a lot, and didn't even know about this tour! We had such a peaceful day on the Lake. It was very informative and so beautiful. You just cannot go wrong. It is a steal at this price. You will love it! We are for sure going again . . . probably every time we are in Mesa. Oh, those beautiful mountains and cactus!

Jane B.
Jane B.Idaho Falls, Idaho

Enjoyed it! We thought this was a very nice thing to do and enjoyed our cruise. The guide/captain was very informative, and it's a wonderful cruise.

Beth Anne K.
Beth Anne K.Halstead, Kansas

I've heard of this tour a few times before I decided to try it. My sister was visiting Arizona so I wanted to show her around and this was a great idea . . . Worth trying if you live here or if you're visiting from another state.

Abir L.
Abir L.Mesa, AZ

One of the best tours we took while visiting Phoenix. My sister even said that she enjoyed this tour more than our visit to the Grand Canyon! It was only approx an hour drive from Phoenix and well worth it. The views on this tour are amazing! Our tour guide was Captain John and he was fantastic. He did a great job explaining the history of the lake, Arizona, and the animals that live there. Throughout the tour he would point out animals and we were able to see a few bald eagles! Well worth the money for this tour, the views alone are breathtaking!

Christina F.
Christina F.Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

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