Desert Belle F.A.Q

Do You Have Questions? We have Answers. If you have a question that is not listed here, please email or call 480-984-2425.

To guarantee a seat on board, you must purchase tickets in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express online at or by calling 480-984-2425.

Phoenix: 35-45 minutes
Mesa: 20-30 minutes
Scottsdale: 25-35 minutes
Glendale: 45-60 minutes
Tempe: 25-30 minutes
Tucson: 2 hours
Cave Creek: 45-60 minutes
Sun City: 50 -60 minutes

Please note that all times are approximate, and depend heavily on traffic conditions, your starting point, and time of day.

(In Arizona, it’s part of our culture to describe distance by how long it takes to arrive there.)

On the relaxing 80 minute Narration Cruise you will see exotic Arizona wildlife, towering canyon walls, and dramatic desert vistas. It’s the perfect spot to bring out-of-town guests because it allows you to experience the magnificent desert beauty and natural wildlife of spectacular Saguaro Lake—one of the Valley’s hidden treasures.

There is a snack bar on the boat that serves bottled water/soda, beer, wine, cocktails, popcorn and various other snacks. Credit cards only are accepted. All bags are subject to search.

We gladly welcome ADA Service Animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Comfort Animals are not considered Service Animals under ADA guidelines.

Children (3-12 years old) must purchase a child ticket. Children (0-2 year olds) will need to purchase an infant ticket for $5.

Passengers may begin checking in approximately one hour before your departure time. Passengers are seated in the order in which they check in and all seating is done outdoors.

Passengers will be seated by the captain in the order in which you check in at the ticket booth after arriving at the lake. Due to social distancing guidelines, passengers are not permitted to “wander around” during the trip.

Yes, we do have life jackets on board for every passenger. Arizona State Law requires that all children ages 12 and under wear life jackets.

Because ALL seating is outdoors, please dress accordingly.

For current safety reasons, ALL seating will be outdoors and there is NO inside seating available.

Yes, the Desert Belle is handicap accessible. This includes a wheel chair accessible bathroom and grab bar. The Marina also has ramps that lead to the dock for boarding the Desert Belle via wheelchair or stroller.

Yes, there are two bathrooms on board the Desert Belle.

No. Due to Arizona State Law, smoking is not allowed aboard the boat. This includes vape pens and any e-cigarettes.

Parking is Free. A parking permit is NOT required to park for the Desert Belle in the Marina parking lot.

The Desert Belle runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where we are forced to cancel the event, you will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability). Please keep in mind that in the event of light rain, there are enclosed areas on the boat to which you can move.

Yes! We offer private charters, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Learn more about private charters.

Private charters start at $1975 for up to 100 people, for a two-hour charter. Learn more about private charters.

A standard private charter is 2 hours long. However, charters may be extended in half hour increments for an additional cost. Learn more about private charters.

Yes! Gift certificates are available for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, please call 480-984-2425 or purchase gift certificates online here.

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