Desert Belle F.A.Q
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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 desertbelle.com/tickets 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 90 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.
Check in is required for all passengers. Whether you buy your tickets online or through our reservationists you must still check-in at the ticket booth located at the Lake. The coast guard requires that we know the exact number of people aboard each cruise therefore EVERYONE must check-in. No exceptions. Check-in begins *approximately 11:30 am for the 12:30 pm cruise, 2:00 pm for the 2:45, and 4:15 pm for the 5:00 pm.
*These times are an approximation. Our crew may be checking in slightly later or earlier than the times given on a day-to-day basis.
No. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are able to get up and move around to available seats throughout the cruise.
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.
Please make sure you dress appropriately for the weather. Casual attire is usually preferred and a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended year round.
YES! The lower level of the Desert Belle is climate controlled. On the upper level there are awnings overhead to help protect you from the sun. Again, please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather–we always recommend bringing a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
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.