From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Across Arizona Tours

From Phoenix: Apache Trail & Dolly Steamboat Day Trip

Activity provider: Across Arizona Tours
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From US$ 160 per person

Likely to sell out

This tour will take you into the desert, through the mountains, and then over Canyon Lake by Dolly Steamboat. Learn about Arizona's local culture on this fun, informative tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your driver at one of the select locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa. Your specific hotel may not be in the pickup route on a particular day. If this happens, the activity provider will direct you to a different pick up location.


7 hours
  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area

  • Tortilla Flat (sightseeing)

  • Boat cruise

  • Sonoran Desert (guided tour)

  • Phoenix Metropolitan Area

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Take a 90 minute narrated cruise on beautiful Canyon Lake aboard Dolly Steamboat
  • Visit the town of Tortilla Flat, a former stagecoach stop, with a population of 6 people
  • Go for a short walk in the Sonora Desert with your guide who will point out the local flora
  • Depart for your tour from many hotels in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Mesa Arizona
Full description
Come join us on an adventurous tour along the Apache Trail and into the Sonora desert, then take a cruise on Dolly Steamboat through Canyon Lake. Driving into the Superstition Mountains, you will visit Tortilla Flat, a quaint Arizona town with a population of 6! Next, relax on a 90-minute cruise over picturesque Canyon Lake, with its magnificent desert surroundings. Don't forget your camera, as this is the ideal platform from which to snap postcard-perfect landscape photos. Your guide will then lead you into the desert for an explanation of the local flora, including the majestic Saguaro cactus and Arizona's state tree, the Palo Verde.
  • Guide services
  • Transportation
  • Admissions
  • Bottles of water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Take a sweater or jacket along during winter months
  • A stop is made for lunch but it's not included in the price
  • A tip for your guide is optional but much appreciated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Even though it was raining pretty hard, Frank did an excellent job of staying ahead of the rain and getting us outside. He showed us native Arizona cacti and other plants. We then went on the Dolly for a trip around Canyon Lake. It was awesome even in the rain. Finally we stopped at a wonderful restaurant in Tortilla Flats that had prickly pear lemonade and prickly pear ice cream! Just a wonderful day.

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April 1, 2023

This was a great tour! Our guide, Zane was knowledgeable, funny, picked us up at our location “on time” and he was a good driver! He truly made this excursion a memorable event. The Lost Dutchman Park was beautiful, and the stories we heard about it were interesting. The steamboat ride was wonderful! We highly recommend this tour.

April 1, 2023

We loved every moment of our activities. The nature walk, the boat ride and tortilla flat for lunch and shopping. Our guide Frank was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, friendly and just a good hearted person. I would recommend this tour. We got our monies worth for sure.

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 15084