Desert Princess Paddle-Wheel Boat on Lake Mead Cruise

Lake Mead Boat Cruise: Including the Hoover Dam by Vegas Tours

Now that you have seen the beauty of the Grand Canyon and the Skywalk, it’s time to switch it up a bit. Now that your visit to Las Vegas has turned out pretty successful, it’s time to explore the Hoover Dam. When you book your visit to the dam with the help of Vegas Tours, you’ll be glad that you’ve booked your tour to Lake Mead aboard the Desert Princess Paddle Boat with a Mississippi-style design.

This gigantic boat called the “Desert Princess” is perfect for a quick tour of the world’s largest man-made lake. As you relax and enjoy the beautiful breeze flowing through your hair while on the upper deck, you’ll appreciate the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

What do you get to see?

When cruising through this amazing water body, you get to take in the stunning and mesmerizing views of Sentinel Island, Hoover Dam, Boulder Island, and so much more. Make sure you have your camera ready to catch the lakeside pictures of the Lake Mead shoreline and the towering Hoover Dam.

How long is the tour?

With Vegas Tours, you get to invest your time in an exhilarating one & a half hour trip that gives you ample score to explore this man-made beauty that also ranks among the 7 man made wonders of the world. Apart from capturing the beauty. You get to know the ins and outs of how this amazing architectural marvel came to creation. And while you are at it, make sure you book your tour ASAP to ensure that you get the availability for the cruise, as the tour only operates 3 days a week. Given the fact that the Desert Princess Lake Mead Cruise is a popular tour option for most visitors, there are limited seating options available. So, act fast and secure your trip to the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Cruise Combination Tour.

Tasty Lunch for Your Trip

When booking your trip with Vegas Tours, all travelers receive a complimentary lunch included. Deli style sandwiches, chips and beverage. Note: There is also a fabulous dinner cruise available as well. ( Hoover Dam Tour ) not included. This combo is something you will definitely cherish and enjoy as you explore the dam and the beauty of Lake Mead.

Pricing: No Hidden Prices

The best thing about booking your day trip with Vegas Tours is the fact that there are no hidden costs Taxes and park entrance fees included. What you see is what you pay with our services for a quick Hoover Dam trip aboard the Desert Princess.

What are the services you get?

With Vegas Tours Desert Princess Hoover Dam excursion, prices include hotel pick-up and return. Further, you also get a scenic motor coach / shuttle van that takes you to the Hoover Dam & Lake Mead and board the Desert Princess where you’ll be served a picnic lunch in their dining room. Beer and wine service is available for an extra cost. And while you are enjoying your trip, here are some quick questions we have answered for you to help ease your curiosity about the Hoover Dam / Lake Mead Cruise.

Frequently Asked Questions

 1-Where is Hoover Dam’s power plant located?


On average, the majestic Hoover Dam generates around 4 Billion KW/Hour worth of hydro-power. So, the power plant that helps generate this hydropower is located within a structure that is U-Shaped, just like the skywalk, and is located in the base section of the dam.

Now, each of these power plant wings ranges about 650 feet in terms of length. On the other hand, the rise of the plant is about 299 feet above the foundation of the power plant. In all these plant galleries, there are about 10 acres of space available.

2-How much power can the Hoover Dam power plant generate?


There are about 17 prime turbines located within the Hoover plant, of which 9 are located within the Arizona section while 8 are within the Nevada section. The main units within the power plant flaunt a combined power generation capacity that goes as high as 2,991,000 horsepower. The 2 units for the service station come with a 3,500 horsepower rating each.

Together, the plant flaunts a capacity closing in at 2,998,000 horsepower.

Also Read: The 7 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Hoover Dam

3-Who operates & maintains the power plant?


The Hoover Dam power plant is maintained and operated by the country’s Bureau of Reclamation.

4-Was Hoover Dam completed ahead of its time?


Hoover Dam is the best example of a U.S. government project that was actually completed way before its estimated time. While the project surely took its fair share of sweat and blood, it is an architectural marvel that was completed in a short time span. The construction started in 1931 & the very last concrete for the project was laid down in  1935. This was two years prior to its completion date, which was 1937.


Hoover Dam is surely a miracle marvel that has been a point of attraction for tourists from all over the world. Hoover Dam has also managed to change the lifestyle of those living in and around the Las Vegas Valley with better water facilities along with hydropower that helps save up on the non-renewable power sources. So, when you plan to explore something beyond Las Vegas, why not plan a day trip on the Desert Princess and visit Hoover Dam.

Count on Vegas Tours Advisors  to help you plan your next holiday trip to the Hoover Dam without over spending your budget.  Book your Hoover Dam / Lake Mead Cruise tour with Vegas Tours and experience the best of everything Las Vegas has to offer. To book your tour today, give us a quick call at 1-866-218-6877 or write to us at