Desert Belle & Stellar Adventures Team Up for Land and Lake Excursion
You talked, and we heard you. Due to popular demand, Stellar Adventures is proud to announce a new partnership with the pros at Desert Belle Cruises—the best tour guides on Arizona waters! Stellar Adventures and Desert Belle Cruises have collaborated and now offer a half-day excursion that will offer you and your group an up-close-and-personal look at the Sonoran Desert, followed by an unforgettable cruise on the waters of Saguaro Lake.
Your day will begin when we pick you up from your hotel in our signature H1 Hummer. We’ll then take you into Arizona’s breathtaking Sonoran Desert, widely regarded as the world’s most diverse desert, for a high-energy off-road excursion that will leave you breathless with excitement. During your desert tour, your tour guide will point out unique flora and fauna, including bobcats and birds of prey.
The Four Peaks mountain range and Superstition Mountains hold some of the highest peaks in Arizona, and will serve as the majestic backdrop of your desert tour. Your tour guide will regale you with the history of the area and some of the legends of the Sonoran Desert that add to the mystique of the setting, including tales of the ancient cultures that inhabited this region, and stories about the modern inhabitants (who have some qualities that make for good stories, too).
After your desert excursion, you’ll step aboard the Desert Belle for an unforgettable cruise on the waters of Saguaro Lake. Desert Belle Cruises has a long history of offering native Phoenicians and visitors to the Valley of the Sun a different perspective of Saguaro Lake and its surrounding landscape. During this 1.5-hour ride, be sure to keep your eyes open for the wild horses and bighorn sheep that roam the craggy mountains surrounding the lake, and stop to admire the panoramic views of the cliffs that come right up to the water’s edge.
The Desert Belle is a two-level boat that seats more than 140 passengers, which makes it ideal for outings both large and small. During your cruise, you may see vultures, ring-tail cats, bobcats, and mountain lions, so be sure to keep your camera handy. As you set out on the water, keep one ear trained on the voice of the Captain, who will point out sights that are only apparent to the trained eye. In addition to its two stories that allow space and comfort, the Desert Belle also boasts an air-conditioned interior and an onboard concession stand that stocks soft drinks, beer, and wine.
So we invite you to sit back in absolute comfort and put your phone down. Look up and admire the incredible vistas of landscape and wildlife around you. The positioning of Saguaro Lake in the heart of the Tonto National Forest means that you’ll be in the best place to see all of the different aspects of what makes this landscape so special.
This combination tour includes:
- Complimentary pick up and drop off at your Phoenix area hotel
- 1 hour tour of the magnificent Sonoran Desert aboard an H1 Hummer through the scenic Tonto National Forest
- A short educational stop on the trail which highlights the surrounding flora and fauna
- Education about the diverse ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert, including both natural and human history
- An extraordinary tour aboard the Desert on spectacular Saguaro Lake
- Up-close-and-personal views of the looming cliffs, eagles’ nests, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains
TOUR TIME: 9:00 AM Departure – Approximately 5.5 hours (Depending on pick-up location)
PRICE: H1 Hummer & Boat Tour: $195.00/ADULT, $135.00/CHILD (10 Years & Under)
(8.6% Tax & Gratuity NOT Included). Lunch is not included but can be purchased at the Marina. Click here to see a menu.